Author: Mindy McGinnis

Book Review: The Female of the Species

Posted September 26, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Female of the Species

When a book has you curled into the fetal position sobbing at 4 am upon finishing, you know it made an impact on you. I’ve read three out of four of Mindy McGinnis’ books and I can honestly say I have loved all of them. They’ve all been very different, and this one is her first contemporary. I don’t read a lot of contemporary books, but The Female of the Species is my favorite Mindy McGinnis book. The reason is pretty simple. I love Alex Craft. I connected with her on such a pure, basic level. I got her. I more »

Book Review: The Female of the Species

Posted August 18, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Female of the Species

When I discovered that this was one of the books that was up for grabs at ALA in Orlando, I was dead set on getting my hands on it. Not a Drop to Drink was recommended to me because I needed something different, something that was brave enough to go against the expected and the norm, and I ended up loving that book. Ever since, I’ve had McGinnis on my radar from that point forward. This was the first ARC that I read, and I’m so happy that I did, because this book didn’t dare disappoint. Instead, it went above more »

Book Review: A Madness So Discreet

Posted May 31, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 8 Comments
Book Review: A Madness So Discreet

I had a dream about this book after I finished it. That so rarely happens. Though technically it had some flaws, I think it will really resonate with me over time. I also really love Mindy McGinnis’ characters. The dark themes and violence I was expecting, and yet they surprised me all the same. I also loved that there wasn’t a romance, and this book proves that you don’t NEED a romance in every young adult book. I can’t say that I loved this as much as Not a Drop to Drink, but I liked it quite a bit, and more »

Book Review of Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Posted February 17, 2014 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 16 Comments
Book Review of Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

First of all, I would like to thank Christina at Reader of Fiction for sending this over to me! I can recall just feeling iffy about the book when she offered it, and I took it because so many people on Twitter expressed their love.  I finally took it off my shelf after another reader suggested it when I was looking for something in particular.   All I can say is this: Wow. I did not have high expectations for this book, so I was blown away when I was finished with this one!    For a dystopia, Not a more »