Book Review: Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys My rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary: Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying…

Manga Review: Shinkuu Yuusetsu, Bikke

真空融接 上 [Shinkuu Yuusetsu 1] by Bikke My rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary: In this country, every person has to be matched up with a partner. Partnerships are made around when you turn three or four. The doctors decide who gets paired together. One person acts as the ‘supplier.’ The other as the ‘receiver.’ It…

Book Review: The True Meaning of Cleavage, Mariah Fredericks

The True Meaning of Cleavage by Mariah Fredericks My rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary: Cool is cool and geek is geek, and at Eldridge the two “definitely” do not mix.Sari and Jess are best friends and total opposites. They’ve liked each other ever since they discovered that they are the only two normal people at…

Book Review: The First Part Last, Angela Johnson

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary: Bobby’s a classic urban teenager. He’s restless. He’s impulsive. But the thing that makes him different is this: He’s going to be a father. His girlfriend, Nia, is pregnant, and their lives are about to change forever. Instead of spending time with…

Book Review: Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have not read many vampire mystery novels, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this book. It was…okay. Not great, but not the worst book ever either. First: Characters. Sookie is an interesting person. She’s a telepathic waitress and has…

Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was going to give this book two stars, but the ending somewhat redeemed the whole thing. Review to come. Edited 10/6/2015 Let’s start with the good, shall we? 1. Noah and Brian All I can say about this is that…

Book Review: The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was…okay. It was pretty much the same as any other Riordan novel- funny at times, and with a slightly different plot than the others, but still the same formula. Apollo was fun to read about, though, while Meg had no personality, and…

Book Review: Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 3 of 5 stars 3.9/5 stars. Full review to come. Edited 10/21/2015 Alright. I had a really hard time figuring out what to rate this book, because I was so conflicted on how I felt about it. I mean, I liked the story and the side characters, but Cath….