Novella Reviews: Infinite Repeat by Paula Stokes & A Dawn Most Wicked by Susan Denard


From Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Micah Foster is looking forward to the return of his girlfriend, Amber, who's been away in Los Angeles recording an EP with her band. But when Amber returns home on the anniversary of Micah's dad's death, something feels different and Micah pushes her away. Over the next week, as Micah tries to repair his relationship with Amber, he relives the events of the past few years and recognizes a pattern. His ... Read More

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven


From Goodreads: The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!   Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting ... Read More

Mini Reviews: You Are Here by Liz Fichera & Strange and Ever After (Something Strange #3) by Susan Dennard


From Goodreads: In You Are Here, sixteen-year-old Jennifer Whitman wishes she could just disappear. After her father's death, her family lost everything, including their home and comfortable way of life. With the help of a local charity, they've relocated to downtown Phoenix. But Jenn has unfinished business back in Paradise Valley. Sixty-six days ago, Jenn fell in love with seventeen-year-old cowboy William Finnigan…and then he shattered her ... Read More

A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly #2) by Susan Dennard


From Goodreads: 1876 Paris. Her brother dead, her mother crazed, narrator Eleanor Fitt heads to Paris for Spirit-Hunters — Joseph, Jie, and Daniel - where the Dead have risen. On the steamer, friendly Oliver entices her sweetness of black magic. Hypnotism makes targets turn against what they stand for. Rich Marquis du Bazillac, LeJeunes, and his sister sponsor Hunters in Society.         My Review... I remember ... Read More

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) by Susan Dennard


From Goodreads: Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she's just read in the newspaper: The Dead are rising in Philadelphia. And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor . . . from her brother. Whoever is controlling the ... Read More

Split Second (Pivot Pint #2) by Kasie West


From Goodreads:  Life can change in a split second. Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she can manipulate and slow down time, too . . . but not without a price. When Addie’s dad invites her to ... Read More

Top Ten Authors I Read This Year

This list isn't about debut authors, but of authors that I've read or heard of throughout this year that I've really come to like. They may be special because of their writing skills, maybe because of their awesome Twitter updates, or their amazing Instagram pictures. Whatever the reason, Here are my top ten favorite authors of 2014:  A.G. Howard A.G. is the author of the brilliant book, Splintered. It's really awesome, trust ... Read More

Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West


From Goodreads: Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . . Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the ... Read More

How Are Bookworms Treated in Your Household?


It feels good to be back. I am {finally} done with the semester and therefore can finally get back to doing what i love most: blogging.  I WAS going to post a boring review today, but I decided to ask something very important:  Does your family understand you? Before you start calling me an angsty teen, I just mean do they understand that you’re a bookworm?  In my case, they do... but they don’t. I'll explain.  Whenever I get a new book in ... Read More

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


From Goodreads: A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and ... Read More

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen


 Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything" — at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf's Department Store. This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a ... Read More

Does Skimming Mean You Didn’t Read?


First of all, hi guys! I'm back! I was going through some personal issues, but now I'm back! :) So, I wanted to start my return from hiatus by introducing this little issue I had. The above picture is a comment thread on one of my 1-star reviews on Amazon. I mentioned in my review how I had to skim entire paragraphs and pages because I didn't feel like they were pertinent to the story at all. My question to you is, does skimming a book mean ... Read More