Triangles | book review

Title: Triangles Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: October 2011 Rating: 2.5 stars I've read my fair share of Hopkins novels, including her Crank series and her fantastic standalone novel, Identical. Everything I've read of hers, though, has been YA, until I finally got my hands on Triangles -- her first attempt at adult fiction. I had been…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…