Category: Young Adult Book Reviews

Apr 03
Book Review: Awakening by Shannon Duffy

Book Review: Awakening by Shannon Duffy

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

One Line: A dystopian that didn’t bore me? That’s a winner right there! In My Opinion: Add to cart! Awakening was exactly the kind of dystopian book that I can get into. It’s not too heavy on the frivolous details or info dumps, but filled with engaging characters and action scenes to keep the story flowing quickly and smoothly. Sure, I had some questions about the society as a whole… Read more »

Apr 01
Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Young Adult Book Reviews 6 ★★★½

One Line: Finch was quite a character and one I really enjoyed getting to know. What I Loved: I really liked being inside Finch’s head. He was such an interesting character and watching his development and subsequent unraveling was what kept me going throughout this book. Although I wasn’t too keen on relating his condition to what happens to him in the end, it was still quite an experience. Maybe… Read more »

Mar 23
Book Review: King by Ellen Oh

Book Review: King by Ellen Oh

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★½

One Line: An excellent ending to an amazing series that has easily become one of my favorites. I’ve enjoyed this series from the very beginning and I’m pretty sad to see it end. I loved that Oh kept the momentum going throughout the series, keeping me glued to the stories and invested in the characters. Prophecy introduced readers to a great set of characters, especially Kira, and I loved seeing… Read more »

Mar 20
Book Review: Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

Book Review: Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

Young Adult Book Reviews 6 ★★★

One Line: What started out a little weak turned into a pretty decent read with a strong ending. What I Loved: The best part of this book was easily the Pandoras. I loved them all. Such fun, interesting creatures. Their relationship with their humans reminded me of Pokemon, that’s how I picture their dynamic in my head. Tella definitely reminds me of Ash, how she cares for her Pandora, for… Read more »

Mar 06
Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★★

One Line: So much better than the first book. I couldn’t put it down! In My Opinion: Add to cart! Wow! This was such a turn around from the first book for me, I honestly wondered if I even read the first book right. I don’t know why, but this book just grabbed me right from the start and I honestly couldn’t stop reading. Maybe because the plot moved along… Read more »

Feb 24
Book Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Book Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Young Adult Book Reviews 6 ★★★

One Line: A detailed and intricate tale of magic and love. What I Loved: This was my first “genie” book, so I really liked exploring this world and how the author wove it into modern day society. These creatures are basically from another world and I liked how fascinated some of them were with our world’s technology, it was funny. It was also interesting how the author created a caste… Read more »

Feb 23
Book Review: Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock

Book Review: Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★½

One Line: An excellent conclusion to a thrilling series. I couldn’t put it down! In My Opinion: Add to cart! What an amazing book! I was surprisingly glued to the pages of this book and I just couldn’t stop reading. This book, and this series really, is what an awesome paranormal series should be like. I haven’t read too many books about wolves, but of those I have read, none… Read more »

Feb 18
Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Collide by Melissa West [CLOSED]

Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Collide by Melissa West [CLOSED]

Blog Tours, Giveaways, Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★½

One Line: A strong conclusion to an interesting series. In My Opinion: Add to cart! I loved that West filled this last book with so much action and suspense. Usually, with these last books there’s too much build up, a lot of waiting around and planning, and then things are rushed and action-packed at the very end. Here, West gives us plenty of action scenes scattered throughout the book and… Read more »

Feb 17
Book Review: Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Book Review: Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

One Line: A pleasantly surprising good read that I devoured. What I Loved: I loved this strange desert world and its cast of characters. I haven’t read anything like it was the setting was refreshing. I loved Jayden in particular though because she’s just a good person. She’s cares so much for her family, despite them not really thinking about her at all. They’re not bad people, I just felt… Read more »

Feb 16
Book Review: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Book Review: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★½

One Line: An emotional and gripping story of two lost souls who just happened to find love. In My Opinion: Add to cart! I’ll Meet You There was beautifully written and definitely tugs at your heart. My heart broke for Josh so many times while reading his chapters. I feel like this story is more about these characters coming to terms with how their lives have changed and figuring out… Read more »