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 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…

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,…

Drowning Instinct | book review

Title: Drowning Instinct Author: Ilsa J. Bick Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group Publication Date: February 2012 Rating: 4.5 stars Upon finishing this book, the only thing I could think of was: wow. Drowning Instinct is about a girl named Jenna who has been through a lot. Her mother is a drunk, her father is a raging psycho,…

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist | book review

Title: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Author(s): Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Publisher: Knopf Books Publication Date: May 2005 Rating: 3.5 stars So, I had a love/hate relationship with this book. I read it because 1) I saw the film adaptation a while ago and remember loving it, 2) I absolutely love David Levithan, and 3) I really…

The Eye of Minds | book review

Title: The Eye of Minds Author: James Dashner Series: The Morality Doctrine Publisher:  Delacorte Press Publication Date: October 2013 Rating: 4 stars Okay, so James Dashner wowed me with the Maze Runner series, so I automatically had high expectations for this book. Luckily, I wasn't let down. This sci-fi novel had me guessing page after…