Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's

Book Review: Learning to Swear in America

Posted June 23, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 0 Comments
Book Review: Learning to Swear in America

Learning to Swear in America wasn’t bad; in fact, I loved the first part of the novel.  Watching and dissecting our culture through the eyes of someone from the outside is a story I rather enjoy, and this book had it. I really adored Yuri as a main character, and I fell in love with his accent, because I am a sucker broken English. It just sounds better to me when reading, and it is endearing. Call me weird. More than likely, it is a throwback of my childhood crush on this guy. As the book wore on, however, my love for the more »

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

Posted May 24, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 4 Comments
Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

So, A Court of Mist and Fury. This book was one of my top “must have” novels of 2016. When this book landed in my hands, I dropped everything to read this one. The backstory was that I was heartbroken when I loathed the Throne of Glass series. I made it through the first book, hated it, and tried the second book, only to DNF it. All of my friends really loved the series, and everyone promised that the series did get better. When A Court of Thorns and Roses came out, I was so hopeful to have a Sarah more »

Book Review: The Leaving

Posted May 12, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Leaving

The Leaving was a huge personal reading risk; I haven’t experienced a lot of luck with contemporary novels as of late. But the more I read over the blurb, the more I was pulled into the mystery. Kindergarten kids disappearing and then showing back up ten years down the road, with amnesia? What really sold me was the cover. When I really looked at the artwork, and the meaning behind it, I went ahead and took a chance on the novel. My curiosity won out over my intuition. Well, I can say that after reading The Leaving, it is true that ignorance more »

Book Review: No and Me

Posted January 29, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: No and Me

Every now and then I have a tough time deciding what to read next. Lots of people have TBR jars. I think this is a fantastic idea, but I’m a bit too lazy for that. So what do I do? I random.org it. That’s how I ended up choosing No and Me. I knew I wanted to read an ebook, so I opened my Kindle, tallied up how many there were, went to random.org, and let the site choose what I should read. It doesn’t always work because sometimes it picks a book I am completely not in the mood more »

Group Review: Silver in the Blood

Group Review: Silver in the Blood

One of my favorite things about blogging is reviewing books as a team. Jessie at Ageless Pages Review joins me today for the review of Silver in the Blood. We have some very conflicting feelings regarding the novel. If nothing else, the book allowed us to discuss our reflection of the book.   Jessie: You ready to talk Silver in the Blood, lady?? Lyn: Yes, ma’am! Alright, so, did you feel like this was more MG than YA at times? Jessie: Yes! A lot of the journal entries and letters especially felt younger to me They just read very basic and more »

Book Review: The Fixer

Posted July 13, 2015 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Fixer

When I first heard of The Fixer, I probably became a little more excited than I intended… just because of the blurb. It was being hailed as a political Pretty Little Liars thriller, including spies, drama, and teen angst. I can safely say that sums the book up quite perfectly. I was not disappointed in the slightest by the storyline–in fact, I was rather intrigued and happily devouring the pages because how often do I get such an interesting and different read? This is the type of book you often sit back after finishing and you wonder, “why doesn’t Hollywood grab more ideas like this more »