Review: Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver

Review: Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver

In approved places, every story serves a purpose. But forbidden books are so much more. Some of them are webs; you can feel your way along their threads, but just barely, into strange and dark corners. Some of them are balloons bobbing up through the sky: totally self-contained, and unreachable,… Read more »

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Review: Crossed, Allie Condie

Review: Crossed, Allie Condie

“In the end you can’t always choose what to keep. You can only choose how you let it go.” Before I start on Crossed, a little bit of background on my thoughts on Matched, the first book in this trilogy. I read a lot of mixed reviews for Matched, and… Read more »

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Review: The Selection, Kiera Cass

Review: The Selection, Kiera Cass

Maxon lowered his lips to mine and gave me the faintest whisper of a kiss. Something about the tentativeness of it made me feel beautiful. Without a word, I could understand how excited he was to have this moment, but then afraid at the same time. And deeper than any… Read more »

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Review: Hemlock, Kathleen Peacock

Review: Hemlock, Kathleen Peacock

Kyle took a deep breath, like he had picked up on the question I hadn’t asked. That was one of the differences between him and Jason: Kyle always gave just as much weight and consideration to the things I didn’t say as to the things I did. When I first… Read more »

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Review: The Hunt, Andrew Fukuda

Review: The Hunt, Andrew Fukuda

I remember the Hunt from ten years ago. How for months afterward I didn’t dare fall asleep because of the nightmares that would invade my mind: hideous images of an imagines Hunt, wet and violent and full of blood.  Horrific cries of fear and panic, the sound of flesh ripped… Read more »

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Review: Masque of the Red Death, Bethany Griffin

Review: Masque of the Red Death, Bethany Griffin

“And I’m falling in love with you,” he whispers. “But I would throw you in the water and watch crocodiles tear you to bits, if I thought that doing so would accomplish my goals. Do. Not. Trust. Anyone. Especially me.” The premise of this book really drew me in.  It… Read more »

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Review: Night Beach, Kirsty Eagar

Review: Night Beach, Kirsty Eagar

I don’t want romance and stolen kisses and sweetness and hand holding. I want something so big it’s like two planets colliding, with an aftershock that I feel for the rest of my life. Where to start with this book.  This is not a run of the mill Young Adult… Read more »

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Review: The Immortal Rules, Julie Kagawa

Review: The Immortal Rules, Julie Kagawa

We are vampires, Kanin had told me, on one of our last nights together. It makes no difference who we are, where we came from. Princes, Masters and rabids alike, we are monsters, cut off from humanity. They will never trust us. They will never accept us. We hide in… Read more »

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Review: The White Oak, Kim White

Review: The White Oak, Kim White

After years of pretending at emotions, he’d grown to appreciate their mystery, their chaos and randomness. Sometimes they were predictable, one-dimensional, almost stupid – other times they were so confounding, complex, and exquisite that he was convinced humans really were as special as they thought themselves to be. The White… Read more »

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