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reviewed Across the Universe. January 11, 2011
Across the Universe
My Summary: When Amy decides to join her parents to embark on a 300 year journey to a new planet, she has no idea just what she's gotten herself into. After forcibly waking up from her frozen state …
reviewed Anna and the French Kiss. January 07, 2011
Anna and the French Kiss
My Summary: Sent away to a Parisian boarding school for the year might sound amazing to some teens, but for Anna, it most definitely is not. Leaving her best friend behind, as well as an almost-boyfriend, …
reviewed The Book of Spells. January 06, 2011
The Book of Spells
My Summary: In 1915, Eliza Williams is sent off to the Billings School for Girls by her mother with hopes that the school will change Eliza as it has changed May, Eliza's perfect older sister. But …
reviewed Vanished. January 02, 2011
Vanished
My Summary (if you have not read the previous novel, please skip to "review" section): Noelle Lange has been kidnapped, and now the kidnapper's have a few tasks in mind for Reed to complete...or else …
reviewed Crusade. December 21, 2010
Crusade
Vampires, battles, romance, secrets and so much more.     Jenn Leitner, despite her own self-doubts, would make Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete First Season (Slim Set)) …
reviewed Dead Beautiful. December 17, 2010
Dead Beautiful
My Summary: Renee Winters is shipped off to Gottfried Academy after discovering her parents dead in the forest, both seemingly dead from natural causes. Except, of course, for the gauze in their mouths …
reviewed Nightshade. December 02, 2010
Nightshade
My Summary: When Calla Tor finds a stranger named Shay dying in the woods, she makes a crucial split-second decision that could cost her everything - she saves him, despite the fact that by doing so she …
reviewed Matched. December 02, 2010
Matched
My Summary: The seemingly perfect Society takes care of it's people. No one suffers, no one has too much or too little, and nothing is ever left to chance.    After eagerly awaiting …
The Candidates (Delcroix Academy, Book 1)
My Summary: Dancia Lewis is nobody special. Average, mediocre, or whichever word you find fitting, she's it. Except Dancia has a strange ability...an ability that usually hurts someone. Except representatives …
reviewed Stork. November 08, 2010
Stork
With one of the most amusing protagonists and unique storyline I've read lately, Stork* is sure to be a hit.     New to town, Katla's having a difficult time adjusting. To top it off, …
reviewed The Body Finder. October 04, 2010
The Body Finder
My Summary: Violet Ambrose can see and hear echoes of the dead. Ever since she was a child, she's always been drawn to animals that have been killed...and even humans that have been killed.     When …
reviewed Wildwing. October 04, 2010
Wildwing
My Summary: Adelaide "Addy" has grown up only knowing the life her mother has, a life full of hard work and serving others. So when the spunky girl gets stuck being a maid in Mr. Greenwood's home, she's …
reviewed When I Was Joe. October 03, 2010
When I Was Joe
My {spoiler-free} Summary: Joe is popular. Joe is an amazing runner. Joe has got everything going for him. Too bad Joe isn't a real person.    Fourteen-year-old Ty witnesses a murder, …
reviewed Romeo & Juliet & Vampires. September 07, 2010
Romeo & Juliet & Vampires
My Summary: Juliet's family, the Capulets, are some of the most bloodthirsty and vicious vampires there are. Yet, Juliet - still a human for a short time - is kind and firmly against harming others. Only …
reviewed Private (Private, Book 1). August 29, 2010
Private (Private, Book 1)
My Summary: Reed may be fifteen, but she's ambitious. She wants more for her life than what she was given, so she's taking the chance at Easton to become a better, more successful version of herself. …
reviewed Rae: My True Story of Fear, Anxiety, .... August 29, 2010
Rae: My True Story of Fear, Anxiety, and Social
RAE is raw, real, and I'm truly grateful that Swiggett shared her story.    As one of the newest additions to the Louder Than Words series of memoirs, RAE is definitely memorable and …
reviewed The Hunger Games. August 29, 2010
The Hunger Games: Book 1
My Summary: In a futuristic society, the United States is no more. In it's place is Panem, and only twelve of the original thirteen districts remain.    Katniss Everdeen, a resident …
reviewed Catching Fire. August 27, 2010
Catching Fire
My Summary (SPOILER FOR 1st BOOK!): After surviving the Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta both try to live their lives as normally as they can. Only problem is that everyone is supposed to believe they're …
reviewed Fallen. August 15, 2010
Fallen
  Review: Fallen is dark, mysterious, and interesting (despite it's flaws).      When Luce shows up at Sword and Cross, she makes only a few friends, and a couple …
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June
