Retro Friday Review : Being Nikki & Runaway

Retro Friday Review : Being Nikki & Runaway

Retro Friday is a meme hosted at Angieville and focuses on reviewing books from the past. This can be an old favorite, an under-the-radar book you think deserves more attention, something woefully out of print, etc. Everyone is welcome to join in at any time! * * * Being Nikki :   Runaway : by Meg Cabot Genre : YA, Fiction with a touch of science-fiction Series : Book 2 & 3 in the Airhead series On Goodreads : Being Nikki and...

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Review : Poison Study, Magic Study, Fire Study

Review : Poison Study, Magic Study, Fire Study

Poison Study;  by Maria V. Snyder Genre : Fantasy Series : Study series : Book 1 My Rating : Magic Study;  by Maria V. Snyder Genre : Fantasy Series : Study series : Book 2 My Rating :  Fire Study;  by Maria V. Snyder Genre : Fantasy Series : Study series : Book 3 My Rating :  Sentenced to death, Yelena will seize any opportunity to stay alive; so when she is offered the position of  food tester for the Commander, she...

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Review : Mockingjay

Review : Mockingjay

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins Pages : 390 Genre : YA, Speculative fiction Series : The Hunger Games, Book 3 My Rating : (review may contain spoilers on the series) I first read Mockingjay when it was published back in 2010. After a year of waiting, I was too excited to wait anymore and read it almost in one sitting. Reading the last few pages, I was left both satisfied and dissatisfied, but mostly confused about whether I had enjoyed it or...

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3 Reviews : Annie on my Mind, The Lonely Hearts Club and The Vinyl Princess

3 Reviews : Annie on my Mind, The Lonely Hearts Club and The Vinyl Princess

Some good reads I don’t have much to say about 😉 * * * Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden Pages : 234 Genre : YA, Fiction, GLBT Stand Alone My Rating : From Goodreads : First published in 1982, this is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings. My Thoughts : Prior to reading...

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‘Tis the Season to Review Books; 4 Reviews of Holidays-Related Books

‘Tis the Season to Review Books; 4 Reviews of Holidays-Related Books

I read a lot more holiday-related books last year than I did this year, but by the time I was ready to review them, it was January and it felt a little late to post these reviews. So, I’m doing this all at once, reviewing my sole Christmas read of 2011 (which was a disappointment) and last year’s reading (much better!) If you’re looking for a last minute holiday read, maybe these books will inspire you; if not, you can take a...

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3 Reviews : Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, The Espressologist and Saving Juliet

3 Reviews : Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, The Espressologist and Saving Juliet

I’m back with some mini-reviews, and this time it’s the feel-good edition! All of these three contemporary YA novels had some cute stories told with a lot of heart, that I would recommend if you need a little sunshine in your day * * * Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford Pages : 313 Genre : YA, Fiction Stand alone My Rating :  What it’s about : Norrie, Jane and Sassy are in big trouble : it’s...

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3 Reviews : Hex Hall, Firelight and The Candidates

3 Reviews : Hex Hall, Firelight and The Candidates

Sometimes I don’t feel like talking to an extent about some of the books I’ve read, so I choose to go with the short reviews instead. I’ve done this in the past mainly with books I hadn’t enjoyed, but this time it’s not the case. Instead, here are three books I did enjoy reading but that didn’t leave a strong impression on me. These share some similarities, as all three are the first of their series, and all...

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Retro Friday Review : Alice I Have Been

Retro Friday Review : Alice I Have Been

Retro Friday is a weekly meme hosted at Angieville and focuses on reviewing books from the past. This can be an old favorite, an under-the-radar book you think deserves more attention, something woefully out of print, etc. Everyone is welcome to join in at any time! * * * Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin Pages : 351 Genre : Historical Fiction Stand Alone My Rating :  From Goodreads : Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s life has been a richly...

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