Category Archives: Quick & Dirty Reviews

Q&D Book Review: ‘Damned’ by Chuck Palahniuk

The Low Down: Hmmm…Well, basically, a thirteen-year-old girl dies and goes to Hell and spends the rest of the novel trying to figure it all out. I’ve never read any other books by the well-known Mr. Palahniuk, but I am betting that all of... Read More | Share it now!

Quick & Dirty Review: ‘You Are So Undead To Me’ by Stacey Jay

I really should have done some kind of zombie reading challenge. Is there one out there? The Low Down: Megan is a Settler. She’s the one that the undead go to when they have unfinished business on earth. They tell her what’s wrong, she sends them... Read More | Share it now!

Quick & Dirty Book Review: ‘Being Henry David’ by Cal Armistead

The Low Down: Kid comes to in Penn Station in New York City with only the clothes on his back, ten dollars in his pocket and a copy of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. He remembers nothing about how he got there, his name or anything about his life... Read More | Share it now!

Q&D Book Review: ‘You Are Here’ by Jennifer E. Smith

Rating: 3.5 I read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight a few weeks ago and loved it. I wanted to check out other books by this author as well, so I found You Are Here. Ms. Smith seems to have plots and subject matter that hasn’t been... Read More | Share it now!

Q&D Book Review: ‘Keeping the Moon’ by Sarah Dessen

Rating: 3.5 The Low Down: Colie Sparks didn’t like being fat, but there was a certain comfort in it. Plus, at least she and her mother had each other. Now her mom is the best-selling aerobics guru Kiki Sparks and both she and Colie have reformed... Read More | Share it now!

Release Day Book Review: ‘Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader’ edited by Cassandra Clare

Rating: 4 This is the definitive guide to the ins and outs of the Shadowhunter world told through individual essays written by a variety of Young Adult authors. Here’s a list of the topic and their creators: Introduction by Cassandra Clare Unhomely... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: ‘Mutt’ by Evan Fuller

Rating: 3 The Low Down: This is the future, where there is no longer a world as it once was. The United States has been broken down into walled areas with a lot of space in between. There are only four races recognized, four pureblood races that can... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Raven Boys’ by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 5  The Low Down: What if you grew up knowing that your kiss would one day cause the death of your true love? This was no idle threat from an overbearing father, mind you, for Blue Sargent has no father. When you come from a family of... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Candidates’ by Inara Scott

Rating: 3 The Low Down: Imagine you are an average girl, not popular, not monied, not memorable. That’s just the way Dancia Lewis wants it, considering the horrible thing she is able to do. She lives with her grandmother in very modest surroundings... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Shadow Bound’ (Wraith #2) by Angel Lawson

***IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS*** Rating: 4 The Low Down: Jane and Connor are together, but lately, Connor has been distant and moody. A girl he knew when he was hospitalized in the past has committed... Read More | Share it now!