Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Posted November 9, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I’ve been waiting for Marissa Meyer’s new stand-alone novel, Heartless, ever since news of its release dropped. As a fan of her Lunar Chronicles series, I had really hit hopes for this novel, and I wasn’t disappointed. I received a copy of the book earlier this year when I attended the YallWest Book Convention in Santa Monica, California. It […]

Book Review: Gemina (The Illuminae Files) by Marie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Posted October 24, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 2 Comments
Book Review: Gemina (The Illuminae Files) by Marie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Gemina is the second book in The Illuminae Files, and is just as good (maybe better) than the first novel. In this story we are aboard the Heimdall with two new characters, Nik Malikov and Hanna Donnelly, as they are hijacked by mercenaries for BeiTech as part of the coverup from the first novel. Meanwhile, Katy and Ezra […]

Book Review: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Posted October 14, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Book Review: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria is set in the early 20th century before prohibition. The story centers around what are known as “homopaths,” individuals whose blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, but are dangerously affected by iron. Two best friends, Corinne and Ada, work for gangster Johnny Dervish in his club, the […]

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” Every Exquisite Thing was a different kind of read for me, as I usually don’t read contemporary novels. What drove me to picking it, was that it’s written by Matthew Quick, who wrote Silver Linings Playbook. I’ve been wanting to read that book for ages now, and love […]

Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

“They said that love was terrifying and tender, wild and sweet, and none of it made any sense. But now I knew that every mad word was true.” I’ve been wanting to read Rosamund Hodge’s Cruel Beauty since it came out, and I’mg lad I finally picked it up from the library. This Beauty and the Beast re-telling […]

Book Review: Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Book Review: Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

I first began this series about 3 or 4 years ago, so I was kind of hazy on the events of the last novel. Usually, I would re-read the series, but The Caster Chronicles has never been one of my favorite YA series. In fact, the only reason I’ve read past the first novel is due to […]

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: Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes)) by Sara Raasch (Spoiler + Rant)

Book Review: Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes)) by Sara Raasch (Spoiler + Rant)

“The most powerful magic of all is choice.” In Ice Like Fire, readers find Meira not too long after the events in the first book. She’s struggling with her new role as queen, while grappling with her new reality of being under Cordell’s thumb. Though she wants her people to be safe, Meira doesn’t feel that magic […]

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 […]