Reviews written by Jodi Meadows

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October 02, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
I love this book with all my heart.

I tried several times to start this review with something clever or profound, something that would let you know I mean Serious Business about this book. But every time I tried, I ended up with something like OMCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!!!!!!! In case that wasn’t clear enough for you: I...

January 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Awesome!

Loved the worldbuilding, characters, and plot. This is probably my favorite retelling of Cinderella thus far. Cyborg Cinderella? YES.

January 22, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wonderful

I really enjoyed this story, from the beautiful writing to the amazing love triangle (a hard sell for me!), to the gorgeous scenery. UNEARTHLY was a solid win for me. I loved all the characters and wanted to know more about their lives. I can't wait for the sequel!...

January 22, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wonderful

Rarely do I love the second book more than the first, so this was a wonderful surprise. SHIFT was just as -- more! -- amazing as SHADE. Jeri has a compelling and easy to read writing style. Her characters are beautifully flawed and real. I love this...

January 22, 2012
Young Adult Fiction
Fun

LIVING VIOLET has a lot of great action, humor, and potential to be a fun new series. There were several parts that made me giggle out loud.

January 22, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wonderful

I battled ninjas to get the ARC of this book! So worth it. This book was heartbreaking from page one. It begins with a simple but evocative description of the Everneath: it is an underworld where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. ...

January 22, 2012 (Updated: January 22, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fracture

I read an ARC. The premise intrigued me first. A girl drowns in a frozen lake. Eleven minutes later, she’s alive again. How? And then she’s drawn to dying people? FASCINATING. Obviously, I was really looking forward to this book, hoping I’d love it....

December 30, 2011
Fantastic worldbuilding

I received the ARC of this book. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I opened UNDER THE NEVER SKY, just that I knew I wanted it because I kept hearing such fantastic things about it from the people at HarperCollins and anyone else who’d ever...

December 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Wow

I admit, with the hype surrounding THE HUNGER GAMES, I was nervous to open the book. How could it possibly live up to all the amazing things people were saying? It did. Collins has a strong, compelling writing style, and this book grabs you...

December 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Heartbreaking

The final book of THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy is captivating. I dropped everything to read this book as quickly as I could. It also made me cry. While I wish there had been more focus on plot and Katniss MAKING changes -- less Katniss something epic and...

December 03, 2011
Young Adult Fiction
dragons!

I really wanted to love this book. The premise totally does it for me. Shapeshifting dragons, starcrossed romance, and epic choices. Unfortunately I didn't connect with the main character and wanted more from the plot than I was given. While I felt Jandica's struggles were authentic,...

December 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wonderful!

This was my first Maureen Johnson book, and I wasn't sure what to expect. I loved it. The plot was great. Rory and her roommates were darling. While I never really connected to the romance, I wasn't sure Rory was into it much,...

December 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Now I wear gloves

I heard so many great things about this book I was almost afraid to start it. I'm glad I did, though, because I ended up loving it to pieces. The characters were smart, endearing, and left me suspicious of everyone who does not wear gloves. And everyone...

December 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
wonderful!

After reading LAMENT, I was eager to read BALLAD. Though I wasn't sure how I'd feel about James narrating, I ended up really enjoying his perspective. He was wonderfully tragic and compelling, and his motivations were heartbreakingly clear. Oh, and the end. . . . I wish...

December 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Wonderful!

LAMENT was a fast, compelling read. I really enjoyed the writing, flawed characters, and the engaging plot, and was thrilled to discover another book in this universe as well. While I had some quibbles with the music portrayed here (no competition I've ever been in allows a change at the...

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