Book Review: Girl Jacked by Christopher Greyson (A Detective Jack Stratton Novel)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Thriller Age Recommended: 15 and up This book chilled me to the bone. I would definitely not recommend this to the faint-hearted because there were a few scenes with torture and gore. Moreover, the entire idea behind the book was quite disturbing, as I realized near the climax, and this definitely made me rethink any assumptions I had made earlier on. Also, the author referred to one character as “Replacement” for most of the book because the main character could not “remember” her name, and I found this incredibly distracting (and annoying at times). … Continue reading Book Review: Girl Jacked by Christopher Greyson (A Detective Jack Stratton Novel)

Book Review: Pulse by Patrick Carman (Book one)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up This book was definitely one of the most interesting I’ve read in a while on the topic of supernatural abilities. There were only a handful of characters but they were well developed. There were some parts of the book where a lot of pronouns were used and it was difficult to keep up with which character the author was referring to, but other than that, it was a great read. ——————————————- Faith Daniels and Dylan Gilmore live in a shrinking society where everyone is moving to the States. Their … Continue reading Book Review: Pulse by Patrick Carman (Book one)

Book Review: I Am Sleepless: Sim 299 by Johan Twiss (Book One of the I Am Sleepless series)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommendation: 12 and up I received this book courtesy of Bookrature. This book was very thrilling and I loved the action and suspense. The beginning was confusing as there were a lot of characters with no background but as the book evolved, the characters were developed and I enjoyed it a lot. Also, this was a pretty long book, in contrast to some of the other ARCs I’ve read recently, which made it all the more enjoyable. ———————————————— Aidan and his two best friends are part of a military organization in … Continue reading Book Review: I Am Sleepless: Sim 299 by Johan Twiss (Book One of the I Am Sleepless series)

Book Review: Amelia’s Story by D. G. Torrens

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Realistic Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up This book was quite disturbing yet very well-written. The author had obviously put a lot of thought into how this story would develop which I appreciated. I wish some of the characters in the book had more intrigue. From the get-go, there were good characters and bad characters, and you could tell who was what from the outset. Some readers would appreciate this, but I personally, would like a little more suspense. —————————————- Amelia and her brother Jake live with their abusive mother. She beats them daily … Continue reading Book Review: Amelia’s Story by D. G. Torrens

Book Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter (Book 1 of the Embassy Row series)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre; Fiction Age Recommendation: 13 and up I came across this book on the list of top young adult books in 2015 on seventeen.com: http://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/g1333/best-ya-novels-coming-out-2015/. This book was very well written but I felt that it was a bit redundant at times. Moreover, the descriptors in this book weren’t very accurate and a lot was left up to one’s imagination. However, the author did clarify a few things later in the book, which oddly made things more confusing. Overall, this book was captivating and I enjoyed it immensely. (pic creds to Amazon.com) ———————————————– Grace … Continue reading Book Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter (Book 1 of the Embassy Row series)