Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review: ‘Pandemonium’ by Lauren Oliver

**SPOILER ALERT: Certain elements not revealed in the review of the first book, Delirium, may be revealed here.** Book two in the Delirium series starts with Lena awakening to a new world. Her life in Portland is over, Alex is gone, and her new family... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth

A semi-dystopian tale, Divergent delivers excitement, danger and attraction. In their sixteenth year, each child takes an aptitude test to determine which faction best suits them. Each of these groups fosters a certain virtue and every unit balances... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Shiver’ by Maggie Stiefvater

Life is fragile, particularly in winter. In extremely cold climates, the landscape of survival is especially brittle. No one knows this more than Grace and Sam. Their love escapes the boundaries of place, sense and species. When she was eleven, Grace... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Whispering Hills’ by Taryn Browning

Authors who offer up their books for a “read to review” are very brave. Handing over their work to a group of amateur writers is basically asking for a beating. It’s hard to review someone else’s work, especially when you might be hoping to... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 4/5 Stars

Here are the three books I read in March that rate 4 Stars. There were none rating 5 Stars. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (SciFi/Fantasy): Stephenie Meyer was supersmart to write a new book of a different genre during the time she was penning the... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 3/5 Stars

Nine of the 14 books I read this month received 3 Stars. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (Fiction): I almost gave this book a 2. If it weren’t for the wonderful writing and the unique story, I would have. It is a favorite of one of my friends whose... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 2/5 Stars

14 books were consumed in March. The lowest rating given this month was 2 Stars for Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen and The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. I had very high hopes for Ms. Gruen’s books, as Water for Elephants is a great novel, one of those... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Delirium’ by Lauren Oliver

Half-way through reading, I realized that this is book you’d get if The Hunger Games, Witch and Wizard and The Host had a baby together. A beautiful, thrilling baby. There’s heavy-handed government, electric fences and lack of individual control.... Read More | Share it now!

The Angel Angle: The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments (Part 1 of a Series)

While wandering through the stacks of books that were out last Christmas at my local Barnes & Noble, I saw a book in the Young Adult section that immediately drew my attention. Disregarding the old saying about judging and books and covers, the... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story’ by Carolyn Turgeon

Do you like fairy tales? Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story is a fascinating read by Carolyn Turgeon. The main character is Lil, a fairy godmother who was cast out from her kingdom and forced to live as a human because she fell in love with the... Read More | Share it now!