Publisher: Scholastic

Average Rating: 3.7


Review: Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Posted 24 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

 “There was a reason this particular story kept being retold. We all had our own ghosts who visited us. We all had these reminders, these spirits sent to warn us, guide us, awaken us to things in our lives. Each of us had people who reminded us of our past or pointed out our present, who illuminated our future path in some way. I had them in Chloe and Alien Drake, in my parents, even in my brother. And in Adam. They guided us like night stars, nudging us, reminding us that so much was possible.” “Adam tucked his hands into the pockets of his shorts. ‘I’m not sure we ever truly quit the things we love. We might not be practicing them, but that doesn’t mean we’ve quit them. I think, sometimes, things we love need to go dormant or come out in a different form for a while.’” “Parker positioned himself at a nearby table, a sort of human shield, his phone glued to his ear. The rest of the café had taken to sneaking quick glances at us, pretending to go about their conversations as usual, but clearly texting about us, adding barely sneaked photos of us to their Facebook pages. Adam didn’t seem to notice, though he kept his glasses on. He ate the bagel sandwich with a ferocious intensity, and people watched as if he […]


Mini-Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

Posted 19 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

“When I first saw the sand, I thought it was beautiful. Like maybe it’d be fun to just roll around in and make sand angels. Now I know the truth, that sand is actually the love child of proud parents Marie Antoinette and Joseph Stalin.” I absolutely adored Fire & Flood. I really enjoy Scott’s trilogy, The Dante Walker series, so I was very excited for this novel. This novel is a dystopian which is different from Scott’s paranormal series. The characters in this novel are in a Hunger Games-esque fight for The Cure. I really liked the plot of this novel and that the romance was a serious subplot. The events in this novel were thrilling and I was rooting for the main character. The pacing was fast and furious and I just really enjoyed watching the character’s journey in this novel. Tella was not what you would expect in a novel like this one. She wasn’t Katniss Everdeen—she wasn’t strong, tough, or kickass. She was a girly girl who liked girly things. The only reason she was part of this competition was to save her brother. She really grew over the course of the novel but not into a full-on warrior. I really liked that because it set her apart from every other dystopian heroine out there. Guy was mysterious. I really don’t know much about him except […]


Review (The one with GIFs): Rockoholic by C.J. Sku..

Posted 12 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review (The one with GIFs): Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse

I honestly picked this one up because it promised rock-stars and romance. I had assumed that it meant a rock-star romance. My mistake. I really did not enjoy this book. In fact, the only reason that I was able to finish it was because of sheer force of will and the fact that it could make me laugh due to the pure stupidity of the characters. This novel felt like a soap opera to me; a train wreck. The plot itself was unrealistic. She kidnaps a rock star because he’s high on drugs and thinks that her candy bar is a knife? Okay…not too bad. But the fact that a sixteen year old was able to hide him for weeks without anyone really becoming suspicious and finding him? We’re not talking trained operatives that make people new identities in witness protection. We’re talking an extremely stupid girl. In addition to that, the plot was absolutely dull. I had no interest, really, in what happened to the characters. There wasn’t really any conflict even though we were lead to believe there would be some with the manager at multiple points during the novel. But alas, no.  “‘Mediocre. That’s what he said. He knew from that night on he didn’t want to be mediocre anymore. I just…wanted that to happen to me. I wanted to have that kind of night at the […]


Review: Awaken by Meg Cabot

Posted 11 June, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Awaken by Meg Cabot

Check out my thoughts on Abandon (Abandon #1) Favorite Quote(s): “Mr. Smith regarded me helplessly from behind his desk. ‘Because that is not who you are. I understand that with your teacher, you were acting in self defense. But the entire reason John was so drawn to you is because you are the spring to his winter. You are the water to his fire. He is the storm. You are the sun that appears after the storm.’” Favorite Character: John. Swoon. First Line: “In school they told us to follow the rules.” My Musings: The Abandon Trilogy is a series that I am sad to see end. Meg Cabot is a fantastic writer who has created an intriguing world based loosely off of the Persephone myth. Cabot managed to spin this myth into an enrapturing plot that has kept me hooked since the very first chapter of the very first novel. Awaken was a thrilling conclusion to the adventures of Pierce Oliveria and John Hayden. This novel, I believe, was the true climax of the series. Yes, all novels have a climax within themselves, but this is the novel in which everything came to a head. I can’t talk much about the plot, because I don’t want to spoil anything for you all…but let me just say, this novel will keep you on your toes. At all times. Because a […]


Mini-Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Posted 22 October, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Mini-Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Favorite Quote(s): “And in what fairytale would John ever be any sane person’s idea of Prince Charming anyway? He was the opposite of charming. More like Prince Terrifying.” “Check yourself before you wreck yourself.” Favorite Character: John. That whole tortured soul thing just does it for me. First Line: “Anything can happen in the blink of an eye.” My Musings: This novel was much better than I was expecting. I was expecting a mediocre novel with a decent plot; boy was I blown away! This novel defied my expectations. Cabot placed me in a world where death followed me. I loved the twist on mythology; I’ve always enjoyed mythological books! I loved the swoonworthy romance. Let me tell you: I’ll take Death any day! I mean, who wouldn’t want their own John Hayden. Let me give you a sneak peak: “‘I suppose so,’ he said, after giving it some thought. ‘I don’t really know. I’ve never rescued a girl I love from the Furies before.’ He looked alarmed as my eyes were filling with tears. ‘Don’t cry.’” SWOON?! I don’t know; there was something about that boy…deity…whatever he is. Anyways! I also adored Pierce. I loved her character and her personality. Although it sucks that she went through so much stuff, I think it’s worth it. Overall, this was a very exciting book. I have a review of the second novel, Underworld, coming soon. I recommend […]