Genre: Adolescence

Book Review: Light (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Light (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“I suppose we’ll behave like a bunch of holier-than-thou hypocrites. Because the alternative is to look at ourselves in the mirror and know that we are capable of dark and terrible things.” Light, the final novel in Michael Grant’s Gone series neatly wraps up all loose ends, had loads of actions, and left me feeling satisfied. At the […]

Book Review: Fear (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Fear (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“In the land of the blind, a one-eyed man is king.” Fear picks up four months after Plague. Sam, Edilio, Dekka, and others are living out at the lake while Caine and Albert rule Perdido Beach. It’s been an entire year since all of the adults disappeared, and the survivors are trying to move on from the […]

Book Review: Plague (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Plague (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Eight months since all the adults disappeared from Perdito Beach, the survivors discover a new horror. A plague has come to town, and is wiping out the kids in the way that hunger and lies have failed to do. In Author Michael Grant’s fourth installment of his best-selling Gone series Sam, Astrid, Caine, Diana, and […]

Book Review: Lies (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Lies (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

The kids in Michael Grant’s Gone series have been stranded inside the FAYZ for seven months, and the longer they go without adult supervision, the more off the rails things go. They’re almost out of food, the dead walk the earth, and Zil and his cronies are bringing their race war between the “normals” and the “freaks” to […]

Book Review: Hunger (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Hunger (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“Superpowers, don’t always make you a superhero.” Hunger, the second novel in Michael Grant’s Gone series takes the series to a horrifying turn. It’s been three months since the events in the first novel. The food has nearly run out. Everyone is starving, but still looking to Sam to save the day. When the pressure becomes too much, […]

Book Review: Gone by Michael Grant

Book Review: Gone by Michael Grant

“Ninth graders with machine guns: its hard to make that a happy story.” I bought Michael Grant’s Gone some time before New Year’s Eve of 2014. It sat on my shelf for over a year, before I finally decided to read it. It’s not because I didn’t want to. It’s just that there were so many other books I […]

Book Review & Discussion: Splendor (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen (SPOILERS)

Book Review & Discussion: Splendor (The Luxe) by Anna Godbersen (SPOILERS)

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM SPLENDOR!!  PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!! Anna Godbersen’s historical fiction, young adult series, The Luxe, concludes with the fourth novel, Splendor. The synopsis states that there will be new beginnings, shocking revelations, and unexpected endings, and that was partially true. When we last saw the scheming characters of 18th century New York high […]

Book Review: Envy (The Luxe Series) by Anna Godbersen

Book Review: Envy (The Luxe Series) by Anna Godbersen

The Good…: Envy, the third book in Anna Godbersen’s The Luxe series picks up two months after Elizabeth Holland’s “rescue.” The truth is only something only a handful of people know. While society waits for Liz to reenter society, Elizabeth is struggling with a broken heart and wondering how she can go on under the […]