Book Reviews

Book Review: Also Known As by Robin Benway

Book Review: Also Known As by Robin Benway

How Excited Was I To Read Also Known As by Robin Benway (aka my favorite YA author!)? Words cannot express the level of excitement. Y’all already know we’re kinda obsessed with Robin Benway around here. She did make us a playlist. Just saying. Also, this book is about a teenage safecracker! Right up my alley. [...]

Book Review: Jinx by Meg Cabot

Book Review: Jinx by Meg Cabot

In which we learn Meg Cabot is human… So now that we are back, I thought I’d start things out with my trademark bang and do a negative review! And not just any review! Queen Meg, she who created Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, as well as my future boyfriend-on-the-side Michael Moscovitz, she failed [...]

Mary’s Gift Guide For the Guys In Your Life

Mary’s Gift Guide For the Guys In Your Life

So I’ve been seeing lots of gift guides popping up around the internet. And I invariably click on them. And sometimes I get good ideas and sometimes I’m plain bored. And then generally I give myself a pat on the back because I think I have come up with some pretty great ideas over the [...]

Book Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Book Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

How Excited Was I To Read For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund? I was excited because this was my first time borrowing a kindle book from the library – surprisingly easy! Nervous because it was an updated – possibly sci fi – take on one of my favorite books, Persuasion. Book Rating: 4/5. [...]

Book Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Book Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

How Excited Was I To Read Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Stromeyer? I liked the title – I mean, who wouldn’t? It sounded cute, so I was moderately excited. Book Rating: 3/5. It was okay. Definitely cute. But it could have been MORE. Book Jacket: Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are best friends [...]

Book Review: Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

Book Review: Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

How Excited Was I To Read Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl? I love Jane Austen and I loved I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I’ve even seen the movie! (Romola Garai, I love you. Even in ill-conceived Dirty Dancing reboots!) So do I really have to answer this one? Book Rating: I was [...]

Book Review: Perfect Cover (The Squad, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Book Review: Perfect Cover (The Squad, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

How Excited Was I to Read Perfect Cover (The Squad, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes?: 7. I’d read it a few years ago and thought I remembered enjoying it. Book Rating: Solid 8. Good old fashioned escapism with a hilarious cheerleader twist. Book Jacket: Bayport High operates like any other high school–jocks at the top, [...]