Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Book Review: A Conspiracy of Stars

Posted December 28, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: A Conspiracy of Stars

While I was reading A Conspiracy of Stars I was thinking that this was one of the most inventive and original books I have ever read. The world-building is bizarre, yet totally works, and though I don’t have all the answers, I am thrilled to find them all out in the next book. This wasn’t a perfect book, but it was mind-blowingly entertaining, and I loved every minute of it. A Conspiracy of Stars starts as Octavia and her father are driving through the compound on an alien planet, speeding through a jungle filled with exotic animal species pulled from more »

Book Review: The Female of the Species

Posted September 26, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Female of the Species

When a book has you curled into the fetal position sobbing at 4 am upon finishing, you know it made an impact on you. I’ve read three out of four of Mindy McGinnis’ books and I can honestly say I have loved all of them. They’ve all been very different, and this one is her first contemporary. I don’t read a lot of contemporary books, but The Female of the Species is my favorite Mindy McGinnis book. The reason is pretty simple. I love Alex Craft. I connected with her on such a pure, basic level. I got her. I more »

Book Review: A Madness So Discreet

Posted May 31, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 8 Comments
Book Review: A Madness So Discreet

I had a dream about this book after I finished it. That so rarely happens. Though technically it had some flaws, I think it will really resonate with me over time. I also really love Mindy McGinnis’ characters. The dark themes and violence I was expecting, and yet they surprised me all the same. I also loved that there wasn’t a romance, and this book proves that you don’t NEED a romance in every young adult book. I can’t say that I loved this as much as Not a Drop to Drink, but I liked it quite a bit, and 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 »