Dec 292014
 
Review: Beastly

I love the Disney Beauty and the Beast movie. So when I got a copy of Beastly, a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I was excited to see how it stood up, because I honestly haven’t read many fairy tale retellings. I was pleasantly surprised. This was a fun and light hearted story. It follows the classic storyline, but with a contemporary YA, set in New York City, twist. There is nothing earth shattering in this book, but it does make a quick and heartwarming weekend read. I enjoyed the complete transformation, including name, that Kyle did, and how he […]

Jun 242014
 
Review: Fallen Angel

This book felt like one big YA paranormal cliche. Ellie is a loner until she meets Michael, who is the hot new guy at school. He has a secret that Ellie shares too. Ellie’s parents know something, but they’re keeping it from Ellie “for her own good”, and now their refusal to share puts Ellie in danger with a big bad guy after her. And so on. I almost felt like I didn’t need to read to the end to know what happens. But I did read the whole book, if only because it was short and moved quickly. By […]

May 162014
 
Genevieve Reviews: House of Ivy & Sorrow

House of Ivy and Sorrow starts off with a line about an old witch who lives under the bridge of a freeway who can foresee your death for a lock of hair and make someone love you for the small price of a pinkie finger, and it just gets more and more engrossing from there. The book has its own personality and style, which made it easy to get caught up in the story. Jo, the main character, has a funny, quirky voice and I really liked being in her head, which was a big plus since the book’s in […]