I hate it when I really want to like a book, and I just can’t. Life After Theft seems to be well-liked over on Goodreads. I just gave it kind of a “meh,” originally, and I wasn’t really sure why. Then I found myself talking books with my mom and heard myself saying, “Yeah, I just finished something this ...
Pivot Point is the perfect example of a strong debut novel. I heard about this one via Goodreads, and I wasn’t really sure what I was in for. West has managed to create a story that’s not quite like anything I’ve read before: Addie’s parents are getting divorced, and she has to choose between them. Sounds normal, right? Except ...
I picked Vibes up just to see what Ryan could do with something that wasn’t set in space (am I the only one who hears “set. in. space.” in Julia Roberts’ voice, ala Notting Hill?). It’s a very different sort of novel, and a completely different type of heroine–she’s brash and abrasive and would almost be off-putting, if she ...
So, I’ll be honest–I originally downloaded Die for Me because it was cheap. I didn’t even look at the premise, initially, but if I had, I probably wouldn’t have bothered. Don’t go look at Goodreads. Just don’t. YOU DID, DIDN’T YOU?? Yeah, it says zombies. Zombie love. That sounds SO MORONIC. Please to let me explain. The Revenants (zombies) are ...
The overwhelming impression I got from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childrenwas how darned overblown the whole thing was. The story’s not bad. I didn’t find myself dying to pick it up again each night, but once I did it was entertaining enough. I guess I just couldn’t figure out what all the hype was about. The pictures, by the ...
Boundless, like the rest of its series, took me a little by surprise. I started reading the Unearthly trilogy about four months ago, when I was down with ankle surgery. A good friend lent me the first two books with a little shrug, telling me that it was OK if I didn’t like them, and she knew they were ...