Tag 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!

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!

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 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: ‘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: ‘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: ‘Firelight’ by Sophie Jordan #ATBF12

Rating: 3 The Low Down: Jacinda lives with her mother and her twin sister, Tamra, in the mountains in an area hidden from most people. They live in a community of draki, who are the descendants of dragons and they can take human form. Taking a huge... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy’ by Ally Carter

***IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS*** Rating: 4 The Low Down: All the students at The Gallagher Academy are returning after Winter Break. Though Cammie was debriefed in DC regarding Josh, her... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Arise’ by Tara Hudson #ATBF12

***IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS*** Rating: 4 The Low Down: Despite her feelings for Joshua, Amelia knows that their relationship is not going to get any easier. She’s a ghost, he’s 100% alive. He will... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Poison Princess’ by Kresley Cole #ATBF12

Rating: 4 The Low Down: Evie has had a tough summer. Sure, she got to get away for a bit, but she’s not going to tell her boyfriend, Brandon or her best friend, Mel that it was to a behavioral clinic and not deportment camp. At the end of her... Read More | Share it now!