Publisher: HarperTeen

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
Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Violet Lasting is a Surrogate. She lives in a world where blue bloods can no longer produce viable offspring, but before they begin to die out, a doctor discovers a genetic quirk that fortuitously exists most frequently in the lowest caste of their society, a quirk that allows the girls who have it to carry […]

— Posted August 31, 2014 by Jessica / 21 Comments
Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting

Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting

As soon as I read a fellow bloggers review of this on Amazon, I was sold on reading it. She said she couldn’t put it down. Well I couldn’t either. I started it one afternoon and finished it at 6 a.m. the next day after not sleeping. It’s YA but that didn’t even matter, I […]

— Posted May 6, 2014 by Lorna / 38 Comments
Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Review: Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Wow, wow, wowwww! Holy moly that was one amazing read. I’m pretty upset with myself because I have had this book on my NOOK for over a year and I just now read it. So amazing, I literally just finished it like 10 minutes ago and I’m still trying to wrap my mind around its […]

— Posted April 5, 2014 by Stacie / 13 Comments
Sue Reviews: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Sue Reviews: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

This third and final installment to the Unearthly Series is breathtaking. Really. It’s everything a conclusion to a series should be. Cynthia Hand, managed to surprise me many times throughout Boundless. Hand, has certainly solidified herself as an authentic voice in YA because she consistently delivers enjoyable novels and I think she is an amazing […]

— Posted March 14, 2013 by Sue Miller / 3 Comments