Reviews written by Louise Cosgrave

26 results - showing 1 - 15
1 2
Ordering
February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautiful

Absolutely brilliant! With Death as the narrator, this book takes you through a few years in the life of a girl living through the second world war. Although world war books tend to be the same, this gives it a different angle. The fact that they talk about books a...

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
An instant classic

A brilliant and different book. The story of a girl who goes to England from America just before a fictional war after (I assume) 9/11 and what happens to her and her cousins. A great dystopian book that is already a classic.

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A great book for boys

I got this book in bookclub and I should probably read it at some point anyway... This was fun. Not as good as everyone said, but it kept me gripped. Good fun and definitely recommended for boys.

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A must read

I really loved this book! I am promptly going out to buy my own copy. It deals with such terrible things in such a beautiful way. Highly recommended.

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
fun, but not worth the hype

I succumbed... and loved it! Who would have guessed? Mae was right, the writing isn't brilliant, and it is full of teenage-angst, but i couldn't put it down... A fun read, but not worth the hype

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Too much of the same

The only reason I keep reading this series is because I can asily read it on my phone. This one wasn't great, but at least I was reading.

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A bit far fetched

A lot of fun, but more of the same. I liked it and it kept me reading. so that's great. A little bit far-fetched though... I will keep reading about Alex's adventures when I don't have something to read (or I want something easy), but it's...

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fast-paced

I enjoyed this second installment (again on my iPhone Kindle app). It took me a few hours and I really enjoyed the fast-paced adventure. Bring on the next one!

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Captivating

Alex's adventures remind me of the Hardy Boys and how I felt when I read them for the first time as a teenager. Sure, it's not great literature, but it's fun, easy and captivating. I will definitely read the rest of them. It was also the...

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Quick, fun, hard to put down

This kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole 4 hours it took me to read it... I enjoyed it more than the first two. It is the perfect book for my current insane life.

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
A fun read

I must say, this was a big imporvement from Eagle Strike. I really didn't know what was going to happen and it was fun!

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Brilliant series

I loved this book! So clever, fun and engaging. Skulduggery is a brilliant and original protagonist. I can't recommend the rest of the series highly enough.

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Absorbing

I really enjoyed this book for what it was. It kept me up till late, I finished it in one day and it was exactly right. It is a kids' book though and I would have been obsessed with it and gotten lost in it at 10, but now I...

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Worth the hype - thankfully read it before

he series consumed me. I couldn't put the books down, I hardly slept and when I did, I had nightmwres that I was in the hunger games myself. The long term effect of war and political games on children is so devastating that it made this fictional post-apocalyptical world completely...

February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Brilliant YA

The review I wrote for book one is true for this book as well. It consumed me and was incredible. I couldn't put it down. I love how the political is entertwined in the series.

26 results - showing 1 - 15
1 2
Powered by JReviews

Latest Book Listings Added

 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Fifteen-year-old JL Markham's life used to be filled with carnival...
The Lost Legends
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
All her life, Princess Adalina heard tales of the legendary,...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
In a series of interwoven fictionalized stories, Deborah Noyes gives...
In the Hall with the Knife
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A murderer could be around every corner in this thrilling...
Birthday
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Boyhood meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this...
A Betrayal Exposed (Not Every Girl Book 3)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Olivia Davenport’s life is finally going smoothly, until if falls...
Finding Mr. Better-Than-You
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A heartbroken teen, with the help of her best friends,...
Freaky in Fresno
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Influencers. Movie nerds. Beauty queens. And one pink convertible. Have...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Death marked her from her very first breath. ...
Only Mostly Devastated
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Will Tavares is the dream summer fling―he's fun, affectionate, kind―but...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Defending everything they know could cost them everything they...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
They wanted a chance; they were given a choice: ...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Under pressure. Under fire. Some will rise...and some will...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The action of Hunger Games, the scope of Maze Runner,...
Lucky Caller
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance...
Echoes Between Us
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Veronica sees ghosts―more specifically, her mother’s ghost. The afterimages...

Latest Member Reviews

Game Changer
 
5.0
"At the end of summer football camp for the Walthorne Wildcats, Ted Youngblood collapses as he comes off the field..."
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
 
4.0
"Jimmy is bullied by his classmates at school because he has blue eyes, light skin, and a Scottish last name,..."
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)
 
3.5
" “I’ll be famous one day, but for now I’m stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons.”..."
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
 
5.0
" Frank is hoping to win the Midville science competition by creating a robot with a thought process driven..."
Sick
 
N/A
"Sick was sick. These zombies are hardcore and not for the faint hearted. There was much gore and blood slurping,..."
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
 
4.0
"I think my mood affected this one a bit. It was a fun a read, but it took me a..."
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett (Origami Yoda #4)
 
5.0
"“The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett” follows Tommy and his gang of friends as they try to thwart a..."
An Army of Frogs (A Kulipari Novel)
 
4.0
"You know those epic fantasy adventures from childhood that stick with you forever? For me it’s movies like “FernGully,” “The..."
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)
 
5.0
"I finally decided to pick up a copy of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” to see what all the fuss..."
Darth Paper Strikes Back (Origami Yoda #2)
 
5.0
"I think we can all agree that nothing about Star Wars is normal. We aren’t aided by a group of..."
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1)
 
5.0
"Holy Han Solo, I can’t believe I missed Star Wars Reads Day! In belated honor of the day, I checked..."
Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
 
4.0
"Horton Halfpott is an odd little book, but so, so fun. Everything about Horton Halfpott is absurd in..."
A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
 
3.0
"Sarah is tired of living in an abusive household, so when her father not only sells her horse, but arranges..."
The Carnival of Lost Souls: A Handcuff Kid Novel
 
2.0
"I had a lot of hope for The Carnival of Lost Souls because I’ve always been a fan of magic...."
Fake Mustache
 
3.0
"Friends Lenny and Casper get into their fair share of trouble in the town of Hairsprinkle, but when Casper uses..."
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2)
 
5.0
"Rodrick is mean, he's the obvious older sibling. In this story, he gets redemption because he shows his good side..."
The Council of Mirrors (The Sisters Grimm #9)
 
3.0
"Granny Relda's body has been kidnapped by Mirror, who is trying to use her to get out of Ferryport, which..."
A Greyhound of a Girl
 
3.0
"Mary's grandmother Emer is very ill and in the hospital. Her mother, Scarlett, is trying to come to terms with..."
13 Hangmen
 
3.0
"Tony's family is a bit confused, but very grateful, when Tony's great uncle Angelo leaves him his house in Boston,..."
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4)
 
5.0
"It's the summer holidays- the weather's great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where's Greg Heffley? Inside..."