Tag: Book Review

December Reads

I used to consider myself a book blogger even though in the back of my mind I understood “real” book bloggers to be the kind of people who were trying to surpass the prior year’s goal of reading 100 books. Meanwhile, I struggled to…

Books & Tea: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen book cover

Years ago, I read Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, and what I remember most about it is how mediocre I thought the story was, and after reading through summaries of her other novels, largely formulaic: Girl experiences some kind of hardship and withdraws from…

Book Review: Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

I’ve put off writing this review for so long because I haven’t figured out what to say about this book.  Still.  Really!  I went into Never Knowing prepared to dislike it.  It’s not my preferred genre, and on top of that I started reading this book at work;…

Book Report: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Let me be honest here.  The reason why I picked up this book in the first place is that the book is about Nicholas Flamel, and Nicholas Flamel is mentioned in the first Harry Potter book.  Does anyone else pick out books like that? …

Book Review: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley

I almost missed work because of this book. I started reading The Fairytale Detectives on a particularly rainy day while sipping on a mug of hot Earl Grey tea. By the first few pages and the first crack of thunder from outside, I was sucked…

Book Review: Lure by Deborah Kerbel

Lure by Deborah Kerbel

After reading the synopsis for Lure by Deborah Kerbel, I was eager to read this book.   I used to read ghost stories often when I was younger, but I haven’t read too many in recent years.  Instead, I’ve been hooked on shows like Ghost…

Book Review: Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Paranormal romance books are still flooding the market thanks to the Twilight series.  It’s not my genre of choice mostly because of clichés and overdone love triangles with the main character always falling for the total creep.  But, these are not the things that…

Book Report: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson is easily one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read.  Ever.  It’s decades in the future in America; doctors have fallen into the habit of playing God, but their medicine has been rendered useless ever since…

Book Review: Any Witch Way by Annastaysia Savage

If I cannot live in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world pre- or post- Vol-Vol…he-who-must-not-be-named, can I live in the world Annastaysia Savage created in Any Witch Way?  I thought Annastaysia’s world-building was superb.  The story starts in our reality, but as Sadie learns of her…

Book Review: The Candidates (Delcroix Academy) by Inara Scott

My experience with books that delve into the realm of the paranormal has rarely been a positive one.  I always seem to get my hands on the books that have super lame, female main characters.  But, The Candidates showed me strong female lead characters…