  The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June is completely endearing and magical.   April, the oldest, is your typical older sis who is always in charge, maybe a …
reviewed Cracked Up to Be. August 06, 2010
Cracked Up to Be
Review: Powerful and raw, Cracked Up To Be is one of the most realistic novels I've read in some time.    Parker Fadley is one of those characters you want to hate. She's sarcastic, …
reviewed Half Way Home. August 06, 2010
Half Way Home
My Summary: When Porter awakens to flames, he knows something has gone horribly wrong. Out of the original five hundred colonists that were being raised in vats, less than sixty made it out, if even that …
reviewed Beautiful Creatures. August 06, 2010
Beautiful Creatures
Review: Beautiful Creatures is a lovely debut, and a great example of two authors working together almost seamlessly.    Ethan's voice is very impressive, and I'm in shock at how well …
reviewed She's So Dead to Us. August 06, 2010
She's So Dead to Us
My Summary: Ally Ryan used to have it all, until her father's financial investment went downhill...along with all the money he invested using money from family friends. The Ryan's had to pack up and leave, …
reviewed The Girl From Atlantis. August 06, 2010
The Girl From Atlantis
My Summary: Ever since Athena Crowley was young, she's always loved the water and had the natural ability to stay afloat. Yet, as she grows older, Athena can't remember life with her mother, who was lost …
reviewed Siren. July 20, 2010
Siren
My Summary: Vanessa has always lived in Justine's shadow. Brave, beautiful and daring, Justine lived life to the fullest, while Vanessa tried to hide from it. Whenever Vanessa looked at her sister, she …
Tweet Heart
My Summary: Claire's just been given the job of being the school's love advice columnist, and she is definitely not thrilled due to her lack of experience in that department. The guy she's been crushing …
reviewed The Hourglass Door. July 13, 2010
The Hourglass Door
My Summary: Abby's life has always gone according to plan, nothing ever changes. Except now that it's her senior year, she's thinking about different options...like instead of going to State with everyone …
Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells
Fun and hilarious, Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells is sure to be a great summer read!    This book is a follow up to Paisley Hanover Acts Out. I'd never read the first one, but it …
The Ghost and the Goth
My Summary: Popular girl Alona Dare seems to have everything going for her, at least until she dies in a tragic accident. Now she's stuck as a ghost, sometimes randomly disappearing and not to mention …
The Evil Within: A Possessions Novel (Possessions
Summary: In the second installment of the Possessions series, Lindsay finds herself heading back to Marlwood after a disastrous first semester because she discovers that she has become possessed, and …
Deception (Haunting Emma)
Review: Once Emma Vaile's parents leave for a rushed trip, all of Emma's original plans go downhill. Her guardian leaves, her parent's won't call back, she's stuck running the store alone, and realizing …
reviewed Hex Hall. June 03, 2010
Hex Hall (Book 1)
Summary: When Sophie Mercer casts a spell that goes wrong, her father sentences her to Hecate "Hex" Hall. She gets off to a rough start after *almost* being attacked by a student, and being verbally taunted …
reviewed Claire de Lune. June 02, 2010
Claire de Lune
Claire de Lune was nothing like what I expected, but in a great way.    At first, I was a bit perplexed that everyone seemed to know about the werewolves, but I kind of liked how Johnson …
reviewed Exit Strategy. May 30, 2010
Exit Strategy
Realistic, unique, and totally awesome debut novel.    Onto the story, Exit Strategy is really Zach's coming of age story, mixed in with a lot of scandal, secrets, and a bit of romance. …
reviewed This Gorgeous Game. May 25, 2010
This Gorgeous Game
This Gorgeous Game is simple, and slightly haunting.     When Olivia wins a writing competition, she's honored and excited to be taken under the wing of Father Mark Brendan. The talented …
reviewed The Unwritten Rule. May 21, 2010
The Unwritten Rule
This book was my first attempt at reading an Elizabeth Scott novel, and it was almost my last.    The characters in this story are kind of blah, boring. The writing is great, it's …
Scandal (Private, Book 11)
With the eleventh installment in the Private Series, Reed finds herself coming back from a disastrous vacation, and tossed into yet another disaster. Billings House is nothing but a pile of dirt, and …
reviewed The River. April 29, 2010
The River
Not what I expected, but still didn't disappoint.    The novel starts off with a few so-and-so chapters that made me almost stop reading, but I pursued in hopes of an intriguing mystery. …
reviewed For Keeps. April 10, 2010
For Keeps
For Keeps is sweet, thoughtful, and realistic.    For Keeps delivers a tale about Josie, her mother Kate, and all of the relationships that touch their lives. For Josie, Kate is the …
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