Burnout | book review

Title: Burnout Author: Adrienne Maria Vrettos Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Publication Date: September 2011 Rating: 2.5 stars Nan wakes up the day after Halloween on a subway bus seat, having no memory of the past 24 hours. Scared, confused, sick, and wearing a bad costume and face paint, she struggles to remember what went wrong. Her…

After Life | book review

Title: After Life Author: Jaron Lee Knuth Publisher: Smashwords, Inc. Publication Date: September 2009 Rating: 4 stars One of my biggest fears is zombies. Go ahead and laugh, it's okay, I forgive you. Is it irrational? Perhaps. Silly? Kind of. But I can't help what I fear. Even though I'm terrified of the thought of zombies…

Sunrise | book review

Title: Sunrise Author: Mike Mullin Series: Ashfall Publisher: Tanglewood Press Publication Date: March 2014 Rating: 4 stars I don't usually write reviews for sequels, and if I do, I never post them...but I think it's time to start. This is the final installment in the Ashfall trilogy, and I beg you to give it a chance, because…

Zac and Mia | book review

Title: Zac and Mia Author: A.J. Betts Publisher: HMH Books Publication Date: September 2014 Rating: 4 stars Two kids with cancer fall in love and struggle together with their disease. That is how most people would describe this book, which would inspire probably no one to read it. A lot of people might not read it because it's "just another…

I Don’t Want to Be Crazy | book review

It's Christmas Eve, and what am I up to? Am I wrapping presents, or baking cookies, or going to bed early so that I can be well-rested for a long day tomorrow filled with family and friends and socializing? No, of course not. I'm staying up until 1am rapidly finishing a book I started less…

The Beginning of Everything | book review

Title: The Beginning of Everything Author: Robyn Schneider Publisher: Katherine Tegen Book Publication Date: January 2013 Rating: 4 stars The Beginning of Everything was the first book I read by Robyn Schneider, and it was a lot better than I thought it would be. Mr. Popular Ezra Faulkner has it all: top tier friends, good grades, position as president of…

Identical | book review

Title: Identical Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Publication Date: August 2008 Rating: 4.5 stars Since getting to come home for Christmas break, I've been on an Ellen Hopkins binge, due to my lovely roommate lending me a few books. I took a long hiatus from reading, and am glad to be back at…

Dark Places | book review

Title: Dark Places Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books Publication Date: May 2009 Rating: 5 stars Wow. Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl left me speechless. It had me flipping page after page, only to reach the end, throw the book across the room (gently, but angrily), and curl up in a ball to ponder life. Well, I can honestly…

The Infinite Moment of Us | book review

Title: The Infinite Moment of Us Author: Lauren Myracle Publisher: Amulet Books Publication Date: August 2013 Rating: 3.5 stars Warning: If you are single, lonely, and don't want to become jealous of fictional characters and their love, do not read this book. Wren Grey is tired of letting her parents live vicariously through her. She's done what she's…