Genre: young adult

Book Review: Ultraviolet

Posted April 11, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Ultraviolet

Wacky, Wacky, Wacky. This book should come with huge flashing lights and a warning. “I am not what you think I am. I am a sci-fi novel. Despite what you may read in the first two thirds of the book, ultimately I will throw a twist at you that is so ridiculous and out of left field that you would not be able to believe it if it hit you in the face at one hundred miles per hour.” Yes I am serious. And no, I did not like it. Which really sucks because despite my insane dislike for this more »

Book Review: Ashfall

Posted April 10, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 5 Comments
Book Review: Ashfall

Wow. This is a tough book to review. I’m just going to speak from my heart and not think about it. I liked it. I did. But it was so so hard to read. Not because it wasn’t well-written. It was extremely well-written. It was just so depressing. There was not one moment of happiness in this book. Not one. That makes it really hard for me to read. I thrive on little bits of happiness. Even when life sucks more than you can possibly imagine, I’m always looking for the one ray of light that won’t make me lose more »

Book Review: A Northern Light

Posted April 8, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Northern Light

I’m confused as to why I’m giving a book five stars that I really didn’t enjoy. Reading is subjective. So is reviewing. I don’t particularly care for depressing books. I have depression and anxiety. I try to read books that allow me to escape or feel uplifted. But not always. Sometimes I know a book will be sad, and I’ll pick it up anyways because the book jacket interests me. And that’s what happened with this one. It’s an amazing story. I couldn’t put it down. Basically you have two stories that are intertwined and weaved together and by the more »

Book Review: And Then Everything Unraveled

Posted April 5, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara, Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Book Review: And Then Everything Unraveled

Sometimes simplicity is best. I’ve had this book in my stack for awhile. When I picked it up, I was looking for something fun and pretty much mindless because a lot of the books I have been reading lately have been serious and/or morbid. I wanted to laugh. And I just wanted to escape for awhile. This book had so much potential. And for awhile there, I was really enjoying it. But it never really got going for me. For the majority of the book it felt like a whole lotta nothing happened. The relationship with the protagonist and the more »

Book Review: Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby

Posted March 29, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby

 Sleight. Wow. What a read. I even read the acknowledgments at the end. I’d give it more of a 4.5 stars. I’ll explain why in a moment. First, let’s talk about what I loved. Amazing characters, awesome setting, and a believable plot. The balance of the three was perfect. I couldn’t honestly say that it was character-driven or plot-driven, because the balance was so well done. I loved Gemma, Ash, and Marlene, but my favorite character by far was Irwin. I would’ve loved to have someone like Irwin looking out for me in my life. I wasn’t really a Henry more »

Book Review of The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Posted March 26, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara, Uncategorized / 5 Comments
Book Review of The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Uhhhhhh..please don’t make me do this review. I’m afraid. Really afraid. What’s that? You promise you won’t beat me up? Okay. I’ll tell you what I thought then. Carefully. And that’s the thing. I don’t really know what to say. I loved it! But I HATED it at the same time. Hence the three stars. It’s been a long time since a book I’m reading has given me such an outwardly visceral reaction. It was hard to read at times. My imagination was going into gory overtime. I’ve decided I don’t like reading about zombies. I can’t handle it. That more »