Publisher: Delacorte Press

Book Review: Little Monsters

Posted July 24, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Little Monsters

My taste for genres come and go, and come again, but I never get tired of a good thriller, especially a YA thriller. I like to be scared and creeped out, and I like the tension and urgency a well written thriller can put you through. Little Monsters had all the elements of a thriller I should love, and yet there was something missing that ultimately kept me from loving it as much as I should have. The biggest problem is that the storytelling seemed uneven. There were flashbacks and journal entries, and there seemed to be no rhyme or more »

Book Review: Antisocial by Jillian Blake

Posted May 11, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: Antisocial by Jillian Blake

First things first. Trigger warnings for suicide, doxing, and a short self-harm scene. None of it was promoted as positive or romanticized–it was just there. This book was fantastic. High school can be a really tough place for many people. I know it was tough for me, and I went to high school before the age of social media, where any rumor can be spread with the click of a button faster than a bully can trip a kid in the hallway, sending their books flying. In an internet age, when almost our entire life history can be found online, more »

Book Review: And I Darken

Posted June 8, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 11 Comments
Book Review: And I Darken

When I first read the description, all I cared about was the “NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL.” Expect it? No. Love it? YES! Sign me up for that because while I love my sweet, pretty princesses, sometimes I want one draped in blood and crowned with gore. So, I have to admit I was a bit in love when i read the description. I went in, not knowing what to expect. I was surprised when I found a book inspired by historical events surrounded by the time period of the Ottoman Empire and the legend of Vlad the Impaler. more »

Blog Tour: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Posted January 18, 2016 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Blog Tour: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

If you know me and read enough of my reviews (no one does), then you know I more often than not complain about the romance in books. Too much insta-love, no chemistry, too much romance and not enough story, etc. I never expected anything different from Tell Me Three Things. Imagine myself pleasantly surprised when I found out I actually liked the love interest and actually found the romance compelling and cute (okay, a little cheesy, but still super cute). I actually giggled–GIGGLED–like I was back in high school. I’ve been told so many times to read this YA romance, more »

Mini Book Reviews: For Real and Newt’s Emerald

Posted November 3, 2015 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Mini Book Reviews: For Real and Newt’s Emerald

For Real was…interesting. I liked it, and I didn’t. If you know me, you know I’m a huge, recent fan of The Amazing Race. I’ve been binging all the seasons, and I’m up to season 17. This book was obviously a spoof on that show. But the author turned one of my favorite shows into a “dating around the world” show! The premise is this: two sisters, and the oldest one has been cheated on by a douchey guy. He’s been cast on this show, so the sisters try out to get revenge on him–and they are cast as a more »

Book Review: Everything, Everything

Posted August 10, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 4 Comments
Book Review: Everything, Everything

I requested Everything, Everything for the cover lust. Yes, I was sucked in by the cover. After I downloaded it, I was quite excited to read the “bubble baby” theme, and I knew that I was going to push this one up on the galley schedule. Yes, sick lit is the new black and all that jazz, but at least it was a new angle on the entire genre. This book is a roller coaster. There were times that I was ready to put it down, due to some cheesy scenes and the character poking fun at mental health, but more »