Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Average Rating: 3.6


Review: Rush by Eve Silver

Posted 8 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Rush by Eve Silver

I’m usually not the type of person to read sci-fi dystopian novels, just because it is so hard for me to find one that I genuinely enjoy. However, I’ve seen great things about Eve Silver’s Rush so I thought I’d give it a try. Rush was a very interesting novel that definitely kept my interest. It was action packed and suspenseful. The premise was unlike anything that I’ve read so it was really something different for me. The pacing was fast but not hard to keep up with. There weren’t any boring points and I literally could not put the book down! Miki was the main protagonist. She was hit by a car saving a little girl and was pulled into the Game. I thought she was a very strong character, dealing with all of the things that they were forced to do in the game. She was also a great leader. She was determined and caring. She grew a lot in this novel, from shocked and curious girl to fearless leader, and I can’t wait to see how else she changes in the next novel. Jackson Tate has been in the Game since he was twelve years old. Jackson was definitely a mysterious book boy. He was kind of bipolar, sometimes nice, sometimes aloof. He was a nice character to try to get to know. His past is really […]


Mini-Review: Exile by Kevin Emerson

Posted 11 September, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Exile by Kevin Emerson

I picked up this novel because I love the idea of a musician’s romance. It just a thing of mine. Exile, for me, was too fast paced of a novel. The romance, the plot–everything was just too fast and that messed with the fluidity of the novel. It felt like everything was rushed and cut off. Summer was a shallow character. Everything with her was on the surface. We got no back-story on her, just that she’s obsessed with managing bands. That was literally all she really thought about. Caleb, on the other hand, tried to be a little more dynamic of a character, but still his story just wasn’t developed enough to get a full sense of his character. Their relationship with an okay one. As I mentioned, Summer was obsessed with managing the band and she was having trouble finding the line between band manager and girlfriend. This definitely put strain on their relationship, especially with Caleb’s secret and all. It seemed that Emerson wanted to throw a wrench in the story and he definitely did. It was a plot twist that was totally unexpected but it really didn’t do much to save the novel, plot wise. Again, everything in it was just moving too fast for it to help. And the ending. Gosh darnit the ending. To me, there wasn’t one–it was just an abrupt cut off […]


Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Posted 18 April, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 4 Comments
Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Check out my review of Divergent (Divergent #1) Favorite Quote(s): “’We’re all right, you know,’ he says quietly. ‘You and me. Okay?’ My chest aches, and I nod. ‘Nothing else is all right.’ His whisper tickles my cheek. ‘But we are.’” “Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.” Favorite Character: Tobias. He’s cute and brave and he loves Tris. First Line: “I wake with his name in my mouth.” My Musings: Insurgent was one of my top reads this year so far. Roth blew me away with Divergent. However, this novel blasted me off of the planet. Roth’s writing is brilliant. It’s unique, descriptive, and captivate. The plot over the course of this novel was astounding. There were so many twists and turns, I’m surprised that I had the ability to keep up with them. There were absolutely no dull spots within this novel. There was always something happening, and that is something that is somewhat rare in YA writing. I loved the dystopian world that Roth continued to evolve. The world where people are split into factions–but that system has begun to go downhill. This made for a world full of adventure, and oh how much adventure there was! The characters, like the previous book, were very well developed. We got more insight into the world of Tris and Four. Tris continues to become […]


Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Posted 15 September, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 3 Comments
Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Favorite Quote(s): “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” “‘I might be in love with you.’ He smiles a little. ‘I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.’” Favorite Character: Tris. I loved seeing her grow into herself and find confidence in who she is. First Line: “There is one mirror in my house.” My Musings: I just want to start off saying that Divergent was everything that everyone said it would be. It was action packed, romance littered, and overall a really good story! I had been waiting on this book from the library for three months. When I finally got it, I hunkered down and finished it in a few days! I proably could’ve finished it in one day if not for school–it was that good! I loved the plot and the concept of the world that the characters live in. It’s futuristic, which gives it an edge. I loved the way that this novel way written. It was descriptive, and there was never a dull moment. I felt like I could relate to the characters: they were very realistic. I personally loved Tris’ character. I felt like I could put myself in her shoes; I know what it’s like to feel like you don’t belong, and working so hard for something. I enjoyed following Tris through […]


Review: Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber

Posted 25 August, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber

Favorite Quote(s): “I will love you for all of eternity.” Favorite Character: Stormy, because out of all of the characters, she seemed the easiest to relate to. The others had a fake air that surrounded their personas throughout the book. First Line: “I was waiting for the other combat boot to drop.” My Musings: Wow…I am quite shocked. I read the previous books in this series a while ago, and just recently picked up the final novel from the library. Let me say, my opinions on good writing have quite obviously changed. How I had gotten through the rest of the series before this is a mystery. There were a lot of things that struck me as wrong as I read this novel. The beginning was listy, the narration was increasingly simplistic, it was totally predictable, and the language was choppy. I honestly couldn’t get myself immersed in the story. Raven’s character was overly obsessed on becoming a vampire. It was all that she though of. When would he turn me? Why won’t he turn me? I felt like the issue was addressed at least once on every page. Raven’s character, unfortunately, stuck me as static and shallow. Alexander’s character was slightly disappointing too. The only thing we see of him is this vulnerable artistic type–one that apparently doesn’t have many flaws. The world that Schreiber create was just too unrealistic for me. It was so unbelievably […]