Publisher: Hyperion

Average Rating: 4.25


Review: Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armen..

Posted 5 March, 2015 by Jessi Elliott in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Being that this is a Jen Armentrout book, my expectations going in were high. Her writing has never let me down and continues not to. Don’t Look Back grabbed my attention from the start and held on tight until it was over. However, this is definitely my least favourite JLA book. Maybe it was the genre, or the absence of Daemon or Jax, but it is what it is. Samantha – The main character, the girl who lost everything but got a chance at a new life. She goes through a lot throughout the story and I admire her strength. I wouldn’t ever want to be in her shoes (even though she owns really nice shoes), but hey, I’d totally take Carson for a spin. Scott – The brother, from the start I had mixed opinions about him. I just had this feeling that he knew way more than he was letting on. He was a bit too shady for my comfort, but I was happy to be wrong about him. Scott was actually a cool guy, and a really supportive brother. Loved him. Carson – The Book Boyfriend. JLA and her swoon-worthy boys, man oh man. Carson and Sam were friends a long time ago and fell apart when she fell into popularity. Not until after the accident did they become close again, and I shipped it. Really hard. […]


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: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Posted 20 March, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

“‘How does he look at me?’ Tori raised a black brow. Then she made a circle with one hand and stuck her index finger through it in an X-rated puppet show. ‘Like he wants to dock his ship inside your spaceport.’” “He reached down and took her hand. His long fingers were stiff, but he laced them between hers and tightened his grip, fusing their palms together in a mesmerizing contrast of skin. Cara stared at their intertwined hands and went a little gooey inside. ‘You don’t have to do this,’ she said. ‘I know you hate it.’ ‘Quite the opposite.’ He smiled down at her. ‘Consoling you brings me comfort. Listening to you cry while I’m trapped on the other side of the wall is what I can’t stand.’” The premise of aliens kind of reminded me of Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series. And i had heard wonderful things about it. This novel follows Cara Sweeny, one of the three students in the United States chosen to host students from an alien planet for a few months at her house. She thinks of it as a fantastic was to get a leap on becoming a journalist. But Aelyx, the exchange student from L’eihr, has other plans. The teens on his planet think that humans are pathetic, and they come up with a way to sabotage the alliance that the humans […]


Blog Tour: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Posted 8 May, 2013 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 2 Comments
Blog Tour: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Favorite Quote(s): “’Everyone’s life has love and death and drama and hope and fear. And if you make them comfortable, if they feel they can trust you, they’ll tell you. They actually want to tell someone.’” “”Life is full of conflict and complexity. The loss of your mother is going to be very painful and I’m afraid you’re going to have to go through it. And it will hurt…But I’m also hearing that you’re in love’, he continued, ‘And love is a rare and wonderful thing. There is nothing in the world that feels better.’’” Favorite Character: Cricket. She grew up a lot over the course of this novel, and I found her transformation very admirable. First Line: “Even without Holly Howard and Dori Archer, who’d been suspended for drinking on campus, we were supposed to win that game.” My Musings: I’ve been eyeing Nantucket Blue for a while now, and I was unfortunately declined from a copy on Netgalley. I was ecstatic when I was given the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. The thing that really got me intrigued in the novel at first was its cover. It looked like a cute beachy read, and I mean, look at those models! And when I actually read the summary? I was sold. Nantucket Blue was a great, summery read. It follows Cricket as she embarks on […]


Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

Posted 25 April, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

Favorite Quote(s)*: “‘You are my new hero. Seriously, I might actually be in love with you now. Would it be awkward if we made out?’” Favorite Character: Dex. He was funny and unique and definitely not your typical boy—it made me love him all the more! First Line*: “Killing a vampire is actually a lot easier than you’d think.” My Musings: Rachel Hawkins became a favorite author of mine after I had the pleasure of reading the Hex Hall series. And just as I fell in love with that series’ characters and plot, the same has happened with her new novel. School Spirits was an intriguing mix of hilarity and action, with your needed dosage of romance. I can honestly say that it is everything that I was expecting—and more. I really enjoyed the story line of this novel. It was interesting to see the life of the Brannicks, especially after we were exposed to who they were in the Hex Hall series. I loved seeing the other side of the Prodiguim world that Rachel Hawkins has created. The plot of this novel was interesting and captivating. Set mostly in a high school setting, it was fun to watch Izzy adapt to regular life. And the tie in of a ghost haunting the high school? Genius. It gave just the right balance of normal and paranormal. There was never a […]


Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Posted 15 July, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Favorite Quote(s):  “‘Um…Mercer? Haven’t seen you in nearly a month. I was expecting something like, ‘Oh Cross, love of my heart, fire of my loins, how I’ve longed–”” “Archer shrugged. ‘We’ve tried to kill each other, fought ghouls, and kissed a lot. I’m pretty sure we’re married in some cultures.’” Favorite Character: Archer. His sarcasm and wit kept me laughing throughout the entire book. First Line:  “There are times when magic really sucks.” My musings: Wow! Where to start? It took me about 5 hours to read this book—it was impossible to put down! It starts off with Sophie coming to in the middle of the forest. After a confrontation with a were and getting beat to the ground by a 12 (excuse me, 14) year old, Sophie finds herself at the Brannicks compound. From then on, it’s an action packed course as Sophie tries to save the world from Lara and her demon army. I have been anticipating reading this book ever since I finished the first novel, Hex Hall. Hawkins’ writing is captivating and variegated—there is almost never a dull moment! The characters were well rounded, and you were able to see the transitions in personality and leadership in not only Sophie, but Archer, cal, and Jenna as well. I absolutely loved Sophie and Jenna’s relationship. I adored their constant banter and teasing, as well as them being there for each other […]