Review: Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros

Posted 9 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros

Check out my review of Full Measures (Flight & Glory #1) I absolutely loved Rebecca Yarros’ debut novel, Full Measures. I actually didn’t know that Eyes Turned Skyward focused on Josh’s best friend Jagger until I was in the thick of it. But that made it all the better. Eyes Turned Skyward was a more emotionally dramatic book as compared to Full Measures. It didn’t quite tickle my fancy as much as Full Measures, but it was still engaging. There was more emotional turmoil in this novel, with Paisley, the main character, hiding a medical secret that killed her older sister and counting down the days of her life left to live. On the other hand, you had Jagger, who came with a ton of emotional baggage from his family. It was an interesting read that kept me engaged, nonetheless. Paisley was a bit morbid in my opinion and she was quite the hardheaded character. She was holding on to the past that it got annoying at many points. Regardless, she was a decent main character to read about. She really grew over the course of the novel, and it was fun to watch her evolve as a character, especially in regards to things such as her family and Will. It was nice to see more of Jagger in this novel. He was hiding some secrets that I would never […]


Looking for co-blogger/reviewer!

Posted 7 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hi there! Again, I am currently looking for readers who would like to become reviewers here at Rampant Readers. No experience necessary! You would post reviews for the books you are already currently reading and after some time, advanced e-arcs could become an option. This blog reviews Young Adult and New Adult titles, and does not review Adult Romance titles (with few exceptions). You will gain access to Rampant Reader’s stats, as well as Rampant Reader’s Netgalley account. If you are interested, please fill out the form below! If you have any trouble accessing the form below email me at rampantreaders@yahoo.com Thank you so much! NOTE: Application will most likely close around January 31st!


Blog Tour Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echol..

Posted 7 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments
Blog Tour Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

I had been eyeing this series for a while now, with Biggest Flirts having caught my attention when it came out, so I jumped on the opportunity to read this companion novel. Perfect Couple was a pretty cute and fluffy contemporary young adult novel. It followed main charter Harper, the weird photographer for her school yearbook, who was paired with football star Brody in the Perfect Couple That Never Was superlative. The awarding of that title pretty much spurred on the feelings that the two had been harboring for each other, and they decide that if the school thought they should be together, that they would give it a try. Perfect Couple wasn’t dry or anything. It was pretty entertaining. However, it wasn’t anything special in terms of plot or characters. It wasn’t boring, by any means, but it wasn’t necessarily a completely captivating read. Harper was actually not my favorite character to read. I was constantly rolling my eyes at both her narration and her actions–she came off as quite childish for a majority of the novel, with it getting to almost unbearable near the climax of the story. She was a pushover but at the same time, she was almost paranoid of what other people thought of her. She let other people’s opinions change who she was, and that was a trait that I did not like about […]


Review: Model Position by Kitsy Clare

Posted 5 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Model Position by Kitsy Clare

The reason I picked up this novel is because I saw the second book in the series’ synopsis and I was hooked. However, I had no idea that it was an actual series—I was under the impression that they were standalones. Regardless, due to my want to read book two, I picked up book one and got to it. Regardless of the interesting premise that book one, too, possessed, I just couldn’t get into this novel. The plot was less than stellar, which was a real bummer. I had to push myself to finish the novel. There wasn’t much going on, plot-wise, to keep me hooked, so everything fell on the shoulders of the characters. The characters, too, were less than I was hoping for. Sienna, the main character, seemed extremely shallow and fake to me. She was trying to use a boy in order to get a shop at a gallery opening. Sure, she apologizes later, but still. And she was a bit flaky with her romances anyway. She actually came across as a bit of a whore, which was an instant turn off for me. Erik was the main love interest—a model who also day lighted as an artist himself. He was full of mystery and secrets. He didn’t do much for me either—I felt like we were seeing a paper thin glimpse into his character. I couldn’t […]


Review: Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 2 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy

