Review – Firelight by Sophie Jordan
In Book Review
May 4, 2011

Review – Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Slow to start: I initially had trouble getting into the story. It seemed to take several chapters before there was anything to really draw me in. There was also the fact that the novel’s in present tense, which really threw me off. At times it seemed like it would have been better suited to be in past tense, which I […]

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Review – Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
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April 25, 2011

Review – Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

The war is still raging: In this sequel to Westerfeld’s Leviathan, World War I is still raging across Europe. And yet again, Deryn and Alek are on another adventure. Westerfeld keeps the excitement flowing through this second book as the airship, Leviathan, heads for the Ottoman Empire. I loved the action in this novel and Westerfeld’s attention to detail, especially […]

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Review – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
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April 16, 2011

Review – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Action, adventure, comedy, and romance. Who could want more? This book was an action-packed urban fantasy that was sometimes serious, sometimes (very) heavy on the romance, and sometimes drop-on-the-floor hysterical. Cat and Bones have a certain chemistry that makes them perfect for the main characters of this book as their personalities clash and mix to create a whirl of an […]

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Review – Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
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April 15, 2011

Review – Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

A new take on werewolves: Unlike most novels I’ve read about werewolves, Johnson provides a fresh idea where the only werewolves are female and they have closely knit packs. The world also knows about werewolves and have organizations, whose goals are to “cure” the werewolves of their “curse.” Similar to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, the werewolf gene isn’t triggered until […]

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Review – Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
In Book Review
April 9, 2011

Review – Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Changed My Opinion: Any time I hear someone mention World War I, it makes me cringe because it seemed to be the only thing we ever discussed in my history classes. However, this book completely changed my opinion. Yes, it’s fiction but it made me rethink the war, strangely enough. The idea of having two groups, the Darwinists (Allies) and Clankers […]

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Review – Dark Life by Kat Falls
In Book Review
March 13, 2011

Review – Dark Life by Kat Falls

A Pleasant Surprise: I’m not one to read books in first person PoV when it’s a male protagonist but I really enjoyed this book. The main character, Ty, is passionate about what he believes in and tries to do the right thing, whether his parents and the government believe in it or not. He made reading Dark Life very enjoyable. Post-Apocalyptic […]

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Review – Frostbite by Richelle Mead
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March 4, 2011

Review – Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Rose and Lissa are back and this time they’re going on vacation, though not under the best of circumstances. The Strigoi are on the hunt for royals sending the students of St. Vladimir’s to spend their Christmas vacationing at a ritzy ski resort. There’s a lot going on in Frostbite but not so much at the forefront as in the background. […]

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Review – Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
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February 27, 2011

Review – Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

When I first picked up Shiver, I’d already heard mixed reviews about it ranging from absolutely loving it to not worth reading. After finishing, I found myself somewhere in the middle. Shiver is the story of a girl, Grace, who’s life seems to revolve around a mysterious wolf that saved her six years prior to the novel’s story. This wolf […]

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