Tag: harperteen

Book Review: Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

Book Review: Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

So much about my reading experience with Epic Fail is an epic fail, indeed: I was going to buddy read it with Christina – but wound up reading it weeks ahead of her; I didn’t write a review right away; and mere weeks after the fact, when Christina did finally read it, I couldn’t remember a single bit so we couldn’t really discuss it at all. As such, this review will not be my best. But! I’m happy to say that Epic Fail itself is NOT an epic fail, and I still quite enjoyed it. So Epic Fail is a contemporary retelling of Pride and […]

Posted August 10, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

ARC Book Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

When I first saw The Art of Lainey pop up on Edelweiss, I thought it sounded good and cute, but I wasn’t immediately sold. I put it in the back of my head to check out later. THANKFULLY, the author kept me from making the grievous mistake of passing up on the chance to read this early. She emailed me, asking me to review it, saying that she thought I would like it based on books I had loved, like Meant to Be. Oh man. She’s good. She got me right then and there. And she was not wrong. I loved Meant to Be and […]

Posted May 7, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

ARC Book Review: Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

I’ve put off writing this review for almost a month. I just didn’t want to put my rage pants on, but now, with the release approaching, I must do it. I must finally open up and be honest about all the different ways that this book infuriated me. So get a drink and a snack, strap yourself in, because we’ll be here a while. Let me start this off with a quiz: 1. Are you a fan of Europe? Traveling? Exploring different cultures? 2. Are you opposed to instalove? 3. Does stalker behavior creep you out at all? 4. Do you feel like parents should […]

Posted April 30, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 26 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

ARC Book Review: Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

As a fan of all things timey-wimey, when I spotted Sleep No More being advertised as a thriller with a “change the future” kind of aspect, I was immediately intrigued. I’ll be the first to admit that I had not heard many great things about Aprilynne Pike’s writing, but I thought I might as well give it a shot – because maybe this story could convince me. While I was absorbed by the creeptastic story, the ending was a disaster, and without the illusion of suspense I realized… I didn’t like this book very much. So in Sleep No More, our main character, Charlotte, is […]

Posted April 25, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

ARC Book Review: Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

I thought this book would take a firm stance on the need for privacy and the need to let teenagers make their own mistakes and carry out their own voices. The story did begin that way, and that is what the synopsis and book trailer promised me. But it sadly deviated quite quickly and took a totally different stance. Imogene is not a gifted blogger. When she starts her blog, trying to make a statement against her mother’s overbearing behavior, she posts tiny entries of anecdotes that are specific to her mother and reek of spite. After only two entries like this, she completely gives […]

Posted April 21, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

ARC Book Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

Oh my gosh, you guys. Kasie West does it again. Let it be known right know that she is my author soul mate – I absolutely love every single book she’s put out so far. On the Fence is the perfect fluffy summer romance that will lift your mood and put a smile on your face.

Posted March 17, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Book Review: Split Second by Kasie West

Book Review: Split Second by Kasie West

Kasie West does it again! Oh my god, guys, I am so happy. I want to dance around and throw confetti in the air, because obviously I’ve officially found my author soul mate. This is Kasie’s third book, and just like the other two, it gets 5 stars from me. I mean, there’s auto-buy authors, and then there’s please-can-I-stalk-you-and-maybe-marry-you authors, and that’s kind of what Kasie West is becoming to me. *cough* Okay. Calm down, Debby. Cool it.

Posted March 3, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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