Category Archives: Romance

Quick and Dirty Reviews for January 2012

(Well, it’s about time, right?) Number of Books Read: 11   FIVE STARS Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer/Young Kim Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Ages: 14 and up Published January 24, 2012 by Yen Press You’d... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Abandon’ by Meg Cabot

After months of reading various Young Adult paranormal series, I am happy to say that the one of the most prolific and popular writers in both the adult and young adult genres has written a series that is fresh, intriguing and exciting. Slowly, in... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Midnight in Austenland’ by Shannon Hale

Charlotte Kinder, according to her acquaintances, is nice. Compliant. Not a stand-out. It is quite unexpected that not only does her husband, James, want to divorce her, but he has been having an affair. Her children are at that age where they don’t... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Believe’ by E. Leighanne Grimm-Weever

Andrea Dayla is a college girl living off-campus near Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The homeowner, an old (literally) family friend of her Uncle, has decided to move to Florida and left her furnished house for Andrea to live in while... Read More | Share it now!

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 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!