Category: book review

Book Review: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

Posted July 25, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 18 Comments
Book Review: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

I liked In the After so much, you guys! I was wrapped up in this book from beginning to end and I loved every moment of it. I find this strangely amusing because I didn’t find the creature description intimidating at all. They did not scare me, and I sort of pictured them as human-sized Godzillas. LOL. If you decided to read it, when you get to the part where there are described, you will see why I got that mental picture. But even though they did not particularly scare me, that does not mean I didn’t find this book more »

Book Review: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani

Posted July 22, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 18 Comments
Book Review: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls (only time I will type out the title) was a pretty interesting read for me. Though I didn’t like it very much at all, I still sort of enjoyed myself and thought the author did a lot of things right. So maybe I should talk about those first. I liked the writing a lot. I did. And I think the author has a lot of talent in that area. The sentence structure, flow, and imagery was done very well. I enjoyed the atmosphere and felt she captured the setting in an exceptional way. I more »

Book Review of Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Posted July 19, 2013 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 16 Comments
Book Review of Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

In case you are curious – here is my review of Cinder, which I read prior to joining Great Imaginations in January. Here is the run down – three stars, love Kai, confused by Cinder, upset about the transparent plot twist. Scarlet picks up right after Cinder, and the author wastes no time in steeping her readers back into the world of the cyborg Cinderella.  I like the idea surrounding the setting, but, at times, the world building is a bit shotty.  It seems that details about the history of the world is slowly delved out to the readers.  I more »

Book Review: Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

Posted July 15, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 21 Comments
Book Review: Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

I don’t read a lot of historical fiction. Though I am trying to read more and widen my literature horizons, there are a lot of time periods that simple don’t interest me. I really wish that wasn’t the case, but such is me. And every time I do try to read in a time period that bores me, it never ends well. At any rate, the 1920s is one decade I feel good about. I will try to get my hands on any book set in that era. I almost feel it is impossible to talk about Born of Illusion more »

Book Review of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Posted July 12, 2013 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 22 Comments
Book Review of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars had a great formula: nice characters, suspenseful and possible romance, and a sci-fi subplot.   I was very excited when a certain co-blogger let me hold onto it for her for a while as she caught up on her BEA reading.  After I put this one down, however, I felt a little torn about my feelings for the book.  It was good, but it was a little off, like cheesecake left out of the fridge for a few hours. So what was to like? Some people like to compare this story to Titanic, and I would have more »

Book Review: The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Posted July 11, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 21 Comments
Book Review: The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

There is so much hype around this book. When I was able to pick up a copy at BEA, I was really excited. And they practically just shoved it in my hands. Redhook is a new imprint and it seems like they have a lot of good books coming out. The cool thing is they are only publishing one a month. So I am assuming this is their June release. I will definitely be following this publisher and watching to see what they do. As for The Universe Versus Alex Woods, it was good but it didn’t quite connect with more »