Tag: young adult

Carve the Mark

Carve the Mark
Posted 10 May 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I honestly don’t know how to feel about this book.  I wanted to like it, but I couldn’t help but notice the vaguely racist tone to it.  And that turned me off the entire story. The story revolves around Akos and Cyra, two people from different tribes.  They share a planet, but share […]

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why
Posted 2 May 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I don’t know what I can say about this book that hasn’t already been said.  I read it after watching the Netflix series, and while there are definitely differences between the two, the combination left me reeling.  It is deeply moving, poignant, and yet one of the most hopeful books I’ve ever read. The […]

Someone Else’s Summer

Someone Else’s Summer
Posted 2 May 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book… I had a bit of a book hangover after finishing it.  It is a beautifully written story with amazing characters and all the feels. Anna’s older sister Storm is killed on the night of her high school graduation.  Their parents fall apart, turning to each other in their grief.  Anna is […]

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Posted 18 April 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I closed the book after the final page and wondered to myself… why did I wait so long to read this book?  The story, the characters, the writing… all of them were so enchanting and engrossing.  Everything about this book was magical! Set in the city of Prague, Karou lives alone in a […]

Everyone We’ve Been

Everyone We’ve Been
Posted 18 April 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Everything We’ve Been is the debut novel from author Sarah Everett.  It is one of those books that gives all the feelings, but sorting them out is next to impossible.  Sadness, laughter, anger, disbelief, even horror of the emotional variety. The story is told in two timelines, one from before Addison’s accident and the […]

The Infinity of You & Me

The Infinity of You & Me
Posted 12 April 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Infinty of You & Me, a collaboration between authors Julianna Baggott and Quinn Dalton, is a fascinating take on multiverse theory.  Every decision made creates a new parallel universe.  And for Alicia, every single decision is a paralyzing moment, no matter how seemingly insignificant the choice.  Her entire life has been plagued […]

Don’t Kiss the Messenger

Don’t Kiss the Messenger
Posted 10 April 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I loved everything about Don’t Kiss the Messenger!  For me, this story was very much driven by the varied cast of characters.  I loved that they weren’t cast as ideals, but with the flaws and hangups that we all can relate to. CeCe Edmonds was in a devasting crash that left her scarred in […]

Jaybird

Jaybird
Posted 29 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review To say that Jaybird was an emotional read would be an understatement!  There were parts of it that just made me want to jump into my Kindle and slap the sense into some of the characters.  Other parts reduced me to ugly tears.  And there were some parts that had me laughing out loud […]

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Posted 29 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I absolutely loved the first novel in this series, A Thousand Pieces of You, and this book was just as good.  The story is woven throughout the multiverse as Marguerite fights to save both Paul and Theo.  And like the first book, this one makes you think about life, choices, and their unforeseen ramifications. […]

Snowbirds

Snowbirds
Posted 29 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I grew up in Amish country in Northern New York, an area of both strict ordnungs more liberal Mennonites, so the topic of this book intrigued me the moment I read the back.  The story is mainly set in Pinecraft, a community in Florida that consists of both Amish and Mennonite residents.  “Snowbirds” are […]