Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

Posted September 7, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

I am a very, very picky reader. As the years go by and I continue to blog and read more than the average reader, I get even more picky. That’s why, when I read a book I really love that makes me forget about the world around me, I reward that book with a coveted 5 star rating. Warcross is only the second book this year to earn that rating. I know you are wanting to know what the first was, and it’s Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. My full review for that book is not out yet more »

Book Review: Rosie Girl

Posted July 21, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Rosie Girl

I can’t even begin to express how disappointing this book was. It was hardly promoted, and I was looking forward to helping it out in that respect, but I honestly can’t recommend it and wish I could get back the time spent reading it. There were times when I felt I would be better off DNFing it, but I wanted to know how the mystery would turn out. I thought about flipping to the end to get the answer, but I was reluctant to do that. In hindsight, I should have. Rosie Girl is a book about a teen girl more »

Book Review: City of Saints and Thieves

Posted July 6, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: City of Saints and Thieves

I didn’t really know what to expect from this book, but I had heard so many good things about it. I kind of hate myself for letting it sit unread by my bedside for so long. I enjoyed myself quite a bit. City of Saints and Thieves is the story of Tina, and her struggle to build herself and her sister a happy life after the devastating murder of her mother. It’s set in Kenya and Congo, and the author brings the setting to life in an atmospheric way. I can completely see why the film rights for this movie have more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews Of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (4)

Posted June 30, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Better Late Than Never: Reviews Of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (4)

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy! Do you have review copies piling up? Do you have eARCs that you requested but never got to because you got overwhelmed by life? Or did you just bite off more than you can chew? (That’s me.) At some point I was still hoping I could review these books (even though my review wouldn’t really be of use to the publisher anymore) because it would be still useful to readers, and also to me, because the pile-up was giving me anxiety every time I thought more »

Book Review: Edgeland

Posted May 3, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Edgeland

I am so addicted to this series. It’s incredibly fucking weird and weird doesn’t always work for me, but I love the world-building and the imagination of the authors. Edgeland is a standalone sequel to Nightfall, which I also loved. I am aware that that book didn’t work for everybody, but if it worked for you, you will most likely enjoy Edgeland as well. You don’t have to have read Nightfall to enjoy Edgeland either, but you should read it at some point anyway because the authors have mentioned that they want to make characters from both meet in the more »

Book Review: A Psalm For Lost Girls

Posted March 13, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Psalm For Lost Girls

Fantastic debut. I think the author did a really fantastic job of capturing all the different emotions that were present in this novel. There was a lot going on here and it would have been super easy for it all to become convoluted, and fast. First there was the religious aspect. Is Tess a saint or not? And then the author had to capture Tess’s despair at having all these people praying to her and depending on her. Imagine all the stress she was under. And somehow, through all that she had to be a sister, a daughter, and a more »