The First by Dylan S. Perry

Rating: 5/5   Genre: YA Fantasy   Recommended Age: 13+ (some mature scenes)   Favorite Quote:“Were they really so insignificant to the men around them that their absence could go unnoticed for so long?”   Naseby, England.Baroness Margaret Elizabeth De Meaux knows exactly where she fits in the hierarchy of society, of her family, and … Continue reading The First by Dylan S. Perry

No Plain Rebel by M.C. Frank

Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Dystopian/Fantasy Recommended Age: 16+ (very mature and depressing scenes. Some triggering scenes.) Favorite Quote: “Power will always pollute things.” BOOK 2 in the NO ORDINARY STAR series A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He … Continue reading No Plain Rebel by M.C. Frank

The Second Time Around by Mary Higgins Clark

Rating: 3/5   Genre: Mystery/Thriller   Recommended Age: 13+ (some language. I think these books are meant for an adult audience but I don’t remember there being anything too strong for a younger reader in my listen through of this book)   Favorite Quote: “It's funny how, even long after you've accepted the grief of … Continue reading The Second Time Around by Mary Higgins Clark

ARC August!

Hi everyone! I'm planning to participate in ARC August, which is hosted by Read Sleep Repeat! What's ARC August you ask? It's a month devoted to knocking off some of those ARCs you've accumulated over the year, and I'm definitely guilty of having a huge ARC list. So I decided to tackle my NetGalley list … Continue reading ARC August!

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Rating: 5/5   Genre: Dystopian/Sci-Fi   Recommended Age:  13+ (censored language, sexual innuendos, and death and gore… lots and lots of it)   Favorite Quote: “Am I Not Merciful?”   This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is … Continue reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Along Came A Spider by James Patterson

Rating: 4.5/5   Genre: Mystery   Recommended Age: 18+ (language, mature scenes, gore, children’s death, etc.)   Favorite Quote: “The doors of every house have a unique sound when they open and close.”   Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son … Continue reading Along Came A Spider by James Patterson

The Last Star by Rick Yancy

Rating: 2.5/5   Genre: Dystopian/ Sci-Fi   Recommended Age: 16+ (language, mature scenes, gore, children’s death, etc.)   Favorite Quote: “’He’s no different from us, Sam,’ I tell him. ‘None of this will end until somebody decides to put down the guns.’”   The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They’re down here, they’re … Continue reading The Last Star by Rick Yancy

Emily Knight I Am by A. Bello

Rating: 4/5   Genre: Junior Fantasy   Recommended Age: 13+ (some mature scenes)   Favorite Quote: “She understood if she wanted to live, this was a war she had to be ready for.”   How does it feel to be different and misunderstood? And who cares? Emily Knight is young and famous, self-aware and intelligent. … Continue reading Emily Knight I Am by A. Bello