Publisher: HarperTeen

Review: Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Review: Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

First of all, this book might just have the best first chapter I’ve ever read in my life. Secondly . . . this book is weird. I’m talking The Talented Mr. Ripley weird. And like THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, it’s better that you go into reading BRUISER knowing as little as possible. That being said, […]

— Posted May 19, 2017 by Jessica / 3 Comments
Review: Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima (@jessicadhaluska, @CindaChima, @harperteen)

Review: Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima (@jessicadhaluska, @CindaChima, @harperteen)

First things first—I’ve been asked eleventy billion times where FLAMECASTER falls in the works-of-Chima lineup: it’s a spinoff from her Seven Realms series. You: Should I read Seven Realms before reading FLAMECASTER? Me: That’s a complicated question. Technically, you don’t need to. BUT. I think you should. B/c reasons: 1. It’s my favorite (finished) YA […]

— Posted April 1, 2016 by Jessica / 7 Comments
Review: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers (@jessicadhaluska, @SarahAhiers)

Review: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers (@jessicadhaluska, @SarahAhiers)

In a county that worships a death goddess, nine families of assassins are her chosen disciples. Each family executes (HA!) their religious duty—legal assassination—from their individual territory, all except the Saldana and Da Via families whose territory is shared. Unsurprisingly, these two families are also the top ranked, each of their blades kept sharp by […]

— Posted January 22, 2016 by Jessica / 8 Comments
Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This book didn’t start out terribly. I mean, come on . . . royals with superpowers? And a heroine from amongst the downtrodden servant class? Okay, yes, that does sound kind of familiar, especially considering that said downtrodden heroine is a Red, but beyond that I didn’t feel like there were many similarities. And as […]

— Posted February 20, 2015 by Jessica / 40 Comments
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