recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Young Adult

Recommendation: The Carrie Diaries

Recommendation: The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell “ In life, there are only four kinds of girls: The girl who played with fire. The girl who opened Pandora’s Box. The girl who gave Adam the apple. And the girl whose best friend stole her boyfriend. ” […]

Review: Alice – The Wanderland Chronicles

Review: Alice – The Wanderland Chronicles

Alice : The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan ” ‘Rule number one: Always protect your queen.’ “ Alice Carroll is desperate. A plague has been sweeping her city for an incalculable amount of time and although she and her sister have been able to avoid […]

Review: Kill All Happies

Review: Kill All Happies

Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn ” If this party was a mess, it was my mess, and I had it under control.  Mostly under control.  Partly under control.  Not really at all under control. “ Victoria Navarro has just graduated high school and is […]

Review: The Cellar

Review: The Cellar

The Cellar by Natasha Preston “ Four vases sat proudly on the side table behind the dining table and chairs; one held roses, one violets, one poppies. The fourth was empty. “ Natasha Preston began her writing career on an online platform called Wattpad – […]

Recommendation: The Selection

Recommendation: The Selection

The Selection by Kiera Cass ” 35 girls.  1 crown.  The competition of a lifetime. “ There are few books that I have come across that have such beautiful covers as those of The Selection Series, by Kiera Cass. The series spans three books with […]

Review: Dream Magic

Review: Dream Magic

Dream Magic by Joshua Khan ” The six legendary princes who’d brought magic into the world and founded the great houses of magic. Her ancestors. Djinn, the master of fire. Coral, lord of the seas. Typhoon, ruler of the endless winds. Herne, the antler-headed sorcerer […]

Review: The Music Maker Series – Inharmonic

Review: The Music Maker Series – Inharmonic

The Music Maker Series – Inharmonic by A.K.R. Scott ” Nadja’s eyelids fell shut once more as his breath washed over her. The room spun, threatening her ability to remain standing. She slid one hand down across the hard plane of his chest. She could […]

Review: Lost in a Book

Review: Lost in a Book

Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly “The second vulture screeched. He shook his head, and then his wings. Death’s pale cheeks flushed with indignation.  “I know there are rules, Truque!” she said. “I know I cannot go to the girl before her time. But […]

Recommendation: The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones

Recommendation: The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments – Book 1 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare “Clary glanced at the spot where the boy had disappeared from, and said nothing. There wasn’t even a smear of blood there – nothing to show that the boy had ever existed.  “They […]

Review: Heartless

Review: Heartless

Heartless by Marissa Meyer “Cath shivered and had the strangest urge to give him a nervous wave. An acknowledgment that yes, she was aware that her dress was unduly red. But by the time her hand had lifted, the Joker’s attention had skipped on. She […]