Genre: post apocalyptic

Forgotten Fridays: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

Posted April 25, 2014 by Kara in book review, forgotten fridays, Kara, Lyn / 1 Comment
Forgotten Fridays: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

Welcome to Forgotten Fridays. This mission of this feature is, twice a month, to review books that are more than a year old. And we review them TOGETHER! Most reviews have minor spoilers because it is hard to block them out in a back and forth dialogue about a book. So keep that in mind when reading, though we do try to not mention anything that would ruin a book for anyone. Kara: Okay. I am here, fashionably late as usual. In real life, I am never late. In blogging life, I like to make my co-bloggers wait. It’s my way of more »

Book Review: A Night Without Stars by Jillian Eaton

Posted March 30, 2014 by Kara in book review / 4 Comments
Book Review: A Night Without Stars by Jillian Eaton

Finally!  Scary vampires!  It’s been a while since I read a book about vampires.  These days, they aren’t too popular a subject in YA and that’s probably due to the oversaturation that came just after Twilight.  So color me refreshed when I discovered A Night Without Stars, the first vampire YA I’ve seen in a long time that shows these suckers as the villains they’re supposed to be. My favorite part about this novel was the main character, Lola Sanchez.  She’s plucky and sarcastic and carries inside her a boatload of seething, unpredictable anger.  She’s the bad girl of Revere, 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 »

Book Review: Horde by Anne Aguirre

Posted December 23, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Horde by Anne Aguirre

Heartbreaking, horrifying, suspenseful, brilliant…these are all words I could easily use to describe Horde by Ann Aguirre. It is all that and more. I have had a long and bumpy road with this trilogy, but the last book…the last book has made that all worth it. It’s no secret that I am not a fan of Stalker. I do not appreciate that he was made to be a love interest at the end of book one and throughout book two. Since I am trying to write this without spoilers (which also means this will be a short review), I’ll just say more »

Book Review of World After by Susan Ee

Posted December 9, 2013 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 7 Comments
Book Review of World After by Susan Ee

  “It is painful to see that people prefer a bad guy who looks like an angel to a good guy who looks like a demon.” The first book in the series, Angelfall, was nothing short of amazing (I gave it 5 stars). I loved the characters, and I fell hard for the romance.  If a romantic plot can cause me to swoon, then the author is amazing.   Despite my positive feelings for the book, I was worried when the second one released. The large gap between the two books caused a sense of anxiety. Would the next book in the more »

Book Review of Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Posted October 17, 2013 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 11 Comments
Book Review of Ashfall by Mike Mullin

    “A librarian can’t live by books alone, and I wouldn’t eat them if I could. Feel too much like cannibalism.”   “For the first time ever, I felt ashamed of my species. The volcano had taken our homes, our food, our automobiles, and our airplanes, but it hadn’t taken our humanity. No, we’d given that up on our own.” Review: It is hard to write reviews for authors I know.  Mike Mullin is on my friends list at Booklikes, and I get so jumpy about my final rating and my opinion of said books.  I can say, with more »