ARC Review: #Scandal by Sarah Ockler

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Rating: 2/5 Genres: Contemporary, Cyber-bullying, Young Adult Release Date: June 17th, 2014 Publisher: Simon Pulse Source:  Edelweiss Check out on GOODREADS Pre-Order on AMAZON | THE BOOK DEPOSITORY Lucy’s learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high […]

ARC Review: The Returned by Jason Mott

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Rating: 5 /5 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal Expected Publication: August 27, 2013 by Harlequin MIRA Number of pages: 352 Source: ARC from Netgalley Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those […]

Review + Giveaway: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Rating: ***** / 5 out of 5 Genres: Young Adult, Drama, Realistic Fiction Expected Publication: March 26, 2013 by St. Martin’s Press Goodreads | Amazon A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen-year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot […]

Review: Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Rating: *** / 3 out of 5 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Horror, Drama, Tragedy, Psychological To be published on March 19, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books Goodreads | Amazon  Angie Chapman was thirteen years old when she ventured into the woods alone on a Girl Scouts camping trip. Now she’s returned home…only to find […]

Review: Permanent Record by Leslie Stella

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Thank you, NetGalley, and Amazon Children Publishing for sending a copy of the book in exchange for a review. I also would like to thank Leslie Stella for writing such a wonderful piece of work. I read it within 24 hours, and during that span of time, I’ve lost count of the numerous instances where […]

Excerpt: Emily’s Quest

A small cloud seemed to shape itself within the gazing-ball. It dispersed–faded. But the reflected doll’s-house in the ball was gone. Emily saw an entirely different scene–a long lofty room filled with streams of hurrying people–and among them a face she knew. The gazing-ball was gone–the room in the Disappointed House was gone. She was […]

Review: Les misérables IV: L’idylle rue Plumet et l’épopée rue St-Denis

L’amour n’a point de moyen terme; ou il perd, ou il sauve. Toute la destinée humaine est ce dilemme-là. Ce dilemme, perte ou salut, aucune fatalité ne le pose plus inexorablement que l’amour. L’amour est la vie, s’il n’est pas la mort. Berceau; cercueil aussi. Le même sentiment dit oui ou non dans le coeur humain. De toute les […]

Review: The Casual Vacancy

Good girl gone bad- Take three- Action. No clouds in my storms… Let it rain, I hydroplane into fame Comin’ down with  the Dow Jones   Rating: 3.5/5 Author: J.K. Rowling My biggest barriers in appreciating the book was first, realizing it was not a children’s fantasy novel, which I did know beforehand yet persisted […]