Category: Book Reviews

Wolf by Wolf: A Book Review

Wolf by Wolf: A Book Review

Review: Wow wow wow. I loved this book. I read this along with some of my other bookish friends through Mariam’s read-a-long on her blog, Flying Through Fiction. And I’m so glad I did. This book was intriguing, thought-provoking, exciting, intense, unique, and complex. I’ve never read anything like it before–mostly because I’ve never read any “alternate history” type books, but I do enjoy historical fiction every once and awhile, and I guess this can be classified as that, too. If you didn’t read the summary above, let me just sum it up for you in a few words. The Axis Powers won World […]

Posted March 7, 2016
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The Madwoman Upstairs: A Book Review

The Madwoman Upstairs: A Book Review

I was approached by Touchstone to review The Madwoman Upstairs, and as soon as I heard the synopsis, I knew that I wanted to be involved. And I’m glad that I did! As a fan of classic literature, I love Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights by Charlotte and Emily Brontë. They’re both so dark and creepy but romantic and beautifully written. And this novel, The Madwoman Upstairs, gives a modern take on these stories. It’s about the Brontë’s last living descendant: Samantha Whipple. Talk about living in a family member’s (or three family member’s) shadow. She’s constantly being hounded by the press about an inheritance that […]

Posted March 5, 2016
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In Real Life: An ARC Review

In Real Life: An ARC Review

Upon finishing In Real Life by Jessica Love, my first thought is: this book is cute. It’s that cute, feel-good type novel that permeates YA contemporary romances. “Cute” just seems to sum it up nicely in four letters. Personally, I didn’t connect with the main character Hannah a ton because she just seemed a lot younger than I and I think she was a little immature. Like the point of the novel is that she goes to meet Nick, a guy that she’s been talking to over the internet and phone for years. (Pssst, don’t worry. They met through Hannah’s sister and not creepily over the […]

Posted March 4, 2016
Book Reviews

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: A Mini Book Review

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: A Mini Book Review

If you know anything about me…at all…you’d know that I am a huge Jane Austen fan. Her books are like home to me, and I love them dearly. You’re probably wondering why, then, I chose to read this book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, that seems to sully the great Pride and Prejudice classic with none other than zombies. Flesh-eating zombies. Mostly, I read this since the movie is coming out. But we also talked about it a little in my YA lit class last semester when we were talking about post-modernism. Basically post-modernism is a movement where artists and authors and […]

Posted February 10, 2016
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“The Truth” Is…I Didn’t Like This Book: An ARC Review

“The Truth” Is…I Didn’t Like This Book: An ARC Review

Agh, this book. I read The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston back in December and have put off on my review, hoping that maybe some positive feelings would form for the book and the story and the everything…but it hasn’t I didn’t like this book, really at all. So let’s talk about why. First off, let me just say that the plot sounded promising. And that’s why I requested it on Netgalley. I’ve been into the Criminal Minds-y, let’s get into the mind of the psychopath, type of things lately…and the summary of this one seemed to be right up that alley. […]

Posted January 21, 2016
Book Reviews

The Memory of Light: A Book Review

The Memory of Light: A Book Review

First, I wanted to thank Emma from Miss Print for providing me with this ARC through her ARC Adoption program. This is my third ARC that I’ve received from her for this, so it’s a really great system. You just pay for shipping and then review it within the month of its publication. Wa-la! Go check it out, I implore you. So now let’s talk about this book. When I saw it was available on Emma’s web site, I immediately tweeted her about it. This past semester in my YA lit class, we read Marcelo in the Real World by Fransisco X. Stork […]

Posted January 18, 2016
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