Review: 5 Stars for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Publication: February 28th 2017 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen Category: YA Genre: Contemporary, Coming-of-Age, Realistic Fiction Source: Public Library My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. {Read More}

Review: 5 Brilliant Stars for Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Publication: September 10th, 2013 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age, Romance Source: Public Library My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park. A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! Undead Ultra by Camille Picott

Undead Ultra by Camille Picott Publication: April 7th 2016 Category: Adult Genre: Post-apocalyptic, Zombies My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Undead: a reanimated corpse with a craving for human flesh. Ultramarathon: any footrace longer than a traditional marathon (26.2 miles). For ultrarunners Kate and Frederico, a typical Saturday morning is spent pounding out a twenty- to thirty-mile “fun run.” It’s during one of their runs that an insidious illness descends upon northern California, turning humans into flesh-shredding zombies. When {Read More}

Five Stars for Asleep by Krystal Wade & Giveaway

Asleep by Krystal Wade Publication: February 16th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Horror, Thriller My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog “To cure fear, you must use fear.” Rose Briar claims no responsibility for the act that led to her imprisonment in an asylum. She wants to escape, until terrifying nightmares make her question her sanity and reach out to her doctor. He’s understanding and caring in ways her parents never have been, but as her walls tumble down and Rose {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! The Summer the World Ended by Matthew S. Cox

The Summer the World Ended by Matthew Cox Published on June 29th 2015 by Curiosity Quills Press Category: YA Genre: Post-apocalyptic Source: Author in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog As far as Riley McCullough is concerned, her best friend getting ‘dragged’ off to Puerto Vallarta for the first two weeks of summer vacation was the end of the world―at least until the bombs fell. Life in suburban New Jersey with her mother has {Read More}

Five Star Review! The Day the World Ended by K.C. Finn

The Day the World Ended by K.C. Finn Series: Skin #1 Publication: May 31st 2015 Category: YA Genre: Horror *Purchase links support this blog Thirteen-year-old Cherie starts her day on April 3rd like any other Saturday. Shopping, fun and friends are on the agenda, with only one slight alteration: April 3rd is the day that the end of the world arrives. Mysterious creatures known only as the Skins have been lurking in remote parts of the countryside, and April 3rd {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! Ignite the Shadows by Ingrid Seymour

Ignite the Shadows by Ingrid Seymour Publication date: April 23rd 2015 by HarperVoyager Category: YA Genre: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy Source: Author in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy. Marci feels possessed by what she perceives as shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! Raven (Chronicles of Steele) by Pauline Creeden

Raven by Pauline Creeden Series: Chronicles of Steele Publication date: October 28th 2014 Category: YA Genre: Steampunk, Fantasy Source: Author in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog This is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel – all four parts of the serial in one volume! Also includes bonus features not found in the episodes ~ Human life has value. The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor. {Read More}

Five Stars for UnHappenings by Edward Aubry!

UnHappenings by Edward Aubry Publication date: January 8th 2015 by Curiosity Quills Press Category: YA Genre: Science Fiction, Time-travel, Romance Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog When Nigel Walden is fourteen, the UNHAPPENINGS begin. His first girlfriend disappears the day after their first kiss with no indication she ever existed. This retroactive change is the first of many only he seems to notice. Several years later, when Nigel is {Read More}

Review: Midway (The Harvesting #1.5) by Melanie Karsak

Midway by Melanie Karsak Series: A Harvesting Series Novella #1.5 Publication date: November 2014 Category: Adult Genre: Horror, Post-apocalyptic, Zombies Source: Author in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Grab your copy for 99 cents! Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the beginning of the end. Carnie. Ride jockey. Roustabout. White trash. Tilt girl. Gypsy. Cricket has been called a lot of things, but she never thought survivor of the zombie apocalypse would {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! The Last Infection by Michael W. Garza #zOctober2014

The Last Infection: A Post-apocalyptic Thriller by Michael W. Garza Publication date: July 13th 2014 by Severed Press Category: Adult Genre: Horror, Post-apocalypse, Zombies My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog The Last Infection chronicles the fall of civilization and the rise of the dead and the evolution of the infected. The infection swept across the country like a tidal wave. Survivors cling to life as the infected own the night and the dead walk the streets. Chris has endured {Read More}

Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Publication date: August 5th 2014 by Atria Books Category: New Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Personal purchase My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize {Read More}

Book Review: Inferno Park by J.L. Bryan

Inferno Park by J.L. Bryan Publication date: August 13th 2014 Category: YA Genre: Horror Source: Personal purchase My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Carter was only twelve when he witnessed the disaster that killed more than a hundred people at Starland Amusement Park. Five years later, Carter’s hometown is no longer a busy Florida panhandle resort, but a slowly dying town full of empty motels and attractions rusting behind chains and padlocks. Now something evil stirs in the ruins {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! Honey Queen by Christina Mercer

Honey Queen by Christina Mercer Publication date: May 31st 2014 Category: YA Genre: Fantasy Source: Received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Love is honey sweet, but it comes with a fatal sting . . . Melaina Maris needs wings to fly the gap between loving Sam and her family’s ancient curse that forces carnal love and then kills the male lovers. She won’t let the same fate that killed {Read More}

Book Review: Sticks and Stones by Shawn McGuire

Sticks and Stones by Shawn McGuire Series: The Wish Makers #1 Publication date: June 15th 2014 by Brown Bag Books Category: YA Genre: Fantasy Source: Personal purchase My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Everyone has a dark side. Mandy’s just moved in with her. The last time sixteen-year-old Mandy Matteo broke a rule, her sister died. Since that day she has done only what is expected of her, but life as a goody-goody has made Mandy so boring her {Read More}