I have read and enjoyed various novels written by Alyssa Rose Ivy, so when I saw that she had a new series, taking place in the same world as The Crescent and Empire Chronicles, I was curious as to where the story would lead. Dire wasn’t a bad book. It wasn’t, however, as enjoyable as some of Ivy’s other novels. Dire focuses on a girl named Mary Ann who takes a road trip with her long-time crush, Gage, back home. They, however, end up stranded, and are essentially kidnapped by a pack of Dire wolves. And their leader, Hunter, wants to take Mary Ann as his mate. Dire was interesting, to say the least. I felt as if there were a few fuzzy areas within the plot, which I hope will be clarified in the next novel. The pacing was good, and there weren’t many slow spots once Mary Ann and Gage met the wolves. There were a lot of things going on in this book, and I am interested to see how the plot thickens in the second installment. Mary Ann was an okay female protagonist, but she wasn’t my favorite. At moments, I found myself disliking her because I just felt like she wasn’t the brightest of characters. Also, she seemed a bit one dimensional to me. Regardless of that, she was a very caring character. She was […]


Mini-Review: Found by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 31 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Found by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Check out my review of Flight (The Crescent Chronicles #1) Check out my review of Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2) Found is the final installment in The Crescent Chronicles, and I am so sad to see this series coming to an end! But it went out with a bang—everything culminates in this last thrilling installment. Toby has Jess as a hostage and Allie is trying to figure out just how important she is in the scheme of Pteron politics. There was a ton of action in this novel, and at times, my heart was absolutely pounding. It was definitely an interesting read that kept me hooked from page one to the very last page. Allie was particularly independent in this novel, and I liked seeing that. She took matters into her own hands, especially because things seemed to revolve around her. She was selfless and brave and risked a lot to get her friend to safety. I felt like she was truly acting as the Queen she would become. The romance between Allie and Levi was as swoony as always—that is, when they weren’t arguing. Regardless, they are one of my favorite couples of all time, so I hope that they end up making cameo appearances in the spin off series, The Empire Chronicles. It is seriously heartbreaking to let them go. Found was an amazing close to an absolutely […]


Mini-Review: Until Midnight by Melissa Landers

Posted 29 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Until Midnight by Melissa Landers

Check out my review of Alienated (Alienated #1) Until Midnight was a short story that bridges the time between Alienated, the first book in the Alienated series, and Invaded, book two. Aelyx and Cara have twenty-four hours until he is sent back to Earth and Cara travels on to L’eihr. To make that special night special, Aelyx sets up a Christmas celebration for Cara. Until Midnight was deliciously adorable. I loved seeing Aelyx and Cara together. It was extremely sweet to see Aelyx trying to recreate the Earth-holiday to make Cara happy. It was also just the right dose of them to tide me over until book two! I though it set a good stage to get Invaded off to a great start. It made me a lot more excited to see more of them, especially with the four chapter preview of Invaded. Until Midnight was a cute Christmasy read that was just nice enough touch for Aelyx and Cara that has me pining for book two. And the best part? This short is free! So pick it up while you can and enjoy the Christmasy cuteness. About Melissa Landers Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in […]



Review: The Boys Next Door by Rosalie Lario

Posted 26 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: The Boys Next Door by Rosalie Lario

For some reason, I was drawn to this plot. I has the premise of two guys “sharing” a girl and usually that would immediately repel me, but I had been reading C.L. Stone’s Ghostbird and Scarab Beetle series, which also have that type of premise, so I figured that I would give it a try. Unfortunately, I did not like The Boys Next Door nearly as much as C.L. Stone’s novels. While C.L. Stone’s reverse polygamy premise feels actually somewhat natural an genuine, this felt forced. For the majority of the novel, it was the girl liking both neighbors and quasi-dating one and making out with the other. At the end, they decided to “share” her in a night of passion. I just did not enjoy it. It felt very on the surface and I felt like there was no genuine feelings other than lust between the characters, which made it just a threesome, which I did not enjoy reading at all. Moreover, the main character, Lexi, felt really flat over the course of the novel. She felt a bit airheaded for some reason in which I cannot discern. And the two boys Ben and Matt, best friends and neighbors, didn’t really react initially in a way that would later lead me to believe that they would propose sharing her. It just felt unrealistic overall. Unfortunately, this novel did not […]