Genre: Young Adult

The Bone Witch

The Bone Witch

My Review The Bone Witch is a beautiful book, telling the story of Tea as she discovers that she is an asha, one with very rare abilities.  The writing is lyrical and descriptive, allowing you to see the world through Tea’s eyes.  It is written in two alternating points of view and the voices are very […]

Posted 20 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Country of Ice Cream Star

The Country of Ice Cream Star

My Review The Country of Ice Cream Star came to me almost by accident.  The library on post hosted an event around Valentine’s Day called Blind Date with a Book.  I chose one based on nothing more than a genre and a vague blurb.  And it was unlike anything I’ve ever read. It is a […]

Posted 13 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King

My Review Half the reason I requested this galley was because of the pirates.  Even better was the fact that the lead pirate in the novel is a girl.  There are not enough pirates of any gender in YA literature! Alosa is the daughter of the new pirate king and the captain of her own […]

Posted 6 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Off the Ice

Off the Ice

My Review When I was offered the chance to read the ARC of this by Entangled Publishing, I jumped at it!  I’m all about any book that features hockey at any level of the game.  And it is a book that yanked me in from the very first page. There is a lot to love […]

Posted 28 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Seriously Shifted

Seriously Shifted

My Review I really love the premise of this series!  In the world of Seriously Shifted, witches are not good.  Not all of them are evil, but there is a defined since of superiority that allows them to live by rules of their own.  But Camellia is determined to change that.  Her mother is on the […]

Posted 21 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star

My Review The Sun is Also a Star is the second novel by Nicola Yoon and I loved it every bit as much as the first.  There was just something about this book that got to me.  And, in retrospect, this is surprising, because a big part of it centers around something I usually hate. […]

Posted 10 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Seriously Wicked

Seriously Wicked

My Review I ran across Seriously Wicked on the e-library site for my local Army library and fell in love with the cover.  But they didn’t own the book.  I recommended it, and the next in the series,  for purchase and, much to my delight, the library purchased both of them. It is a quirky, quirky novel, […]

Posted 2 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You

My Review You remember how your parents always told you not to judge a book by it’s cover?  I didn’t listen and I am glad I didn’t.  I realize I am late to the game in reading this, but just reading the blurb told me that I wanted to wait until all three books were […]

Posted 24 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Diabolic

The Diabolic

My Review Diabolic is the first in a new series of the same name by author S.J. Kincaid.  The book is science fiction in every sense of the world.  It takes place in the distant future that in no way resembles are own.  The power structure is an Empire and it is based on a sun […]

Posted 20 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

Just Juliet

Just Juliet

My Review Just Juliet is one of those novels that just left me with mixed feelings.  It is a story that has promise and a cast of diverse and what could be interesting characters.  There were moments when I felt like the story was rich and engaging, and other moments that felt flat to me. […]

Posted 17 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments