DNF (did not finish) Reviews (1)

I try to finish every book I start to read, but sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes it’s impossible. Sometimes books are so badly written that it’s an insult to expect me to waste my very valuable time on them. Other times the book just isn’t working for me, and it’s a waste of my time when […]

ARC Book Review: The Wrong Girl (1st Freak House Series #1) by CJ Archer

Title: The Wrong Girl (The 1st Freak House Series, #1) Author: C.J. Archer Publisher: Self (on Netgalley under indie author co-op ‘Patchwork Press’) Release Date:  25 May 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Gothic, Victorian, paranormal Format: e-ARC Page Count: 218 (paperback) Source: Netgalley Rating: Orphan Hannah Smith is kidnapped from her attic prison and bundled off to a strange house […]

Book Review: Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett

Title: Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1) Author: Louise Rozett Publisher: Harlequin Release Date:  28 August 2012 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Format: e-book Page Count: 266 Source: Purchased Rating: Rose is having trouble controlling her temper. She’s a freshman, her dad was recently blown up in Iraq, she’s crazy about a boy who already has a girlfriend, and her […]

ARC Book Review: The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison

Title: The Rose Throne (The Rose Throne #1) Author: Mette Ivie Harrison Publisher: Egmont USA Release Date:  14 May 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Format: e-ARC Page Count: 400 Source: Netgalley Rating: 2.5 hearts – rounded up because I’m nice. Expectation: Reality: I was beyond excited to read this book because it has several things in it that drive […]

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter

Publisher: HarlequinTeen Release Date: 27 March 2012 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance Format: e-book Page Count: 304 (paperback) Source: Purchased Rating: No, seriously. The hell? Was this fanfiction? Fanfiction of a novel which is a modern-day retelling of a Greek myth? Where was Awesome!Kate? I looked through the ENTIRE book for her. Where was the mouthy, sassy, confident young woman of the […]

Book Review: The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1) by Aimee Carter

Publisher: HarlequinTeen Release Date: 19 April 2011 Genre: YA, Paranormal, Romance Format: ebook Page Count: 293 (paperback) Source: Purchased Rating: This review contains unbridled profanity. You have been warned. Kate bargains her own life to save another, and to keep her end of the deal she must undertake a series to tests to see if she is worthy of being the […]

Book Review: Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3) by Kristin Cashore

Publisher: Gollancz Publishing Date:  1st May 2012 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance Format: Hardcover Page count: 547 My rating:  Possible spoilers for Graceling, but not Fire. Queen Bitterblue is trapped – she is trapped in her tower with the daily dealings of running a wounded and recovering kingdom, and she is trapped with how little she knows of what her […]

ARC Book Review: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Publisher: Faber and Faber/Macmillan Publishing Date: October 16 2012 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Dystopia Format: e-ARC Page count: 368 (paperback) My rating: When Adelice slips up at her compulsory testing and accidentally weaves time and space in front of the selectors, she is pulled from her home in the middle of the night to become a Spinster – a woman […]

ARC Book Review: What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Publishing Date: October 1 2012 Genre: YA, Sci-fi, dystopia Format: e-ARC Page count: 342 (paperback) My rating: Kat Zhang’s lushly imagined What’s Left of Me spins the tale of what happens when a recessive soul sharing one body with a dominant soul refuses to fade away, as they’ve been led to believe is inevitable. Anyone left with […]

ARC Book Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Publishing Date: September 18 2012 Genre: YA, Japanese Steampunk Format: Paperback Page count: 313 My rating: When sixteen year old Yukiko is sent to tag along on her father the Huntmaster’s impossible quest of finding and capturing the legendary and probably extinct arashitora (thunder tiger/griffin), her airship crashes and she is forced to make a tentative […]