Category: Young Adult

Book Review: Dear Cassie By Lisa Burstein

Book Review: Dear Cassie By Lisa Burstein
Posted March 8, 2013 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

What if the last place you should fall in love is the first place that you do? You’d think getting sent to Turning Pines Wilderness Camp for a month-long rehabilitation “retreat” and being forced to re-live it in this journal would be the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. You’d be wrong. There’s the reason I was sent to Turning Pines in the first place: I got arrested. On prom night. With my two best friends, who I haven’t talked to since and probably never will again. And then there’s the real reason I was sent here. The thing […]


Book Review: Pretty Girl -13 by Liz Coley

Book Review: Pretty Girl -13 by Liz Coley
Posted February 26, 2013 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Reminiscent of the Elizabeth Smart case, Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing and powerful psychological mystery about a girl who must piece together the story of her kidnapping and captivity. Angie Chapman was thirteen years old when she ventured into the woods alone on a Girl Scouts camping trip. Now she’s returned home…only to find that it’s three years later and she’s sixteen-or at least that’s what everyone tells her. What happened to the past three years of her life? Angie doesn’t know. But there are people who do—people who could tell Angie every detail of her forgotten time, if only they […]


Book Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows

Book Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows
Posted February 22, 2013 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

DARKSOULS Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place. SHADOWS Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves. LOVE Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live […]


Book Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Book Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Posted February 16, 2013 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

New soul Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why. No soul Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana […]


Book Review: Manipulating the List by K.B. Lever

Book Review: Manipulating the List by K.B. Lever
Posted January 31, 2013 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Katherine Sheppard is the exception to the rule. That is, as long as she continues to run from the law; murder innocent people; and manipulate the Collector’s List… Shouldn’t be hard, right? Since the tender age of six, Katherine has always loved to hear Jonathan’s nightly stories about tracking, stalking, and collecting his victims. She’s even had the privilege of watching souls transition into the afterlife, led by the hand of the Collector to their paths where angels or demons escort them home. It has been an unwavering friendship that has flourished for sixteen years. That is, until an unexplainable […]


Book Review: Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein

Book Review: Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein
Posted January 14, 2013 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when the girls get stood up for prom and take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spandex — Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Even worse, with Lila and Cassie prenatally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing — like she is nothing.Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different […]


Book Review: Destined by Aprilynne Pike

Book Review: Destined by Aprilynne Pike
Posted December 30, 2012 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Tamani looked at her gravely, and reached up to tuck her hair behind her ear. He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. He didn’t kiss her, just held her face close to his, their foreheads resting together, their noses almost touching. She hated how much it felt like good-bye. Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful–and deadly–of all, and Klea plans to use her to help conquer and destroy Avalon. But Klea’s reach extends far beyond one wild Winter faerie. With Tamani, […]


Book Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Posted December 28, 2012 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Perfect for the fans of “Shatter Me” who are desperately awaiting the release of “Unravel Me,” this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45. In Tahereh Mafi’s “Shatter Me”, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in “Destroy Me,” Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . . Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his […]


Book Review: Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi
Posted December 28, 2012 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. […]


Book Review: The Turning by Francine Prose

Book Review:  The Turning by Francine Prose
Posted December 8, 2012 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I was very excited when I got this book because it is my very first uncorrected proof. Thank you so much Epic Reads. I started reading “The Turning” right away. What I didn’t count on, is with starting school up, this book was going to take forever for me to read and that was mainly because I didn’t have the time, not because I didn’t like the book. Here is my very first uncorrected proof review. I hope you enjoy. Stars: Three Jack is babysitting for the summer on an isolated island with no Wi-Fi, no cell service, and no […]