Category: 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Book Review: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

“Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?”  ― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse The Good…: Marie Rutkoski’s novel, The Winner’s Curse, is a very interesting novel, that feels both historical and futuristic at the same time. Set in some imaginary land and time, those with great strategic ability seem to hold the […]

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, courtesy of the good folks over at The Broke and the Bookish, is a list of the books I’m planning to read this spring, that have sat in my TBR (To Be Read) pile forever. If you aren’t familiar with having a TBR List, it’s the new, shiny books that wooed you while […]

Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”  ― Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun The Good…: Author Jandy Nelson’s novel, I’ll Give You the Sun, is addictive! Once I began reading about twins Jude and Noah, I couldn’t put […]

Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Caution: This review may contain spoilers! The Good…: Author Rick Yancey paints a terrifying, post-apocalyptic picture in his novel The 5th Wave. In the novel, aliens arrive and begin to systematically destroy the human race. The 1st wave sets off an EMP that plunges the world into darkness, setting it back to the Dark Ages. In the 2nd […]

Book Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

Book Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

The Good…: Sally Green’s novel of a young boy persecuted for being the son of an infamous black witch is spellbinding. We meet Nathan as a sixteen year old boy who has been caged as punishment for being born. A halfbreed son of two powerful witches: One White, the other Black. In a world where […]

Book Review: Half-Blood (The Covenant Series)

Book Review: Half-Blood (The Covenant Series)

The Good…: After reading author Jennifer Armentrout’s LUX series last fall, I was hooked on her writing. Armentrout delivers fast-paced stories that hook you from the very first sentence, and don’t let go of your attention until her stories end. It was like that with LUX, and I can tell the Covenant series will be the same. Alex is a funny, […]

Book Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

Book Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

The Good…: What I liked most about Marissa Meyer’s retelling of the fairy tale, Cinderella, is that she set the story in the future, and made the heroine a cyborg. This science fiction aspect of this classic story made it read as a brand new story. Cinder is a strong character, even if she has been forced […]

Book Review: Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series)

Book Review: Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series)

This Book Contains Spoilers From Shiver & Linger! Beware! The Good…: Maggie Stiefvater’s trilogy concludes in Forever. Sam and Grace are once again battling the odds, and proving they belong together. Now that Grace has shifted into a wolf, the bond between her and Sam has only grown stronger. Both of them have had a chance to […]

Book Review: Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series).

Book Review: Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series).

This Book Contains Spoilers From Shiver! Beware! The Good…: This book made me cry. I wasn’t prepared for my reaction to this book at all. Linger picks up a few weeks after the events in the first book. Sam is now human trying to figure out what that really means, while Grace is grappling with the fear […]