Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

Book Review: Golden

Posted January 23, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 10 Comments
Book Review: Golden

Introduction Everyone ranted and raved about this novel when it came out. So naturally, I ran the other way when the book hit the shelves.  My heart slowly turned the other way when people I trusted reviewed this book with some positive feedback. It was time to wade through the hype and give Golden a chance to shine. Golden was true to its name – a bright, and sometimes costly, lesson on being honest to yourself and about the life you want to lead. Review Characters. The novel tended to be geared towards the philosophy of “live your life,” which caused the characters development more »

Book Review: Dangerous Boys

Posted July 28, 2014 by Kara in book review / 0 Comments
Book Review: Dangerous Boys

Holy shit you guys.  Have you read Dangerous Girls yet? If not – stop reading this and go buy that damned book what are you waiting for.  And if you have: well, you know how dark and twisted that book was.  Dangerous Boys is just as fucked up.  Maybe even more. Since it’s written on multiple timelines, Dangerous Boys opens up at the end, and with a bang.  Chloe is dragging a boy from a fire while his brother burns inside.  But which brother?  Unraveling the story of how they got there was mind-blowing. Chloe meets Ethan first, in the more »

Book Review: The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

Posted October 25, 2013 by Kara in book review, Lyn / 6 Comments
Book Review: The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

My first plan was to write this review:     However, I do not think the internet can handle such an awesome review. So here it goes.   After reading A Year of Shadows, I was very excited to see Cavendish on sale for the Kindle from Amazon.  I bought it, and found it when I was skimming my list of unread books. A quick read from an author I adore? All good, and I read it in three days.   I had no idea what I was getting myself into.   This book is creepy as hell.  I don’t more »

Book Review: Starglass by Phoebe North

Posted August 22, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 18 Comments
Book Review: Starglass by Phoebe North

Oh gosh, y’all. I hate so much that I didn’t enjoy Starglass as much as I wanted to. I was really looking forward to this one and I was so ecstatic when I got approved for an ARC. But…it just didn’t work for me, and I am not excited about telling you why, but I must, and so here we go. But first, as always, I want to talk about the good things. I didn’t mind the writing in the book, even if I didn’t think it was particularly special. It flowed well and I thought there was a nice mix more »

Book Review: The Impossibility of Tomorrow by Avery Williams

Posted June 19, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 6 Comments
Book Review: The Impossibility of Tomorrow by Avery Williams

When I read The Alchemy of Forever last year, I remember loving the book for it’s unusual premise, and I remember thinking it felt like that type of story had not been done before, even if it had. Though I am not sure, all I knew was that I had never read about alchemy and immortal souls. The book was not perfect, but what it lacked in execution, it made up for in plot and excitement. I would have never thought I was able to feel for a character that kills each new body she switches to. But I did, more »