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…

Sharp Objects | book review

Title: Sharp Objects Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books Publication Date: September 2006 Rating: 4 stars I apologize for my lack of reviews - being in college has severely limited my time for reading. Trust me, I am not happy about it. I've missed reading for fun. I started Sharp Objects towards the beginning of the month, got about…

Panic | book review

Title: Panic Author: Lauren Oliver Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: March 2014 Rating: 3 stars Unfortunately, I started reading this book right before I moved to college, hence why it took me so long to finish this. Not only have I been busy with schoolwork, but I've also been busy with Netflix. Anyway, onto my review. Panic…

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…