Book Review: Still Point by Katie Kacvinsky

My Rating: 5 stars Series: 3rd book in the Awaken trilogy Date Read: August 18, 2014 Source: Review copy from Netgalley Publication Date: September 2, 2014 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group Genres: Young adult, dystopian, romance Summary (taken from Goodreads): In the final installment to the trilogy begun with Awaken, Maddie returns home to […]

Book Review: Ghosting by Edith Pattou

My Rating: 4.5 stars Date Read: July 11, 2014 Source: Review copy from Netgalley Publication Date: August 19, 2014 Publisher: Amazon Children’s Publishing Genres: Young adult, poetry (novel in verse) Summary (taken from Goodreads): On a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a […]

Book Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver

My Rating: 3 stars Series: None Date Read: August 12, 2014 Source: Purchased ebook Publication Date: March 4, 2014 Publisher: HarperCollins Genres: Young adult, contemporary Summary (taken from Goodreads): Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing […]

Book Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Rating: 5 stars Date Read: August 8, 2014 Source: Purchased ebook Publication Date: June 14, 2012 Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers Genres: Young adult, contemporary, romance Summary (taken from Goodreads): “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts […]

Book Review: How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott

My Rating: 4.5 stars Date Read: August 3, 2014 Source: Review copy from Netgalley Publication Date: July 8, 2014 Publisher: Self-published Genres: New adult, romance Summary (taken from Goodreads): When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to […]

Book Review: All We Had by Annie Weatherwax

My Rating: 3.5 stars Date Read: July 31, 2014 Source: Review copy from Netgalley Publication Date: August 5, 2014 Publisher: Scribner Genres: Contemporary, adult fiction Summary (taken from Goodreads): A poignant and fierce debut novel about the relationship between a teenage daughter and her struggling single mother—from a powerful new voice in fiction. For Ruthie […]

Poetry Review: Odeful by Jennifer Recchio

My Rating: 3 stars Date Read: August 1, 2014 Source: Review copy from Netgalley Publication Date: February 27, 2014 Publisher: All Night Reads Genres: Poetry Summary (taken from Goodreads): In this collection of poems about coming of age in the modern world, critically declaimed author Jennifer Recchio takes on such thrilling subjects as math, groceries, […]

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

My Rating: 4 stars Date Read: July 27, 2014 Source: Purchased ebook Publication Date: October 6, 2009 Publisher: Delacorte Press Genres: Young adult, dystopia Summary (taken from Goodreads): “If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.” When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories […]

Book Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

My Rating: 5 stars Date Read: July 17, 2014 Source: Purchased ebook Publication Date: February 26, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Genres: Young adult, romance, contemporary Summary (taken from Goodreads): Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. […]

Book Review: The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

My Rating: 4 stars Date Read: July 14, 2014 Source:  Purchased ebook Publication Date: June 18, 2013 Publisher: Strange Chemistry Genres: Young adult, fantasy, romance Summary (taken from Goodreads): After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in […]