Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass (Book three of The Selection series)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up I found this book to be the most exciting out of all three in The Selection series and I can’t wait to read The Heir next which is the fourth book in this series that I actually didn’t know existed until the author tweeted about writing a fifth one!! —————————————— America has made it to the top three contestants- however, now she will be put to the real test. America has to see her fellow competitor flogged when she falls in love with a guard at the palace. … Continue reading Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass (Book three of The Selection series)

Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass (Book 2 of the Selection Series)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommendation: 13 and up I felt that a fair bit of this book was redundant and that this book could easily be added into The One (The Third book of the Selection series) and it wouldn’t make that big of a difference. ——————————————– America has made it to the top six girls in the Selection- an elaborate process determining the future queen of Illea. America’s love, Aspen, has become a guard in the royal palace in order to get closer to America but the prince and future king, Maxon, is vying … Continue reading Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass (Book 2 of the Selection Series)

Book Review: A Good American by Alex George

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Realistic Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up I found this book very interesting because it was from a third-generation’s point of view. This meant that every character in the book was referred to as: my aunt, my grandmother, my mother, or my grandfather. This is also one of the only books I have ever read that has such well developed characters, which made the book more enjoyable. —————————————- Frederick and Jette have moved to America from Germany in hopes of starting over. Jette is pregnant with Frederick’s child and her mother disapproves but Jette … Continue reading Book Review: A Good American by Alex George

Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommendation: 13 and up I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the one before it because this book was extremely confusing and the ending of this book made no sense whatsoever. ———————————————– Kestrel is getting married in order to honor a deal that she made with her father: in six months, she would either enlist or marry. Her father made this deal, knowing that Kestrel valued her freedom and would never want to be married. However, he underestimated her hatred of the army and her refusal to enlist. … Continue reading Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 13 and up This book was very captivating and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series: The Winner’s Crime! ———————————————– Kestrel: Kestrel is the daughter of a wealthy ruler of a large kingdom. She loves to gamble with older men and she always beats them in cards. However, her father has always wanted her to join the military. She makes a deal with her father- at the beginning of spring, she will either enlist or marry. One day, Kestrel’s friend, Jess, drags her to a slave … Continue reading Book Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 13 and up This book is all about the sorrow that comes with rejection and how one can face rejection. —————————————- Alice has been rejected from Yale. For as long as she can remember, Alice has wanted to go to Yale and when she gets rejected, she doesn’t know how to cope. Her best friend recommends new hobbies but none of them seem to suit her. Finally, on New Year’s Day, Alice tries running and seems to enjoy the sense of accomplishment when she finished a run, but also the pain … Continue reading Book Review: On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor

Book Review: Finally by Wendy Mass

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Realistic Fiction Age Recommended: 12 and up This book was hilarious and most everything in this book was something I could relate to. ———————————————- Rory Swenson has been waiting for forever to turn twelve! Whenever she has asked for something, her parents have said: “when you’re twelve”. And now she is! Rory’s list of things includes: getting a phone, getting her ears pierced, getting contacts, getting a pet, and many other trivial things. Also, a movie is being shot at her school! Rory and her best friends are trying out as extras and … Continue reading Book Review: Finally by Wendy Mass

Book Review: Barron’s Dog Training Bible by Andrea Arden

You guessed it! I HAVE A DOG!!! I just got a wonderful little doodle named Naina. For those of you who don’t know, a doodle is a cross between a poodle and a golden retriever. Naina looks more golden retriever than anything but her white paws give an indication of the poodle in her. Here’s her picture! Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Non-fiction (I certainly hope so) Age Recommended: ANYONE! My dad checked out a few books about dogs in preparation for her arrival and this one was the best book and it was also the quickest read. ————————————————— There … Continue reading Book Review: Barron’s Dog Training Bible by Andrea Arden

Book Review: Dear Anjali by Melissa Glen Haber

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 12 and up This book had an interesting end but I found majority of the content repetitive and I felt that most of the book was about a girl crying about losing her friend and fawning over a guy. ———————————————– Meredith’s world is turned upside-down when her best friend Anjali dies. Anjali was in the hospital for a few days before she passed away but nobody truly believed that she would die until the reality of the situation hit them. Meredith still hasn’t accepted that her best friend is dead and she is … Continue reading Book Review: Dear Anjali by Melissa Glen Haber

Book Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up This book is very detailed and it seems almost impossible to sum it all up into a few paragraphs but I’m going to try anyway! ———————————————————— Ismae is being forced to marry someone who she doesn’t love. Her “father” is very eager to get rid of her, especially since she has a long bruise down her side that will never go away. Moreover, the bruise is a sign that she is a daughter of Mortain, the god of death and having a person of that lineage in … Continue reading Book Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers