Category: 4 1/2 stars

One Boy’s Unusual Search for Himself: 100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith – Review

One Boy’s Unusual Search for Himself: 100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith – Review
Posted September 2, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 7 Comments

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith Genre: Young adult contemporary Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Release date: September 2 2014 Source: eARC from publisher via Edelweiss Pages: 288 The nitty-gritty: An unusual but fascinating main character, a unique and touching friendship, and a journey of self-discovery that completely immerses the reader. How […]

Adventure & Airships: THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan

Adventure & Airships: THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan
Posted August 25, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 19 Comments

The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter (The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #1) by Rod Duncan Genre: Adult Steampunk Publisher: Angry Robot Books Release date: August 26 2014 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 384 The nitty-gritty: A rollicking steampunk adventure, filled with intricate twists and turns, top-notch world building, and a heroine that quickly became […]

The Corn is Back! – BLIGHTBORN by Chuck Wendig – Review

The Corn is Back! – BLIGHTBORN by Chuck Wendig – Review
Posted July 24, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 14 Comments

Blightborn (The Heartland Trilogy #2) by Chuck Wendig Genre: Young adult dystopian Publisher: Skyscape Release date: July 29 2014 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 528 The nitty-gritty: A worthy and energetic sequel, with several new characters to love, filled with action, adventure, secrets, and danger. Jeezum Crow, people—read this book! **Mild spoilers ahead! […]

High School is Not For Wimps: HIGH & DRY by Sarah Skilton – Review

High School is Not For Wimps: HIGH & DRY by Sarah Skilton – Review
Posted April 12, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 6 Comments

High & Dry by Sarah Skilton Genre: Young adult contemporary Publisher: Amulet Books Release date: April 15 2014 Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 272 The nitty-gritty: A tantalizing mystery, an unreliable narrator, high school hijinks, and one of the worst fictional high schools I’ve ever run across. When you find yourself tied up […]

Magic & Trolls: STOLEN SONGBIRD by Danielle L. Jensen

Magic & Trolls: STOLEN SONGBIRD by Danielle L. Jensen
Posted March 30, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen Genre: Young adult fantasy Publisher: Strange Chemistry Release date: April 1 2014 Source: ARC from Publisher Pages: 436 The nitty-gritty: A perfectly paced and thoroughly engaging fantasy, two main characters who may just be my all-time favorites, and a magical underground world that I want […]

Sweet Insect Love: THE OPHELIA PROPHECY by Sharon Lynn Fisher

Sweet Insect Love: THE OPHELIA PROPHECY by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Posted March 20, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher Genre: Adult Science Fiction Romance Publisher: Tor Books Release date: April 1 2014 Source: ARC from publisher Pages: 336 The nitty-gritty: An imaginative future, a sizzling romance, and a complex plot full of constantly shifting alliances. A buzzing cry ripped through the air just above her, and something […]

Zaniness & Adventure in Space! UNDER NAMELESS STARS by Christian Schoon

Zaniness & Adventure in Space! UNDER NAMELESS STARS by Christian Schoon
Posted March 9, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 12 Comments

Under Nameless Stars (Zenn Scarlett #2) by Christian Schoon Genre: Young adult science fiction Publisher: Strange Chemistry Release date: April 1 2014 Source: e-ARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 368 The nitty-gritty: An exciting and worthy follow-up to Zenn Scarlett, with an assortment of loveable new characters, and lots of scientific facts that make this […]

Mystery, Magic & Mayhem: SHADOWPLAY by Laura Lam – Review

Mystery, Magic & Mayhem: SHADOWPLAY by Laura Lam – Review
Posted January 15, 2014 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 6 Comments

Shadowplay (Pantomime #2) by Laura Lam Genre: Young adult fantasy Publisher: Strange Chemistry Release date: January 7 2014 Source: e-ARC from publisher via NetGalley Pages: 400 The nitty-gritty: A beautifully realized world, a story filled with magic and illusion, and a unique main character on a journey of self-discovery. “In all these many years, we […]