Apr 202015
 
Review: The Lair

Ugh. Just ugh. Where I loved the first book in this series due to its portrayal of an autistic character, this book read like a cliched teenaged angtsy relationship. It felt like all Lily and Carter did was whine about their relationship. How loving each other put them both at risk. How they couldn’t act responsibly or logically if they were near each other. And yet neither wanted to be apart. It was just all so overblown. I was most disappointed in the developments of Mel’s character. Being turned into a vampire “cured” her autism, and I found it almost […]

Feb 182015
 
Review: Vengeance Born

Going into this book, I was expecting a classic-style fantasy story with maybe a YA tilt. I was very wrong. This is paranormal romance, with a heavy emphasis on the romance. If I had peeked at the other covers in the series, I probably would have had a better sense of what to expect. As it was, I was caught fairly offguard. The fantasy parts of the story were well developed. There is a sense that everything has been well planned, and a lot of the world building is portrayed without info dumping. I quite enjoyed the unique elements introduced […]

May 062013
 
Review: The Farm

This was an action packed story that still managed to have time for a sweet YA romance. The story is told from alternating viewpoints of Lily, Mel and Carter. The story mostly belongs to Lily, and this is very apparent from the way the viewpoints are used. Carter’s chapters are told in third person while the girls’ are in first person. Mel’s chapters are always less than two pages long, with the extent of her autism affecting every word. The only chapters that cover everything are Lily’s. Overall, the story is quite satisfying and engaging. The twist is fairly easy […]

Oct 112012
 
Review: What Alice Forgot

This is a heart-breaking and thought provoking read. As I was reading it, I couldn’t help wondering not only what my life will be like in 10 years, but also what I would think of myself if I had a glimpse of that future now. I also wondered what my younger self would think of my current life. Not only is the story emotional as Alice recovers, there is a strong mystery element as Alice tries to piece together her current life and figure out how she got there. Gina is a big mystery, a name that everyone mentions in […]