Maybe it’s because I’ve never traveled abroad, but I find that I am always especially drawn to young adult books that take place overseas. Bonus points if it’s somewhere in Europe, and such is the case in Gayle Forman’s newest novel, Just One Day. About these ads
One of my surprise favorite books from last year was Kristen Simmons’ Article 5, a fast-paced and suspenseful dystopian featuring an admirable lead character on her quest to find her imprisoned mother (read my review). The second book in the Article 5 trilogy, Breaking Point, picks up shortly after the first ended. Be warned that […]
At first when I picked up Article 5, I was a little guarded – I was on dystopian overload, and was skeptical I’d be able to get into it. But Article 5′s setting in a believable society on the brink of total oppression (but it’s not quite there yet) struck me as unique and disturbingly […]
In case you don’t already know, Pandemonium is the second book in Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy. If you haven’t read Delirium, you probably don’t want to read this review or it will be totally spoiled for you. (You can read my review of Delirium HERE.)
Here’s an idea: what if zombies actually had intelligent thoughts and a conscience? What would they be thinking and feeling, and would it make us think differently about them? This is the idea behind Warm Bodies, where our narrator is, in fact, a zombie.
I’m not even really sure how to begin to summarize Shatter Me, because there is just so much. We meet our protagonist, Juliette, in an insane asylum. Juliette has unique powers, similar to Rogue from X-Men: when she touches people she sucks the life out of them. As a result, she’s locked up in the […]
These days, if I tell you I read a dystopian book about a girl loving someone she’s not supposed to, you’d probably say, “Oh, another?” It’s become a common concept, but it wasn’t that long ago that it was still a reasonably fresh idea in YA literature. Lauren Oliver’s Delirium was one of the first […]
Have you ever noticed how in romantic comedies (I’m thinking specifically movies, but it happens in books too), the leading lady always has this glamorous dream job that only, like, .002% of humans have but somehow 97% of romantic comedy ladies have them? Magazine editors, boutique owners who are never hurting for cash, fashion designers, […]
The Raven Boys is a book I approached with some hesitation. Despite great word-of-mouth, I couldn’t really figure out what it was truly about based on how it was described, and that made me nervous. Now that I’ve read it, I understand why the descriptions were so vague, but I’m going to try to fill […]
I’m not sure what exactly I was expecting when I read The Unbecoming last year, but it was one of those situations where a book just really caught my attention and had me totally wrapped up in it. I was confused, I was yelling and exclaiming, I had no idea what was going on…and for some strange reason, I loved it. I’ve read it 3 times since. Needless to say, I have been really looking forward to (hopefully) getting some answers in The Evolution.
Horror movies can be a tricky thing. There are so many bad horror movies out there, it’s hard to figure out which ones are actually worth watching. Sinister comes from the producer of the Paranormal Activity movies and Insidious (all of which I’ve seen) and the writer-director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose (which I haven’t). To be […]
Try to imagine living life every day, but never living your own life. This is the difficult truth for A, the main “character” (for lack of a better word) in David Levithan’s Every Day. Each morning, A wakes up in a new body. Just like A, we don’t really know many specifics. A doesn’t remember ever having […]
As readers, we all have pet peeves and deal-breakers when it comes to what we like and what we don’t. Genres that I sometimes struggle with are paranormal, steampunk, and historical fiction. Which is why it’s kind of odd that I decided to read this paranormal-themed, steampunk-tinged historical fiction. I guess I was trying to […]
Going Too Far is basically a week in the life of Meg, a high school senior nearing graduation who is desperate to get out of her small Alabama town. Meg is a bit of a wild child, with blue hair, big attitude, and a penchant for getting herself into trouble. After getting caught drunk and high on a railroad bridge, Meg is required to spend a week riding along in a police car during the night shift. Instead of enjoying her spring break partying at the beach, Meg ends up spending it stuck in a police car with the young cop who arrested her, Officer John After.