My Book Review of Die For Me by Amy Plum

Posted May 16, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
My Book Review of Die For Me by Amy Plum

Die for Me by Amy PlumMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary: My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything. Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent. Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over more »

Enclave- My Favorite Dystopian of the Year So Far!

Posted May 14, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Enclave- My Favorite Dystopian of the Year So Far!

Enclave by Ann AguirreMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Enclave Summary: WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember. As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters more »

Kara’s Blog Hijacked!

Posted May 14, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

I’m Sammie, author of Amaretto Flame! I just locked Kara in the closet, y’all! Now I’m going to take over her blog and talk about ME. I’m going to try to hurry, though, because in order to get her into the closet, I used chloroform and once it wears off, she’s going to be one pee’d off redhead. A lot of people ask when I discovered that I wanted to be a writer. Well, I didn’t because it was always there. I came from the kind of childhood that produces either writers or Spartan warriors. I walked around for a while more »

Amaretto Flame- Another Self-Published Great

Posted May 13, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Amaretto Flame- Another Self-Published Great

Amaretto Flame by Sammie SpencerMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: Olivia has spent her life learning about her enemies, the deadly Venator – including how to kill them. What she knows nothing about is whiskey, playing poker, or rugged, copper-haired musicians. As punishment for a small ‘crime,’ Olivia is sent to a safe house in a human town and forced to live as one of them for a summer. There, she meets the charming Jackson Vance, and her real education begins. She soon discovers that she’s being hunted, and figuring out why means she uncovers a secret that more »

Review of Along for the Ride

Posted May 11, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Review of Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride by Sarah DessenMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Goodreads Summary: It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live. A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and more »

Waiting on Wednesday

Posted May 11, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday

So I’m going to participate in this meme every week I think. It’s a good way to highlight upcoming books I’m excited about reading. Because my blog is not just a young-adult blog, I am going to showcase two books every week, one an adult novel, and one a young-adult novel. So, let’s get started! For my adult pick I choose: The Uncertain Places  by Lisa Goldstein  An ages-old family secret breaches the boundaries between reality and magic in this fresh retelling of a classic fairy tale. When Berkeley student Will Taylor is introduced to the mysterious Feierabend sisters, he more »