Book Review: The Breakout (Genesis: Book #1) by Rachelle Harp

Title: The BreakoutAuthor: Rachelle HarpSeries: Genesis: Book 1Page Count: 224 pagesGenre: YA DystopiaPublisher: 48fourteenRelease Date: November 1, 2019 Publisher’s Summary: Trina Hauk isn’t good at following the rules, despite her elite genetic designation. She’s never really fit in, kind of a loner who has a major crush on Kalen. Raised by the government, Trina has … Continue reading Book Review: The Breakout (Genesis: Book #1) by Rachelle Harp

Meet the (Other) Hero: Dmitri

Meet Dmitri Full Name: Dmitri Straussen Featured in: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke From: Tybiria, East Halvea, World of Jordinia Status: Crown Prince of Tybiria Distinguishing characteristics: Tall, blond, and bespectacled. Loves books and reading poetry and novels. Often lost in his own daydreams. Motivations: Until his imprisonment, his biggest aspiration was to write … Continue reading Meet the (Other) Hero: Dmitri

Book Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

"I have to convince a group of people who hate me to help solve a curse that could be killing our families." - p. 125 How to Hang a Witch (Knopf, 2016) is a YA paranormal novel written by Adriana Mather, an actual descendant of the Salem Witch Trials' Cotton Mather. The protagonist in this … Continue reading Book Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

Book Review: Alterations by Stephanie Scott

"The internship was all kids my age who were here to sharpen their talents. They wanted to create the next wave of fashion. And I’d lied to them. I was lying to all of them." - 23% Alterations (2016) is a YA novel by debut author Stephanie Scott, and I'm going to jump right in … Continue reading Book Review: Alterations by Stephanie Scott

Book Review: Foreshadowed (Book 1 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Foreshadowed is the latest 48fourteen novel by new author Holly M. Campbell, and is the best teen paranormal thriller I've read in a long time. It's well-written, equally dark as it is funny, with a truly brilliant premise and a unique and interesting narrator. The story centers around Hope, a high school junior who can read … Continue reading Book Review: Foreshadowed (Book 1 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass

The One is the third book in The Selection series by Kiera Cass, following The Selection and The Elite. While I really enjoy Cass's writing style in that it's incredibly easy to read and become immersed in, I'll admit I was shocked and rather disappointed with the ending. I don't want to give anything away, but I … Continue reading Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass

Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite (2013) by Kiera Cass is the sequel to The Selection, and the second book in The Selection trilogy. In this story, we read the continuation of America Singer's stay in the royal palace as the 35 girls in the prince's Selection are narrowed down to just six contenders. The writing reads much the same as the first … Continue reading Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection (2012) by Kiera Cass is a teen dystopian romance, and is pretty much as close to perfect as you can get. This novel has everything: world-building without the crutch of magic, royalty, a futuristic dystopia-lite U.S., a love triangle, tons of clean romance, and a protagonist who's a phenomenal role model. Not to mention, Cass's writing … Continue reading Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Book Review: To Catch A Pirate by Jade Parker

To Catch A Pirate is a merry, swashbuckling pirate-themed romance/adventure novel, penned by Jade Parker and published in May 2007. The paperback has since gone out of print, but I'm so happy to see it available in the e-market, for this novel was all-around perfect!! Our entertaining story, taking place in the 1720s, follows young heroine … Continue reading Book Review: To Catch A Pirate by Jade Parker

Book Review: Matched (Book 1) by Ally Condie

In a dystopian future, a teenage girl is caught in a forbidden love triangle and seeks to defy the powers that be. But I’m not talking about The Hunger Games! This is Matched, by Ally Condie. Seventeen-year-old Cassia Reyes is surprised to discover that her government, “the Society,” has “Matched” her to wed her best and lifelong friend, Xander. … Continue reading Book Review: Matched (Book 1) by Ally Condie

Book Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

I read all three of these novels obsessively in a matter of days. The story as a whole is well-written and highly addicting. The first book, The Hunger Games, opens with a tough, stoic heroine, Katniss Everdeen, in a dystopian future controlled by an evil Capitol. The Capitol forces adolescents to participate in a televised fight to the … Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins