Genre: Social Issues

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Posted May 21, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater was nothing like I was expecting. So many people told me I should read this series and I kept being iffy about it. So finally “The Raven King” is coming out so I decided to break down and buy the series. I may only have read the first book so far, but I am glad that I did. Blue Sargent is the daughter of a seer and she lives in a house full of seers but Blue is not one herself. Somehow she is able to amplify the other seers powers and help them […]


The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
Posted April 22, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I am going to do something a little different today with my review of “The Art of Not Breathing” by Sarah Alexander. Usually I would give a brief synopsis and go through the review that way but I want to try a different type of review and just get down to the nitty gritty of it all. This book really makes me go back and forth on the fence or whether or liked it or did not like it. Are you ready for the good and the bad of “The Art of Not Breathing?” I have to say that I […]


Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
Posted April 13, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Tell the Wind and Fire” by Sarah Rees Brennan was a book that I was really looking forward too. I was just really disappointed in how the story played out. I found myself very bored and confused with the story. I love “A Tale of Two Cities,” but I did not find myself loving this book. I didn’t connect to any of the characters in this story. I feel like the idea of this story is great but I don’t think it was executed very well. It was a very difficult book to get through because nothing captured my attention. […]


Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Posted April 10, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“Dreamology” by Lucy Keating is by far my favorite book of 2016 so far. I loved this story. Alice has always dreamed of Max for as long as she could remember. When Alice and her dad move into her grandmother’s old house, she starts a new school and there is where she meets Max. Never would Alice have thought that the boy in her dreams would actually be real. Max is not the same boy that Alice knows. He acts like he doesn’t know her at all so maybe it was all just in her head. “Standing in the doorway […]


You Were Here by Cori McCathy

You Were Here by Cori McCathy
Posted April 2, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I want to start off by saying that “You Were Here” is not a graphic novel. For some reason it has been listed as a graphic novel in several places and it definitely is not a graphic novel. Jaycee has never figured out how to deal with the loss of her older brother Jake. Jake was a daredevil who tempted fate many times with his crazy over the top stunts. When someone dared Jake to do a back flip off some playground equipment, Jake attempted the stunt even though he had been drinking and ended up snapping his neck. Now […]


The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth

The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth
Posted March 1, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“The Killing Jar” by Jennifer Bosworth was just WOW! Let’s start by talking about this beautiful cover. I don’t know a single person that isn’t going to be drawn to such a beautiful cover. I am completely in love with it. I love the lettering and the picture and I think all of it together is fabulous. Moving on.. I really liked this story because I really got to know Kenna, the main character. Kenna has such a complicated background. Her inner monologue is one of the best I’ve read. Bosworth was definitely able to keep my attention. Kenna has […]


The Word for Yes by Claire Needell

The Word for Yes by Claire Needell
Posted February 19, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

“The Word for Yes” by Claire Needell is an important read however I don’t think it was executed as it should have been. This story is about a not stranger rape. Jan, Erika, and Melanie are three sisters that are going through a big change. The girl’s parents are separating, Jan is off to college, Erika and Melanie are trying to figure out how to coexist. See the two of them have never gotten along. Melanie is always a bully to Erika, and it just gets worse when Melanie gets raped at a party. Erika and Jan have no idea […]


Spotlight: The Tragic Age

Spotlight: The Tragic Age
Posted February 16, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

The Paperback edition is on sale February 16, 2016! About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.


Book Review: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Book Review: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Posted February 11, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

This is more than just a book review, this is also a discussion about how a person should treat another person. The Symptoms of Being Human is an eye opener. This story is more than just about whether Riley is a boy or a girl. This story focuses more about how people should be treated and less about what your gender is or what you look like. I think Jeff Garvin brings up a great point in this book about how all people have feelings. I have been that person before wondering whether someone was a boy or a girl […]


Teaser Tuesday: The Word for Yes

Teaser Tuesday: The Word for Yes
Posted February 9, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Teaser Tuesday / 0 Comments

My Teaser: Morris shook his head. “Your mom is great, but she has this weird idea Melanie is about eighteen years old and you’re about ten.” Erika smiled. But she understood why her mom thought like that. Melanie was tough. She was the sort of person you didn’t think needed looking after. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she […]