Category: Reviews


4 stars to Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo

4 stars to Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo

The capital has fallen.The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.Alina will have to […]


4 stars to This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

4 stars to This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give […]


4.5 stars to The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

Posted 14 June, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Dystopian, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
4.5 stars to The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

THE SELECTION changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. Now, only one will claim Prince Maxon’s heart… It’s swoon meets the Hunger Games in the final instalment of THE SELECTION trilogy! For the four girls who remain at the palace, the friendships they’ve formed, rivalries they’ve struggled with and dangers they’ve faced have bound them to each other for the rest of their lives. Now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen. America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to […]


4 stars to City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare

4 stars to City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare

Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last instalment of the internationally bestselling The Mortal Instruments series. Erchomai, Sebastian had said. I am coming. Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat him – must they journey to another world to find the chance? […]


TWO mini reviews: 3.5stars to Maximum Ride #3 by James Patterson & 4stars to The Death Cure by James Dashner

TWO mini reviews: 3.5stars to Maximum Ride #3 by James Patterson & 4stars to The Death Cure by James Dashner

  In the third installment of James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series, the time has arrived for Max and her winged “Flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of “Re-evolution”, a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race…and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them–but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in […]


4 stars to Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Posted 15 May, 2014 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil held a wishbone between them. And its snap split the world in two.Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living – one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon’s secret temple and […]


4 stars to What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Posted 2 May, 2014 by katheryn13 in Dystopian, Reviews, Sci-Fi, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Imagine that you have two minds, sharing one body. You and your other self are closer than twins, better than friends. You have known each other forever.Then imagine that people like you are hated and feared. That the government want to hunt you down and tear out your second soul, separating you from the person you love most in the world.Now meet Eva and Addie.They don’t have to imagine. Review: In a world where everyone is born as twins (2 souls in one body), but […]


3 stars to Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Posted 2 May, 2014 by katheryn13 in Dystopian, Reviews, Sci-Fi, YA / 0 Comments
3 stars to Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you’d been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth’s collapse, the ship’s crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader’s efforts will fail. Onboard their sister […]


4 stars to Shattered (Slated #3) by Teri Terry

Posted 30 April, 2014 by katheryn13 in Dystopian, Reviews, Sci-Fi, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to Shattered (Slated #3) by Teri Terry

Kyla is in danger from both the government Lorders who erased her memory and the terrorists who tried to use her. So now she’s on the run. Sporting a new identity and desperate to fill in the blank spaces of her life pre-Slating, Kyla heads to a remote mountain town to try to reunite with the birth mother she was kidnapped from as a child. There she is hoping all the pieces of her life will come together and she can finally take charge of […]


4 stars to The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

4 stars to The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…     THERE ARE SPOILERS REGARDING THE RAVEN BOYS!!    Review: The Dream Thieves continues on from The Raven Boys. […]


4 stars to Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Posted 17 March, 2014 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or […]


4 stars to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Posted 12 March, 2014 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She’s horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything […]


4 stars to Into The Still Blue (Under The Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi

Posted 3 March, 2014 by katheryn13 in Dystopian, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to Into The Still Blue (Under The Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi

Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it’s time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world. The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do-and they are just as determined to stay together. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable […]


Unite Me (Shatter Me #1.5 & #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Posted 3 March, 2014 by katheryn13 in Dystopian, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments
Unite Me (Shatter Me #1.5 & #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner’s point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can’t stop thinking about her—and he’ll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow. Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective and bridges the gap betweenUnravel Me and Ignite Me. As the Omega Point rebels prepare to fight the Sector 45 soldiers, Adam’s more focused on the safety of […]


4 stars to Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Posted 24 February, 2014 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Darkness never dies. Alina and Mal are on the run. Hunted and haunted, but together at last, they can’t outrun Alina’s past or her destiny forever. The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and he needs Alina to realise his dangerous plan. There are others who would like to use Alina’s gift too. And as her power grows, somehow, she must choose between her country, her power, and her love – or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm. […]