Category: Reviews


Review: 4 stars to Vivian versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle #YA #Contemporary #RoadTrips

Posted 30 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4 stars to Vivian versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle #YA #Contemporary #RoadTrips

A chilling vision of a contemporary USA where the sinister Church of America is destroying lives. Our cynical protagonist, seventeen-­year-­old Vivian Apple, is awaiting the fated ‘Rapture’ -­ or rather the lack of it. Her evangelical parents have been in the Church’s thrall for too long, and she’s looking forward to getting them back. Except that when Vivian arrives home the day after the supposed ‘Rapture’, her parents are gone. All that is left are two holes in the ceiling…Viv is determined to carry on […]


Review: 4.5 stars to Idols (Icons #2) by Margaret Stohl #YA #Aliens

Review: 4.5 stars to Idols (Icons #2) by Margaret Stohl #YA #Aliens

The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us.Most of us. Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon’s power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated – and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath […]


My Thoughts On Doctor Who Series 8 Episode One: Deep Breath (contains tears & spoilers near the end)

Posted 24 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Reviews / 0 Comments
My Thoughts On Doctor Who Series 8 Episode One: Deep Breath (contains tears & spoilers near the end)

I don’t usually review TV shows/movies or rant on my blog, but given that it’s a very sensitive subject and a big show…here goes nothing. Is there really any way to explain how I feel? I am still trying to process everything and people (mostly my mum) keep going on about it like the more they talk about the episode, about Peter Capaldi, is suddenly going to help me. Like it’s going to help me forget about Matt Smith and all that he did and the […]


Review: 3.5 stars to Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins #YA #Contemporary #Romance

Posted 21 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3.5 stars to Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) by Stephanie Perkins #YA #Contemporary #Romance

The café is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips: “Josh!”His head jolts up. For a long time, a very long time, he just stares at me. And then…he blinks. “Isla?”Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they […]


Review: 4 stars to Geek Girl by Holly Smale #YA #Contemporary #Funny @HolSmale

Posted 17 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4 stars to Geek Girl by Holly Smale #YA #Contemporary #Funny @HolSmale

Harriet Manners knows a lot of things. She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn’t quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she’s spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and […]


Review: 5 stars to Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins @NaturallySteph

Posted 14 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance, YA / 2 Comments
Review: 5 stars to Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins @NaturallySteph

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion… she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit – the more sparkly, more wild – the better. And life is pretty close to perfect for Lola, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend.That is, until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt that Lola thought was long buried. So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally […]


Review: 4 Stars to The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Posted 11 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, YA / 1 Comment
Review: 4 Stars to The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

  Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s sitting in her row.A long night on the plane passes in […]


5 stars to Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins #YA #Contemporary #Romance

Posted 9 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
5 stars to Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins #YA #Contemporary #Romance

Anna has everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere… Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own.But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself making new friends, including Etienne, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will […]


Review: 5 stars to Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead

Posted 9 August, 2014 by katheryn13 in Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 5 stars to Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have […]


A Re-Read Review: 4.5 stars to Fallen by Lauren Kate

Posted 30 July, 2014 by katheryn13 in Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments
A Re-Read Review: 4.5 stars to Fallen by Lauren Kate

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn […]


4.5 stars to Shimmer (The Rephaim #3) by Paula Weston

4.5 stars to Shimmer (The Rephaim #3) by Paula Weston

Gaby thought her life couldn’t get more complicated.She’s almost used to the idea that she’s not the nineteen-year-old backpacker she thought she was. She can just about cope with being one of the Rephaim – a 140-year-old half-angel – whose memories have been stolen. She’s even coming to grips with the fact that Jude, the brother she’s mourned for a year, didn’t die at all.But now Rafa—sexy, infuriating Rafa—is being held, and hurt, by Gatekeeper demons. And Gaby has to get the bitterly divided Rephaim […]


4 stars to Pieces of Olivia by Melissa West

Posted 19 July, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, New Adult, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments
4 stars to Pieces of Olivia by Melissa West

Olivia Warren used to be a normal girl with a bright future. But on one fated night, everything changed.Hiding the scars of her past up her sleeves, Olivia transfers her enrollment from Columbia University to The College of Charleston, determined to pursue her own dreams for the first time in her life.She intends to allow herself a bit of alone time to heal… that is, until she meets Preston.Preston is best friends with her roommate, completely hot, and off-limits. But the chemistry between them is instantaneous—and […]


New segment: “Scene it” Saturday

Posted 19 July, 2014 by katheryn13 in Fun, Reviews, Uncategorised / 0 Comments
New segment: “Scene it” Saturday

Because reviews for books are going at sort of a glacial pace right now, I thought I’d start something different.  What do you think of the title? Pretty…lame, right? haha no worries. If you have any better ideas, please say, The basis of this segment: I want you to tell me what movie you’ve seen lately. What movie you want to see and what movie was your favourite.  I’ll post reviews of any film I see, but the idea is that each Saturday, I or […]


4.5 stars to Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Posted 17 July, 2014 by katheryn13 in Reviews, Romance, Steampunk, YA / 0 Comments
4.5 stars to Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Everything is in ruins.A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.So what does Araby Worth have to live for?Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, […]


4 stars to My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris

Posted 16 July, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris

Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy. Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, […]