Publisher: Entangled Teen

Average Rating: 4.31


Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Posted 18 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper

Anomaly was unlike any book I’ve read before. It was an interesting plot element—a gifted race of beings called the Oculi who could wish anything into existence. I found the concept intriguing and the world building was interesting in a scientific way. I had actually been learning about some of the chemistry-based knowledge that this book utilizes (as can be seen in the series name, Schrodinger’s Consortium) so it was easier for me to understand some of the explanations that came from the characters. I felt, however, as though maybe it can be more difficult for someone without that prior knowledge to understand. Regardless, it was an enjoyable novel. The dual POV really added depth to both of the main characters, Josie and Reid, and it gave a different perspective of what was going on than we would have had if there was only one narrator. It had great pacing and the book flew by. I enjoyed Josie’s character. She just had all types of things thrown at her! And she handled it graciously. I though that she was a a very brave character. She was also insanely smart, and it was kind of nice to hear the thoughts of an extremely intellectual character. I felt like some of her knowledge rubbed off on me, and if we are going to be completely honest, she probably helped out my chemistry […]


Review: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon

Posted 19 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon

Check out my review of Going Down in Flames (Going Down in Flames #1) Bridges Burned was sufficiently entertaining. There was tons of romantic drama as well as some adventure-type drama. There were things that happened that I wasn’t expecting at all, and some of the plot’s twists and turns kept me guessing about what would happen. At times, some things felt overly dramatic, but it wasn’t so off-putting as in book one. I thought it was a decent improvement, in terms of both plot and writing. Bryn was just as spunky in this novel as in the last, but she suffered from some emotional turmoil in this installment due to a variety of different things. At first it was alarming to see such a confident character break down, but in the end, it made her more realistic than she felt in book one. I found myself genuinely rooting for her at points in this novel. I suppose that Jaxon and Zavien are the two main male characters in this book. Zavien’s personality seemed to do a complete 180. He was definitely not my favorite character in the book, which was off-putting because I didn’t mind his character in the first novel. On the other hand, we see a completely different side of Jaxon in this installment. It was like their personalities did a complete flip-flop, which was slightly concerning. […]


Review: A Darker Past by Jus Accardo

Posted 17 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: A Darker Past by Jus Accardo

Check out my review of Darker Days (The Darker Agency #1) I really enjoyed the first novel in this series, Darker Days, so of course I had to read book two! A Darker Past follows Jessie and Lukas as they get themselves into yet another sticky situation of the paranormal kind. This time, Jessie has accidentally released a super-demon into the world and he is out for blood. A Darker Past was just as interesting as Darker Days. It was a really easy read with a good pace that kept me interested. It had me cracking up laughing at various points throughout the novel. There was a ton of drama in this novel, too—family drama, relationship drama, everything! It was definitely entertaining. Jessie was as much of a trouble-maker as usual. She was tough and sarcastic just as she was in book one. She is in servitude to a demon in this time around but that didn’t do anything to quell her spit-fire attitude. Jessie is always a fun character to read because of her internal and external dialogue. She never fails to give me a laugh! Lukas is a bit different in this novel—he’s been freed of Wrath but is now going through a different kind of change. He was a bit off in this novel because of it, but he was still a great character. Jessie and Lukas […]


Review: Mirror X by Karri Thompson

Posted 27 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Mirror X by Karri Thompson

I’ve been trying to expand my reading horizons and this sounded like something that I haven’t read before. Mirror X was a real let down for me. I actually debated multiple times just putting it down, but it was something that I told the publisher I would read so I figured I’d give it a chance. Cassie wakes up over one thousand years in the future, finding out that she had died, been frozen, and was reanimated. This brings me to my biggest problem with this novel: it was very unrealistic. Cassie was immediately at ease with Doctor Michael Bennett, almost the moment she wakes up. I mean, you wake up a thousand years into the future and are calmed right off the bat by a random doctor? No. And then things just got a lot more interesting with the introduction of the baby issue. You see, the citizens of this world are infertile and they want to use Cassie was a breeding mare to help their population. She put up a fight a little at first. Then gave up. Realistic? No. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there was a plethora of things in this novel that just tickled me the wrong way. It was too unrealistic, even for a dystopian/sci-fi novel. It seemed as if Thompson was just trying to pile on drama with all […]


Blog Tour Review: Going Down in Flames by Chris Ca..

Posted 10 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment
Blog Tour Review: Going Down in Flames by Chris Cannon

I haven’t yet read a book about dragons so this one caught my interest. The plot of the novel was interesting but unrealistic. Bryn was all nonchalant about this dragon thing. There wasn’t any denial, really. It was just really unrealistic to me. She should have freaked out.  Then she was so nonchalant about death threats she received? Again it struck me as unrealistic. There were definitely lagging points throughout the duration of the novel which made getting through it difficult at times. But I really wanted to find out why the events that were happening were happening so I kept reading. However, this book had one if those abrupt cliffhangers that leave you thinking the book got cut off so if you dislike those then this isn’t the book for you. Bryn was snarky, feisty, and didn’t let anyone bully her. Although she was looked down upon due to her split heritage (hybrid dragon) she didn’t let the taunts and name calling bother her. She was strong. She stood up for herself but she had no real concern for herself. And her emotions were slightly bipolar. It was weird at times because it messed with the flow of events in the novel. Zavien was the forbidden love interest. He was rebellious in a nice way and was kind of bossy. But he cared for Bryn while she didn’t care […]


Review: Salt by Danielle Ellison

Posted 24 June, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Salt by Danielle Ellison

