Category: Reviews


Review: 4.5 stars to Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater #YA #TheRavenCycle #LOOOOOVEIT!

Posted 27 November, 2014 by katheryn13 in Mature, Paranormal, Reviews, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4.5 stars to Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater #YA #TheRavenCycle #LOOOOOVEIT!

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up. Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost. Friends can betray. Mothers can disappear. Visions can mislead. Certainties […]


MiniReviews: 5 stars to Angelfall and 4 stars to World After by Susan Ee #YA #Angels

MiniReviews: 5 stars to Angelfall and 4 stars to World After by Susan Ee #YA #Angels

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation […]


Review: 4 stars to Across The Universe by Beth Revis #YA #Scifi

Posted 5 November, 2014 by katheryn13 in Dystopian, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4 stars to Across The Universe by Beth Revis #YA #Scifi

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules. Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no […]


Review: 5 stars to The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin #YA @MichelleHodkin

Review: 5 stars to The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin #YA @MichelleHodkin

Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told. There is. She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should. She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now. Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story. Retribution has arrived.         Review: I wish I could rate this 10 stars! Maybe even 50 […]


Review: 3 stars to Crave by Melissa Darnell #YA #Witches #Vampires #Romance

Posted 29 October, 2014 by katheryn13 in Mature, Paranormal, Reviews, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3 stars to Crave by Melissa Darnell #YA #Witches #Vampires #Romance

Bloodlust. Magic. Forbidden secrets. When Savannah Colbert returns to school after a mystery illness, the fact that she has changed is clear to everyone. None more so than every school girls golden boy Tristan Coleman. Ever since their first kiss in fourth grade, Savannah and Tristan have been cruelly and inexplicably banned from associating with each other. Now, as the pair navigate the tricky social life of high school, the truth is about to be revealed. As Savannah learns of their paranormal ancestry and Tristan […]


Review: 4 stars to A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey #Witches #YA #London

Review: 4 stars to A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey #Witches #YA #London

Emma Day and her two cousins, Gretchen and Penelope, are uninterested in their debutante lives. All the boring balls, tiresome curtsying and polite conversation leave much to be desired. Then a girl is found dead, frost clinging to her lifeless body, and the murder is traced to Emma. As their world is turned upside down, Emma discovers more about herself and her cousins, from her connection to the murders to the secrets of her family legacy. Now the girls must embrace their true Lovegrove inheritance […]


Review: 5 Stars to Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher #YA #mystery #contemporary #fabread

Posted 12 October, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 5 Stars to Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher #YA #mystery #contemporary #fabread

Secrets, romance, murder and lies: Zoe shares a terrible secret in a letter to a stranger on death row in this second novel from the author of the bestselling debut, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret—a dark and terrible secret that she can’t confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of […]


Review: 3.5 stars to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han #YA #Contemporary

Posted 10 October, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3.5 stars to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han #YA #Contemporary

Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she’s ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control…           May contain spoilers Review: So many people have […]


Review: True Colors by Melissa Pearl #DNF

Review: True Colors by Melissa Pearl #DNF

Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything. Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people’s masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and high school is filled with secrets…some very sinister ones. Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, […]


Review: 4 stars to The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan

Posted 1 October, 2014 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Middle Grade, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4 stars to The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan

This terrific YA series by mystery writer Rick Riordan revamps Greek mythology in a fun, fresh way kids find absolutely enthralling. Percy Jackson is a trouble-prone teenager with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. He’s also the half-blood son of Poseidon (yes, ithat/i Poseidon!), one of 12 Olympian gods making mischief right here in 21st-century America. Riordan ratchets up the action in this third rip-roaring installment, as Percy and his demigod pals set out to find the vanished goddess Artemis — and to foil a treacherous […]


Review: 4.5 stars to Eternal Dawn (Vampire Queen #3) by Rebecca Maizel

Posted 28 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4.5 stars to Eternal Dawn (Vampire Queen #3) by Rebecca Maizel

Lenah has sacrificed everything — including the love of her soulmate Rhode — to save Rhode and the world from a vampire plague. But when the only good vampire left is murdered, she knows she must avenge his death. The problem is that the murderer is her former boyfriend, Justin, who has not only become a vampire himself, but one of the most evil she has ever encountered. Lenah knows she will have to kill him in order to save her twenty-first-century friends, but can […]


Review: 4.5 stars to Model Misfit (Geek Girl 2) by Holly Smale #YA

Posted 22 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Funny, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4.5 stars to Model Misfit (Geek Girl 2) by Holly Smale #YA

My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.” Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this. What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives. With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems […]


DNF Review: Half Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout

Posted 20 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in DNF, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
DNF Review: Half Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals–well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has […]


Review: 3.5 stars to The Trouble With Flirting by Rachel Morgan #Contemporary #YA

Posted 20 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, New Adult, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3.5 stars to The Trouble With Flirting by Rachel Morgan #Contemporary #YA

Labelled a nerd for most of high school, Livi sees her first year of university as a chance to redefine herself. She can finally enter the popular crowd and maybe even land herself a super hot boyfriend. But Livi’s about to discover that the price of popularity may be more than she’s willing to pay, and that what—and who—she wants most has always been right in front of her.     Review: Okay so it’s probably somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars but putting that […]


Review: 4 stars to Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris #YA #scifi

Posted 15 September, 2014 by katheryn13 in Mature, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, YA / 2 Comments
Review: 4 stars to Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris #YA #scifi

STOP THE COUNTDOWN. SAVE THE WORLD… Leaving the beach, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit head on by a pickup truck. And killed. Then Ben Michaels, resident stoner, is leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows Ben somehow brought her back to life… Meanwhile, Janelle’s father, a special agent for the FBI, starts working on a case that seems strangely connected to Ben. Digging in his files, Janelle finds a mysterious device – one that seems to be counting down to something […]