5 stars to Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout

5 stars to Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout

No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each […]


5 Stars to CRIMSON FROST (Mythos Academy #4) by Jennifer Estep

Posted 5 January, 2013 by katheryn13 in Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
5 Stars to CRIMSON FROST (Mythos Academy #4) by Jennifer Estep

For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes—the most hideous face I’d ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki—the evil god that I’d helped set free against my will. I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the […]


5 Stars to Fracture by Megan Miranda

Posted 4 January, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
5 Stars to Fracture by Megan Miranda

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she’s far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the […]


5 stars to Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter

Posted 4 January, 2013 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
5 stars to Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter

Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of […]


5 stars to Shadows (Lux 0.5) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Posted 4 January, 2013 by katheryn13 in Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments
5 stars to Shadows (Lux 0.5) by Jennifer L Armentrout

  The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved. Dawson is keeping a secret […]


5 Stars to Keir by Pippa Jay

5 Stars to Keir by Pippa Jay

Outcast. Cursed. Dying. Is Keir beyond redemption? For Keirlan de Corizi–the legendary ‘Blue Demon’ of Adalucien–death seems the only escape from a world where his discolored skin marks him as an oddity and condemns him to life as a pariah. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise: Tarquin Secker, a young woman who can travel the stars with a wave of her hand. But Quin has secrets of her own. She’s spent eternity searching through space and time with a strange band of companions at […]


The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (Tag – You’re it!) #PitchWars

Posted 20 December, 2012 by katheryn13 in Kat's Writing / 0 Comments
The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (Tag – You’re it!) #PitchWars

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (Tag – You’re it!) #PitchWars Hey, it’s Kat. This is a random post, but I felt this was the place to put it. So, you may not know this about me, but I write. Yeah, I know. Shocking, huh? Haha. Well, I was tagged by my good friend Karen Y Bynum  to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop and I’m so proud to be a part of this. It has been fun. You should check out Karen’s blog, too, […]


5 Stars to Gravity by Melissa West

Posted 17 December, 2012 by katheryn13 in Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
5 Stars to Gravity by Melissa West

  In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek. Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die. Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his […]


5 Stars to Perks Of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Posted 17 December, 2012 by katheryn13 in YA / 0 Comments
5 Stars to Perks Of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his year yet socially awkward,he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect […]


5 Stars for The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Posted 5 December, 2012 by katheryn13 in Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
5 Stars for The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.  Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.  Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is […]


5 Stars for Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Posted 3 December, 2012 by katheryn13 in YA / 0 Comments
5 Stars for Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Falling in love can feel like poetry. Or it can feel like a slam to the heart. Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them. Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she’s losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor […]


Review: 5 stars to PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry

Posted 2 December, 2012 by katheryn13 in Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 5 stars to PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have […]


Review: 4 stars to THE LOST PRINCE by Julie Kagawa

Posted 27 November, 2012 by katheryn13 in Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 4 stars to THE LOST PRINCE by Julie Kagawa

Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them. That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for. Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust […]


Review: 5 Stars to BITTER BLOOD by Rachel Caine

Posted 23 November, 2012 by katheryn13 in Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 5 Stars to BITTER BLOOD by Rachel Caine

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within… Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by […]


5 Stars to VALKYRIE RISING by Ingrid Paulson

Posted 17 November, 2012 by katheryn13 in YA / 0 Comments
5 Stars to VALKYRIE RISING by Ingrid Paulson

Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she’ll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she’s there. What Ellie doesn’t anticipate is Graham’s infuriating best friend, Tuck, tagging along for the trip. Nor did she imagine boys going missing amid rumors of impossible kidnappings. Least of all does she expect something powerful and ancient to awaken […]