“He pulls out the chair next to mine, and it scratches across the floor. I glare at him. I hate when people encroach on my space. ‘Plus, were else can I be in the presence of such an incredible amount of snark?’” “‘My name is Carter and you are Pen—’ ‘I’m not Pen—’ I say over him. ‘—and we are meant to be together.’” I don’t often get to read novels about witches and such, so when I saw this synopsis I got very excited about all the possibilities! “‘See you around.’ ‘See me tomorrow,’ he says. I stop walking. ‘What?’ He moves to fill some of the space between us. Not too close, but close enough that it makes me want to run in the other direction. ‘I keep seeing you, and I don’t think coincidences are real.’” Salt follows Penelope, a member of a witch coven. But Penelope has a secret—years ago, a demon stole her magic so she’s been borrowing magic from her family. If anyone outside of their family knew she would basically be exiled. So it was a secret that she had to keep—especially if she was going to find a way to trap the demon and get her magic back. Then Penelope meets Carter and she finds that she can borrow his magic too. So she basically enlists him on her quest but the […]


Mini-Review: Where You’ll Find Me by Erin Fl..

Posted 18 February, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Where You’ll Find Me by Erin Fletcher

“‘I appreciate the apology.’ It’s not quite forgiveness or acceptance, but it’s true. ‘Good. Because I mean it.’ He reaches up and tucks my hair behind my ear. ‘You’re kind of important to me.’ ‘You’re kind of important to me, too.’” Where You’ll Find Me was a great debut novel for Erin Fletcher. It told the story of a girl who found a boy living in her garage. Regardless of how sketchy that may sound, the two of them ended up growing pretty close, and there weren’t many questions about why he was in the garage. That was the only thing that disturbed me about this novel. Hanley, our leading lady, was a little too okay with some random boy being in here garage for me. Hanley was a self proclaimed rebel. She didn’t like living under her parent’s thumb, and that was something that I ccan relate to a bit. Nate was the boy living in her garage. He was running from something that I’m not going to spoil, but he definitely had a back story. The two of them together made a cute couple, regardless of their less than normal beginnings. There was actually somewhat of a plot in this novel, which is rare for contemporaries. The drama with Nate and what he was running for definitely made the novel more interesting, and there were some unexpected discoveries […]


Review: Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes

Posted 22 October, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 5 Comments
Review: Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes

Favorite Quote(s): “I take it and gently fasten it above her hand, then kiss the inside of her wrist. The one thing I have that means something to me now rests on the only person who means everything to me.” Favorite Character: Z. He has so many layers and I love every single one of them. First Line: “I should be used to this by now–the emptiness that fills me when I become homeless for the stretch of a car ride.” My Musings: When I saw this novel and read that it was a loose retelling of Oliver Twist, I just had to give it a try. The synopsis gave the feeling that this would be an epic read, and I mean, just look at the cover! Olivia Twisted follows Olivia, an orphan, as she is placed in yet another foster home. Olivia is used to it though–she believes that no one since her mom will ever love her, since the last foster parents that claimed to love her ditched her for Hawaii. So when computer-gifted Olivia attracts the attention of Sam and Z in their computer science class, Olivia is just thankful to have found a few friends. But Sam and Z are hiding a dangerous secret–they’re criminal hackers and they want to recruit Olivia into their hacking house. But as Z and Olivia get closer, Z starts to question the […]


Review: Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry

Posted 10 October, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry

Favorite Quote(s): “‘I like your hair. I hate that stupid hat you wear.’ She whispers the words against my lips. ‘Me too.’ ‘Any your lip ring.’ She pretends to nip at it. ‘Totally hot.’” Favorite Character: Penny. First Line: “Bishop! Bishop! Bishop! The chants from the crowd won’t stop rattling around in my head.” My Musings: When I first read the blurb for this novel, I was immediately hooked. A tough, sport playing girl and a rock-star, troubled boy? It sounded like the perfect mix of trouble and romance. I was sure that it would make for a phenomenal novel. And that it did. Bishop is the drummer of a popular rock band. And he has a slight problem. Drugs. Bishop has a new found thing for popping pills to ease the anxiety that he feels on a frequent basis. But he claims that he’s not addicted. So when his band stages an intervention and sends him off to isolation in Alaska, Bishop is feeling betrayed. He doesn’t have a problem. He doesn’t. Penny is a fantastic hockey player. One of the best in Seldon, Alaska. And she has numerous colleges hoping to give her scholarships to have her come play for their teams. But all Penny wants is to stay near home so that she can help out with her Gramps, who is suffering from mental illness, and to help out […]


Review: Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

Posted 12 September, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

Favorite Quote(s): “‘What did I tell you? Mr. Fantastic reappeared in the doorway, dark eyes alight with amusement. ‘Much cleaner than a fire extinguisher, and no need for an incident report.’ My jaw dropped. No indicent report? Will, that settled it. If I wasn’t in love with him before, I definitely was now.” Favorite Character: Jackson. Le sigh. First Line: “Death is a lot like prom—loud, overdone, and although the guy you came with was cool, you never know who’ll end up taking you home.” My Musings: I’ve had this novel sitting in my kindle app for a while now. I got it on Netgalley, but then got completely swamped. So when I finally got the time to read it, I was so excited. The synopsis sounded amazing, and I loved the concept of angelbloods. And so I dove in with high expectations, and I wasn’t disappointed. Amelie Bennett is a trouble maker. An angel-blood, Amelie is always using her Channeling powers to execute pranks. When professors at her school begin dying, of course Amelie is snooping to see what’s happening. When Jackson Smith-Hailey comes as the substitute for one of the late professors, Amelie and he have an instant connection with each other. But a prophecy ends up ruining everything—once Amelie is deemed guilty as a murderer, Jackson and Amelie have five days to prove Amelie’s innocence. Oh, and disprove […]