Publisher: Little Brown Books For Young Readers

Book Review: Blood for Blood

Posted January 4, 2018 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 0 Comments
Book Review: Blood for Blood

HELLO THERE. I am back huehue. It’s been a truly long while since I last wrote a review on this blog. Life has been prettttty hectic since the start of 2017 and it took me a long while to get used to school life. I even had to shut down my personal book blog because it did not seem wise to continue it when I haven’t blogged in almost a year. BUT ANYWAYS. Back to the review! It’s safe to say that this book broke me, shattered me, killed me. I mean, HELLO WHAT IS THIS. For someone who isn’t a more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy

Posted December 26, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs 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: Every Exquisite Thing

Posted May 30, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing

I totally understand why people are loving this one. I do. But it’s the type of book that you have to really connect with for it to have that special meaning in your life. And though I liked it, enjoyed it even, the pretentious dialogue, the philosophical ideas that would have felt okay coming out of an adult but not a teenager, were overkill. I think I really like Matthew Quick’s ideas. I think he writes well. But I think our own high school experiences are going to come into play with whether we relate to this book or not. more »

Book Review: One Wish

Posted March 15, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: One Wish

I read the first book in the Thirteen Treasures series a few years ago, and I remember loving it. I didn’t and still don’t remember a thing about it though. I need to reread it, because after finishing One Wish, I am reminded of how much I love Michelle Harrison’s writing. It’s so vibrant and lively, and she really knows how to bring characters and her setting to life. Not to mention, this was the series that made me fall in love with Fae stories. One Wish is a prequel to Thirteen Treasures, but it can be read as a standalone, more »

Epic Rec Review: Falling for Hamlet

Posted January 22, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in book review, epic recs, Lyn / 3 Comments
Epic Rec Review: Falling for Hamlet

Poor Pixie is never going to recommend me another book if I keep shooting down all of her book titles. I was a bit worried about this one, but it was a Hamlet retelling, and I do enjoy some modern day Shakespeare, so I through, if nothing else, that I could get something out of it. I was so wrong. The first thing that bothered me about the novel that it was set in Denmark, but it didn’t resemble Denmark. Ophelia was worried about attending a college she could afford. But a simple search from Wikipedia reveals that: Almost all more »

Book Review: Wolf by Wolf

Posted January 21, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: Wolf by Wolf

Wolf by Wolf starts out on a cattle car heading to a concentration camp, and very quickly the reader learns that this is going to be no ordinary book. It’s sad, devastating, but also full of suspense, revenge, and excitement. It could very easily have become a book that tried to do too much, since it’s alternate history, a bit sci fi, and a road trip story. But instead it was fabulous. THIS is the book that is going to cement Ryan Graudin in the YA Hall of Fame. (I know we don’t actually have one, but…) I was hooked more »