Book Reviews

Book Review: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

Book Review: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

How Excited Was I To Read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin? To be honest, not that excited at all! The plot sounded a bit contrived, and I was expecting a lot of melodrama. Book Rating: 4/5. I really need to go back to out of five, because I think that gives my opinion best. [...]

Book Review: Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn

Book Review: Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn

How Excited Was I to Read Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn?: 7. I was intrigued by the concept but I wasn’t sure how it was going to play out. How Excited Am I Now?: 8.75 (this is me trying to be picky). Loved the characters and thought the story played out well Book Jacket:  Seventeen-year-old [...]

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

How Excited Was I About The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater? Well, as I told y’all early on in our blogging, I loved The Scorpio Races, also by Stiefvater. But one thing I loved about that book was that it was a great, complete STAND ALONE novel! Shocking, I know. So old-fashioned these days. Well, [...]

Book Review: Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse

Book Review: Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse

How Excited Was I For Rockoholic by C. J. Skuse? Y’all know I love books about music, bands, or ideally some combination thereof. See raving posts here, here, here… So the short answer to this question is: very. Book Rating: 6. This was a really unique read, but I’ve had more fun with others. Book [...]

Book Review: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Book Review: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

How Excited Was I To Read Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale? This book is the sequel to Princess Academy, which I loved. Kinda goofy name, but a great book. It’s a Newbery Honor book, for crying out loud! Needless to say, QUITE excited! Book Rating: 8. I enjoyed this book, but I have to admit that I [...]

Book Review: The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Book Review: The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

How Excited Was I To Read The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles? 7. Vaguely? Pretty excited? It seemed like a book I should like, even though I was by no means certain that I would. Book Rating: 10! New Yorkers, or those who love the city, get thee to a bookstore! Pronto! And I [...]