Book Review: Hung Up, Kristen Tracy

Hung Up by Kristen Tracy My rating: 2 of 5 stars Summary: Can you fall in love with a voice? This witty romance, told entirely through phone calls, chronicles the tale of a wrong number gone right. It all started with a wrong number. The voicemails Lucy left on James’s phone were meant for someone else—someone…

Book Review: The Demon’s Lexicon, Sarah Rees Brennan

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Summary: Sixteen-year-old Nick and his brother, Alan, are always ready to run. Their father is dead, and their mother is crazy—she screams if Nick gets near her. She’s no help in protecting any of them from the deadly magicians who use demons to…

TBR Tuesday: Nemesis, Brendan Reichs

It’s time for another TBR Tuesday! Today, it’s one that’s coming out pretty soon: Nemesis. Summary: Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series. It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in…

Book Review: Burned, Ellen Hopkins

Burned by Ellen Hopkins My rating: 2 of 5 stars Summary: It all started with a dream. Nothing exceptional, just a typical fantasy about a boy, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience. But Pattyn Von Stratten is not like most teen girls. Raised in a religious — yet abusive — family, a…

Book Review: Elixir, Hilary Duff, Elise Allen

Elixir by Hilary Duff My rating: 1 of 5 stars Summary: Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the…

Book Review: Learning to Swear in America, Katie Kennedy

Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy My rating: 5 of 5 stars Summary: Brimming with humor and one-of-a-kind characters, this end-of-the world novel will grab hold of Andrew Smith and Rainbow Rowell fans. An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. A big, bad one. Yuri, a physicist prodigy from Russia, has been called to NASA…

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: Wake, Lisa McMann

Wake by Lisa McMann My rating: 2 of 5 stars Summary: For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie’s seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can’t tell anybody about what she does they’d never believe her,…

Book Review: The Careful Undressing of Love, Corey Ann Haydu

The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu My rating: 2 of 5 stars Summary: Everyone who really knows Brooklyn knows Devonairre Street girls are different. They’re the ones you shouldn’t fall in love with. The ones with the curse. The ones who can get you killed. Lorna Ryder is a Devonairre Street girl, and…

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: Hate List, Jennifer Brown

Hate List by Jennifer Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars This. This is what I wanted when I read This is Where it Ends, but I didn’t get it then. I have so many feelings about this book, both good and bad, but my god, was it fantastic. This book didn’t discuss anything particularly…

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…