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Ashfall | book review

Title: Ashfall Author: Mike Mullin Series: Ashfall Publisher: Tanglewood Press Publication Date: September 2011 Rating: 4 stars When the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park suddenly erupts, the United States suffers exponentially. Alex is home alone when, all of a sudden, a piece of the volcano crashes into his house and sets it on fire. Not long…

No One Else Can Have You | book review

Title: No One Else Can Have You Author: Kathleen Hale Publisher: HarperTeen Publication Date: January 2014 Rating: 1.5 stars What first captured my attention about this novel was the cover. I mean, it's a sweater with purple moose? And one of them is hanged? What? So yeah, I like the cover. The novel itself, however, I liked…

The Virgin Suicides | book review

Title: The Virgin Suicides Author: Jeffrey Eugenides Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: 1993 Rating: 3 stars Before I bought this book, I was reading through the reviews, and they were either 5-star-loved-it or 1-star-hated-it - nothing in between. My review, however, is the in between. I didn't love this book, nor did I hate it…

The Loners | book review

Title: The Loners Author: Lex Thomas Series: Quarantine Publisher: Egmont USA Publication Date: July 2012 Rating: 3.5 stars I started out hating this book. I had to force myself to actually read past chapter three. I really love apocalypse, dystopian, end-of-the-world kinda books, so when I read a summary of this book, I was pretty interested…

Gone Girl | book review

Title: Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Crown Publication Date: January 2012 Rating: 5 stars Honestly, this book deserves more than 5 stars. Absolutely astounding. I decided to take a break from my infinite string of YA fiction to read this thriller/mystery/suspense gem of a novel, and thank God I did - I was blown away.Gone Girl…

Forbidden | book review

Title: Forbidden Author: Tabitha Suzuma Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: January 2010 Rating: 4 stars Writing a review for this novel is...incredibly difficult. What to say...what to say... Reading the synopsis of Forbidden, I was very intrigued. I've never read anything of the sorts before - a brother and sister, falling in love? It got me…

Why We Broke Up | book review

Title: Why We Broke Up Author: Daniel Handler Publisher: Little, Brown Books Publication Date: January 2011 Rating: 3.5 stars When I came across this book, I just had to have it, because I knew it would depress me and make me think about my ex and bring about buried emotions. Sounds great, right??? After buying the book,…