June Classic Review- The Great Gatsby

Posted June 27, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
June Classic Review- The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldMy rating: 5 of 5 stars **Warning, warning!! Review has some spoilers!** Goodreads Summary: In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write “something new–something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.” That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald’s finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author’s generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented more »

In My Mailbox #4

Posted June 26, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 14 Comments
In My Mailbox #4

I have another Epic IMM post for you this week. I’m pretty excited actually!! In my mailbox is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Here we go! Won: Thanks to Kirby Reed for Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Thanks to Andrea at the Bookish Babes for The Vampire Relationship Guide Received For Review:  Fury by Elizabeth Miles The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann Tunnel Vision by Susan Shaw Witchlanders by Lena Coakley I received all those from Galley Grab  in exchange for an honest review. The Evil Inside by Heather Graham Lake by Banana Yoshimoto (currently reading) Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick The more »

Book Review of Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Posted June 26, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Book Review of Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Publisher: NAL(division of Penguin Group)Release Date: March 1st, 2011Pages: 324Genre: Young Adult, ParanormalReceived, Won, or Bought: I bought this book myself. Falling Under by Gwen HayesMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she’s seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams. As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows more »

ARC Review of Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Posted June 24, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
ARC Review of Love Story by Jennifer Echols

**Before I begin, this review is not spoiler free. I had to explain a few things to make my reasoning clear.** Publisher: MTV BooksRelease Date: July 19th, 2011Pages: 256Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Love Story by Jennifer EcholsMy rating: 2 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: SHE’S WRITING ABOUT HIM. HE’S WRITING ABOUT HER. AND EVERYBODY IS READING BETWEEN THE LINES. For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions–it’s her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family’s racehorse farm in Kentucky. But more »

Quickie Review of The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Posted June 23, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Quickie Review of The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Publisher: Random House <3Release Date: February 8th, 2011Pages: 304Genre: Adult Contemporary, Magical Realism The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison AllenMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: In her latest enchanting novel, Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world – no matter how out of place they feel. Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Such as, why did Dulcie more »

Book Review of Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta.

Posted June 22, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Book Review of Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta.

Publisher: KnopfRelease Date: May 9th, 2006Pages: 320Genre: Young Adult Comtemporary Looking for Alibrandi by Melina MarchettaMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: For as long as Josephine Alibrandi can remember, it’s just been her, her mom, and her grandmother. Now it’s her final year at a wealthy Catholic high school. The nuns couldn’t be any stricter—but that doesn’t seem to stop all kinds of men from coming into her life. Caught between the old-world values of her Italian grandmother, the nononsense wisdom of her mom, and the boys who continue to mystify her, Josephine is on the ride of her more »