Author: Kara

Sixteenth Summer- Book Review

Posted May 1, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Sixteenth Summer- Book Review

Sixteenth Summer by Michelle DaltonMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary From Goodreads: Anna is dreading another tourist-filled summer on Dune Island that follows the same routine: beach, ice cream, friends, repeat. That is, until she locks eyes with Will, the gorgeous and sweet guy visiting from New York. Soon, her summer is filled with flirtatious fun as Anna falls head over heels in love.But with every perfect afternoon, sweet kiss, and walk on the beach, Anna can’t ignore that the days are quickly growing shorter, and Will has to leave at the end of August. Anna’s never felt anything more »

Cryer’s Cross- Book Review

Posted April 30, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Cryer’s Cross- Book Review

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMannMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary From Goodreads: The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on… until Kendall’s boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the more »

Haven by Kristi Cook

Posted April 28, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Haven by Kristi Cook

Haven by Kristi CookMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary From Goodreads: One month into her junior year, sixteen-year-old Violet McKenna transfers to the Winterhaven School in New York’s Hudson Valley, inexplicably drawn to the boarding school with high hopes. Leaving Atlanta behind, she’s looking forward to a fresh start–a new school, and new classmates who will not know her deepest, darkest secret, the one she’s tried to hide all her life: strange, foreboding visions of the future. But Winterhaven has secrets of its own, secrets that run far deeper than Violet’s. Everyone there–every student, every teacher–has psychic abilities, ‘gifts more »

Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset

Posted April 26, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset

So. The Girl in the Steel Corset. Let me start off by saying that I don’t think this will be a book for everyone. I don’t know how I know this, but I just know. It’s already gotten a few negative reviews, which I guess I can understand, even if I don’t agree. It could be seen as boring to some if you aren’t interested in Victorian times, automatons (creepy), and Steampunk fashions. I didn’t find it boring at all. In fact, I quite liked learning about the world of Steampunk and all the details. Yes, nearly every outfit worn more »

Book Review: Devon Delaney is a Dirty Liar

Posted April 25, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Devon Delaney is a Dirty Liar

  This isn’t a new book. I realize that. But since I am new to book blogging, I have had to go back quite a few years to find books I’ve wanted to read. Which is part of the reason I have almost 1300 books on my TBR list. This one was published in 2007. And it really was a very fun read. It’s definitely a tween/middle-grade novel, and I didn’t really know that until I started reading, and at that point I sighed and was disappointed. I decided to forge ahead anyway. I’ve got no problem reading fantasy middle-grade more »

Book Review: Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks

Posted April 24, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks

  What do you get when you put a totally annoying protagonist (at least most of the time), a totally adorable (and desired by boys everywhere because of her giant rack) younger sister, some plastic friends, cute boys, and a prestigious Christian school together? You get a book full of total awesomeness and win. I could praise this novel forever and ever and it wouldn’t be enough. This book made me sad I was an only child and missed out on all that sisterly drama. I seriously wish I had had siblings now. And it’s not like it showed siblings more »