Month: April 2015

Happenstance #3

Happenstance #3

My Review This installment of Happenstance deals with Erin and Weston’s last months in high school and the beginning of college. After everything she has been through, one would hope that things would finally go right for her.  But this is not the case.  She is still being bullyied, led by the unrequited crush of one of […]

Posted 18 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Happenstance #2

Happenstance #2

My Review The second Happenstance novella starts soon after the first one begins.  Erin’s life has turned upside down and this installment focuses on her new life and relationships wirh her parents. Suddenly she is surrounded by love and affection, something she has never known before.  At times, it felt a little forced and that acceptance came […]

Posted 17 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Happenstance #1

Happenstance #1

My Review Happenstance is a story of love, of betrayal, of mean girls, of secrets, and of finding your place in the world. Erin Easter has spent her life on the outside of the social scene, more frequently the target of neverending bullying.  She is one of three Erin’s in her small senior class, the other two […]

Posted 17 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Where She Went

Where She Went

My Review Where She Went is the second book in the If I Stay series and my favorite of the two.  It was just as emotional as the first and even more intense.  Despite the theme of death in If I Stay, there is something much darker about most of the second novel. Where She Went is told […]

Posted 16 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

If I Stay

If I Stay

My Review There are certain books that just emotionally drain you, and this was one of them.  There are moments of sadness, moments of happiness, moments of pain, and moments of sweetness.  It is a book whose story just stays with you. I love the way the story of If I Stay is constructed.  It is […]

Posted 15 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Warrior and the Wanderer

Warrior and the Wanderer

My Review Warrior and the Wanderer is the first book by Elizabeth Holcombe that I have read and, although it is a genre that I don’t read much of, I enjoyed it more than I had anticipated.  It is historical romance, with a nice bit of time travel, and it made for a really fun […]

Posted 14 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Kill Order

The Kill Order

My Review The Kill Order is the first prequel to The Maze Runner series, soon to be followed by The Fever Code.  This book takes place 13 years prior to the events of The Maze Runner and, although I have read many reviews that expressed disappointment because of the lack of connection between this book and the trilogy, but […]

Posted 13 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Dropping Gloves

Dropping Gloves

My Review Now anyone who reads my reviews knows that I am an avid fan girl of Catherine Gayle’s Portland Storm books.  I absolutely love hockey, so I appreciate a good book written around that theme.  But Catherine’s books are so  much more than hockey romance.  They are intensely emotional stories about real people.  There is […]

Posted 13 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Truth About Jack

The Truth About Jack

My Review The Truth About Jack is the latest from Jody Gehrman, author of the Audrey’s Guide books.  It is told from the altering points of view of Jack and Dakota, two teenagers with very different voices. The author is great at creating complex characters, characters with their own stories and issues and little quirks.  There were many […]

Posted 13 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments