Tag Archives: death

Release Day Review: ‘Alive’ by Chandler Baker #BookBirthday

Alive has the potential to be a really creepy and scary story, and while it touches that destination on so many occasions, there’s just something that doesn’t keep it there. Stella Cross’s heart has betrayed her. An athlete who had hoped to get... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘These Broken Stars’ by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner #COYER

Tarver Merendson is an eighteen-year-old major who is being celebrated by the rich and famous for his exploits in battle. He’s definitely not from this side of the tracks, but he’s the latest interest-du-jour of those who have never had to... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Body in the Woods by April Henry #COYER

Alexis, Nick and Ruby are three very different teens. Alexis doesn’t want anyone to know about her mother’s mental struggles; Nick needs to prove his worthiness to his dead father; and Ruby wishes that she could be a little more... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK Review: ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ by Jandy Nelson

I really hit the jackpot a few times this past year. There were some really outstanding books that I had the good fortune to read. For a change, I have been enjoying quite a bit of contemporary fiction; not a bit of fantasy in those chapters. This is... Read More | Share it now!

Review + GIVEAWAY: ‘All The Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven

Want to win a free copy? Enter at the bottom of the post! Is it true? Are more flowers sent, more mourners present and more speeches given for those kids who die in an accident or of an illness? Death, especially of a young person, is horrible, and... Read More | Share it now!

Free Verse Re. My Hatred of the Ending of ‘Allegiant’ by Veronica Roth

While cleaning up the ol’ Goodreads shelves, I saw that this book was still in my “Read But Not Reviewed” folder. So it has taken me a while, but here it is. BEWARE: MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD. I don’t usually review the end books in... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK Review: ‘The Truth About Alice’ by Jennifer Mathieu

Briefly: Told from the points of view of four teens, then Alice herself, this story is about how jealousy, anger, bitterness and, perhaps, a little truth can make a rumor grow out of control. Of course, everyone knows that Alice is a slut. Football... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Screaming Divas’ by Suzanne Kamata #2WeeksofThanks

This review is part of my Two Weeks of Thanks to book publisher Merit Press. They have generously and continuously provided me with books to review over the past two years. Trudy lies and steals. Cassie is consumed by anger. Harumi steps away from her... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Poor Little Dead Girls’ by Lizzie Friend #2WeeksofThanks

This review is part of my Two Weeks of Thanks to book publisher Merit Press. They have generously and continuously provided me with books to review over the past two years. Sadie Marlowe is apprehensive about leaving her Oregon high school half-way... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK: A Baker’s Dozen ~ ‘My Life with the Walter Boys’ by Ali Novak

Briefly: After the tragic deaths of Jackie’s entire family in a car accident, she moves from New York City to Colorado to live with the family of her mother’s best friend from college. It is on the flight there that Jackie is told that she... Read More | Share it now!