Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

Average Rating: 4.5

Mini-Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Posted 7 March, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 3 Comments
Mini-Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Favorite Quote(s): “’If you touch me like that again, Evangeline,’ he began in a husky tone, dropping to his seat once more, ‘in the space of a heartbeat, I will have you off this bike and onto the closest horizontal surface. And I woan be picky, no.’” Favorite Character: Evie. Very interesting character. First Line: “She’s so lovely, so fragile” My Musings: Poison Princess is a great dystopian novel. I loved the concept of the world that Cole created. It was interesting, and her plot and characters sealed he deal. Cole’s writing was descriptive, and it transported me into a world unlike one I’ve ever experienced. I was scary yet thrilling to see the world that these characters were living in. I also loved the concept of her novel. I have never read a novel centered around Tarot cards. Cole’s new idea was wildly refreshing in the world of YA literature that is mainly based around werewolves, vampires, and the like. Cole’s characters were dynamic as well. I loved watching them grow and develop as the novel went on. Evie evolved a lot. She grew into someone strong and somewhat wrathful. However, it was necessary in regard to all that she had gone through. I also enjoyed Jack’s character. That accent! Other than that, though, Jack had a rough exterior, but I don’t believe that that is all that is to him. I think […]

Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hod..

Posted 22 February, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Check out my review of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) Favorite Quote(s): “‘Now you’re just being cruel.’ ‘I like pushing your buttons.’ ‘You’d enjoy it more if you undid them first.’” Favorite Character: Noah Shaw. Please, tell me that this isn’t absolutely adorable: “‘If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.’” First Line: “You will love him to ruins.” My Musings: Like the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Evolution of Mara Dyer has managed to sweep me off of my feet. Mara Dyer’s tale continues in the Evolution, with Mara waking up after her freak out at the police station in the Unbecoming. Mara, unfortunately, is again said to be insane, and winds up in an outpatient rehabilitation program called Horizons. But alas, everything is not lost: Jamie, her friend from Croyden is also at Horizons, and Mara isn’t in lock down. I really enjoy Hodkin’s writing. It’s descriptive, and it weaves a deliciously creepy and mysterious story as we follow Mara and Noah in figuring out who and what they are. The story kept me up all night—I managed to read this one in one sitting. It was probably a bad idea reading this at night, however. If you are […]

Mini Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michel..

Posted 14 February, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Mini Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Favorite Quote(s): “Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.” Favorite Character: Noah. Love him to death. First Line: “The ornate script on the board twisted in the candlelight, making the letters and numbers dance in my head.” My Musings: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was everything that everyone said that it would be. It was the perfect mix of thrill, mystery, danger, and romance. In this novel, we follow the life of Mara Dyer, who lived to be the only survivor of an accident that killed her friends. After moving to Miami, Florida, Mara tries to create a new life for herself—but she can’t get over the nagging feeling that it was her fault. Mara makes new friends (err, friend), and even snags the eye of bad boy Noah Shaw. But things aren’t always as they appear. The Unbecoming was written beautifully. Its descriptive prose was able to put me into the world of Mara, which I must admit, was very creepy, yet exhilarating. The concept of the novel is intriguing in itself; when I read the behind the story on Hodkin’s Simon and Schuster profile, I was amazed. The characters were well developed as well, and the plot kept me attached to the book for 5 hours straight. Noah, Daniel, and Mara have managed to worm their way into my heart, and […]

Review: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Posted 7 December, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Favorite Quote(s): “‘You’re mine, Angel. Every last piece of you. I won’t let anything change that.’” Favorite Character: PATCH!!! He’s totally swoonworthy. And he’s a bad boy. ‘Nuff said (; First Line: “I’m not a party girl.” My Musings: Oh my goodness I cannot believe that it is over! And what a thrilling conclusion it was! I am saddened at the thought that I will not be reading anything else about our favorite fallen angel Patch, and his Nephiliim girl, Nora. The battle, the heartache, the death, the betrayals–all mixed up into what has been one of the best books I’ve ever read. The Battle. My oh my! I knew it was coming, but I didn’t think it would be like this! Patch was AWOL, the battle was at an unexpected time, and was led by an unexpected person. Nora showed extreme bravery in leading the Nephilim; she battled the leader of the fallen angels and won. Through sheer perseverance  she was able to conquer the evil, and eliminate Devil-craft once and for all. The Heartache. If you’ve read this novel already, then you know what I mean when I say heartache. My heart broke when Patch disappeared. I was like: But anyways! Imagine me when he came back. I was elated! However, the heartbreak that Nora experiences due to Scott was horrible. Which leads us to this: The Death. Okay, yes, you’d expect people […]