Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

Review: Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

20306810-1Title: Kiss of Broken Glass

Author: Madeleine Kuderick

Publisher: Harper

Publication Date: September 2014

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/ Contemporary

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Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Review: Keeping Her by Cora Carmack

17824638Title: Keeping Her

Author: Cora Carmack

Publisher: William Moorow

Publication Date: August 2013

Genre: New Adult Fiction

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Thursday, August 22nd 2013

Review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

17290266Title: The Infinite Moment of Us

Author: Lauren Myracle

Publisher: Amulet Books

Publication Date: August 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Contemporary

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Thursday, August 1st 2013

Review: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider


Title: The Beginning of Everything

Author: Robyn Schneider

Publisher: Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen

Publication Date: August 2013

Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

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Thursday, July 11th 2013

Review: Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt

Title: Right of Way

Author: Lauren Barnholdt

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Publication Date: July 2013

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two

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Monday, June 17th 2013

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Title: Hopeless

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: December 2012

Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.

Review:

Sky meets Dean Holder, a boy with a reputation and a lot of baggage. But don’t let that fool you. Because there’s more to Holder than Sky ever thought. And he is the only person who can unlock Sky, making her feel, making her love, making her remember things she didn’t know she had forgotten…

I can’t give away anything.

Because then you won’t be able to experience Hopeless the way it was meant to be experienced- shocked, amazed, really emotional.

I will say that it is intense. It is heartbreaking. Heart shattering. Hopeful.

It is love and warmth and evil and cruelty. It is beautifully written, well executed and brings the readers through such a mix of emotions, it’s hard to stop thinking about this book. You think you know what it’s about. You think you know what will happen. But so much happens, there are so many twists, so much you see coming and unexpected reactions and stories. The journey is overwhelming and I could not put it down.

Sky is a wonderfully strong and complex character. Holder is everything the love interest should be. Patient, kind, complicated. Their affection, relationship is organic, not perfect, and not quick. They grow together, they experience sadness, joy, love and evil.

Love. Love. Love.
Go read.

Rating: 10 One of The Best

Monday, June 10th 2013

Review: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Title: Dare You To

Author: Katie McGarry

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two


Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.

Review: 


Beth Risk’s home life is anything but perfect and everyone knows it. Her father is gone, her mother is a mess with an abusive boyfriend. After a series of bad, Beth finds herself living with the uncle and starting a new school, leaving her old friends and life behind. But all she wants to do is get back…

Ryan Stone’s home life is perfect. At least, that’s what it looks like to everyone on the outside. But in reality, it is anything but. When he meets Beth as part of a dare, he doesn’t expect her to change him in ways that he never thought possible. To challenge him. But can he convince her to stay with him before she goes back to her old life?

I really liked Pushing The Limits, McGarry’s first book and was looking forward to Dare You To. And it didn’t disappoint!

Ryan is a very sweet, and noble character. Yes, he has issues, but overall, he’s a good guy. A golden boy, with a layer of complicated underneath. I loved his knight in shining armor personality. It was wholesome without being too goody goody.
Beth is rough. She’s angry, she’s bitter, she trusts no one. She made me want to scream at her. And I love her. She’s just the right amount of spice, fierceness and edge that evens out Ryan. They balance each other nicely.

The story moves quickly, and we see Noah and Echo from book one a little bit, which I love! We enter into Ryan’s not so perfect world and experience Beth and her problems. There’s a lot going on in the story, but it’s easy to fall in love with the characters and root for them to end up together.

Yes, there’s some cheese. But I think the world could do with some more!

Overall, a page turner, well developed characters, heartbreak and some bittersweet moments that will have you sighing.

If you love realistic YA romance, then this is for you!

Rating 8 Cookie Worthy