Category Archives: 2012 Books Read

My second New Year’s Resolution for 2012 is to read 100 books and see 100 movies this year. I think I will be able to stick to this longer than any weight-loss regimen…

Review: ‘Black Swan Green’ by David Mitchell

Adolescence. If there’s something else like that time in your life, I’ve never heard of it. When is there another period that alternates between being excruciatingly horrible and exhilaratingly brilliant? Awkwardness, attraction, body changes.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Death and the Girl Next Door’ by Darynda Jones

Rating: 3 The Low Down: Lorelei McAlister lives with her grandparents in the smaller than small town of Riley’s Switch, New Mexico. Her parents disappeared ten years ago, and, though Lorelei was with them at the time, she remembers nothing at all... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘My Disjointed Life’ by Martin Reed

Jeep Trembley is a freshman who took off a couple of years after high school before starting college. He’s extremely self-deprecating, his conscience is constantly deriding him, he was a big loser in high school and he apparently has huge (no pun... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Last Dragonslayer’ by Jasper Fforde

Rating: 3.5 The Low Down: Jennifer Strange is a foundling brought up by the Blessed Ladies of the Lobster. Being a foundling, at age 12 she was assigned to the Great Zambini as an indentured servant until she turns 18. Ever since Zambini disappeared,... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘FanGirl’ by Angel Lawson

It’s no secret that I just love Angel Lawson’s writing. I fawned over reviewed her first book, Wraith, and have mentioned her no less than nine times in various posts on my blog. Her second book is a different kind of story that the first; it’s... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Guardians: The Girl’ (Guardians #1) by Lola St. Vil

Emerson Baxter does not have the most auspicious of beginnings. The product of a rape, she is being raised by her single mother and doesn’t know (or want to know) her father. She lives in New York City and attends the Livingston Academy on a partial... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Time Between Us’ by Tamara Ireland Stone #ATBF12

Rating: 4 The Low Down: Anna Greene and Bennett Cooper have met under the strangest of circumstances. It’s 1995, and on her morning run at a nearby track, Anna sees someone in the stands. Watching her. He smiles at her like he knows her. When she... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Beautiful Creatures’ by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl #ATBF12

Rating: 3.5 The Low Down: Gatlin is a small, southern town in South Carolina. It is small in every sense of the word. There are the DAR ladies who love to gossip about everyone’s lineage. The same girls are cheerleader and win the Peach Pageant every... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Pushing the Limits’ by Katie McGarry

Rating: 4 The Low Down: Echo Emerson is damaged goods. She used to be in the popular crowd dating an athletic, popular boy until something happened. Now she’s got lots of scars that she tried to keep covered with sleeves and gloves, but no one will... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Vampire Academy’ by Richelle Mead

Rating: 3 The Low Down: Rose and Lissa, a mortal vampire, have been caught. On the run for two years, they are returned summarily to St. Vladimir’s Academy where they go to school. Why they left is the mystery that slowly unfolds in this tale of... Read More | Share it now!