Untraceable by S.R. Johannes

Untraceable by S. R. Johannes leads readers on a long but thrilling hunt to trap a killer. A tom-boy heroine, woodsy setting, and two cute boys make this wilderness thriller an exciting read. Grace has always been a daddy’s girl. But not the kind that likes to go out shopping using daddy’s credit card…she’s more … Continue reading

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) by Kiersten White

Supernaturally, the second installement in Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy series,  fails to live up to the spunkyness and originality of the first book. Evie still rocks as a YA heroine, but her insecurities throughout the book (while normal for a teen) drag the plot down. Evie finally has the normal life she’s been waiting for. Only one thing: normal is … Continue reading

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Wolfsbane, the second installment in Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade series, will have you snarling for the next book. I grew to love Calla even more, enjoyed learning about the Searchers and their history, and found myself rooting for Ren over Shay. We find Calla just where we left her: captured by the Searchers, the worst enemy … Continue reading

Shatter by Elizabeth C. Mock

Shatter, a self-published young adult fantasy novel, starts off slow and never really gets going. The characters, plot, and world have plenty of potential, but a good restructuring and major editing overhaul would have done this book wonders. Faela Durante is on the run from her husband, the father of her infant son, Sammi. She’s racked with … Continue reading

The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates is a great book to read during the Halloween season. It’s got ghosts, an insane asylum, and one scary-ass clown. The characters felt a little flat, and I had a hard time with the third person present POV, but the book is very cinematic. I could totally see this … Continue reading

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

A review of Shade

I blew through this book! The fast (if somewhat predictable) plot, interesting mythology, and spunky characters ensure that I’ll be reading the next book in this series. Aura Salvatore is just your average Post-Shift high school student. She wears red so the ghosts don’t bother her during the day, changes to something professional to complete … Continue reading

Bone Dressing by Michelle Brooks

Bone Dressng was one of the worst books I’ve tried to read in a long time. It’s basically narrated by the most annoying teen in the world, Sydney Roberdeau. In real life, I’m pretty sure Syd would be be an up-talker. Now, I didn’t finish this book. I got roughly half way through it and … Continue reading

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

The final installment of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy doesn’t live up to the action and emotion-packed first two novels, Shiver and Linger. The slow plot arc, focus on too-familiar characters, and open ending left me unsatisfied at the end of the book. The book begins with Grace as a wolf, and Sam waiting for her … Continue reading

Silver Shark (Kinsmen Series) by Ilona Andrews

A Review of Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews

Blast through the pages of Silver Shark, a sci-fi romance novella by Ilona Andrews. Super short. Super fast. Super sexy. Claire Shannon is a Class A Psycher, which basically means she’s been trained since the age of 14 to kill people with her mind. She’s powerful. For her, killing takes but a thought: “She seared … Continue reading

It’s banned books week. How many challenged books have YOU read?

I have read 17 of the 100 most frequenty challenged books (1990-1999). How many have you read? What’s your favorite? Here’s my list: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger The Giver, by Lois Lowry Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine … Continue reading

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