This collection contains lots of great horror stories. They are written by some really awesome YA authors as well. Sorry, I’m tired, so I’m going to direct you to my blog for more information. You can read my full review here.
100 Days of Cake is a book about a girl named Molly who suffers from depression. Her boyfriend broke up with her, and she had an episode at a swim meet that she doesn’t like to talk about. Since then, she gave up swimming and refuses to think about her future, college, or even getting her drivers license. The only things that keep her going are her job at Fishtopia and spending time with her coworker/crush Alex. They watch Golden Girls and eat lo mein, and you can obviously tell that Alex is into Molly, though she isn’t sure. To […]
This Cinderella story is super cute. It’s told from two perspectives: Danielle/Elle and Darien. Elle lives with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Darien starred in a teen soap and is about to take his first major movie role as Carmindor in a remake of the sci fi show Starfield. Elle and her father used to watch Starfield together, and he even created a convention for the show, ExcelsiCon. She is less than pleased that Darien was cast in the iconic role, and writes a fairly scathing review on her blog, Rebelgunner. Darien’s dad schedules him to appear at ExcelsiCon. This […]
Ink and Bone (first novel) was really interesting with a great concept and an interesting group of characters. Book 2, Paper and Fire, was also pretty good, since it added backstory and complexity to several characters and to the narrative scenario overall. I don’t like the third installment of the series, Ash and Quill. The first half is filler, scheming around but nothing really being said or done. In fact, some of the key characters become irritating or questionable to the point of unlikable. The first half of the story is Jess and his fellow Scholars, along with their former […]
When I was twelve and thirteen, I loved New Kids on the Block. Specifically, I loved Donnie Wahlberg. Like, with a passion that only thirteen year old girls harbor. I wasn’t as bad as my friend Heather, who loved Jordan Knight so much that the had the sheets and pillowcases and sleeping bag and shoestrings, but I loved him exactly as much as my parents (and their budget) would allow. I saw them in concert three times (my father is a SAINT; he’s the one who took my friends and me all three times), and specifically chose my outfit based […]
Crimson Son 2 by Russ Linten (2017) – It’s not often I have the opportunity to review a book before it’s published, but I was a Beta reader for this book, so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and give the author this review since it’s officially out there now. In the first book, Crimson Son, we’re introduced to the world of Crimson Mask. It’s a world very similar to ours except that governments have created super-powered heroes called Augments. But we’re not focused on the battles of the hero, Crimson Mask. No, this is the first-person […]
The Quick family is responsible for keeping their town safe. They receive offerings, take something from the person, and use that to maintain the cliff on the outside of town. If they were to stop? Rocks fall, everyone dies. The one rule of the Quicks is that they don’t steal from family. Guess how well that works? In the meantime, Aspen has been spending the summer with his grandma and aunt. Being the upstanding guy he is, Aspen gets his best friend’s girlfriend to break up with him by stealing her feelings for him. Then Aspen dates her. Things get […]
This one makes me a little nervous because I know there was some controversy before the book came out. It seems as though it was over a bad summary that has since been changed. Some people also took offense at how a lesbian character ends up having feelings for a boy, which is understandable. However, the book also details the journey of a character realizing that she might not be just one thing, that things can change. She doesn’t really use the term bisexual, but she lands near there. Not straight, but not all the way gay. Ramona is the […]