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Book Review: THE SECRET YEAR by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Book Review: THE SECRET YEAR by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Posted February 23, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

THE SECRET YEAR by Jennifer R. Hubbard Release date: December 23, 2010 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publisher: Speak Pages: 192 Colt and Julia were secretly together for a year, and no one ever knew, not even Julia’s boyfriend. Why would they-they were from two different crowds. Julia lived in her country club world and Colt . . . didn’t. Then Julia dies in a car accident. Colt is devastated but can’t mourn openly, and he’s tormented that he may have played a part in her death. And when Julia’s journal ends up in his hands, he is forced to relive their year together-just when he is trying to forget. The problem is, how do you get over someone who […]

Book Review: WHEN by Victoria Laurie

Book Review: WHEN by Victoria Laurie

Posted January 7, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 3 Comments

WHEN by Victoria Laurie Release date: January 13, 2015 Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: 336 Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father’s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one. Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client’s young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the […]

Book Review: SOME BOYS by Patty Blount

Book Review: SOME BOYS by Patty Blount

Posted October 29, 2014 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

SOME BOYS by Patty Blount Release date: August 5, 2014 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Pages: 339 Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole. When Grace meets Ian she’s afraid. Afraid he’ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But…Ian doesn’t. He’s funny and kind with secrets of his own. But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love? A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view […]

Book Review: WE WERE LIARS by e. lockhart

Book Review: WE WERE LIARS by e. lockhart

Posted July 3, 2014 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

WE WERE LIARS by e. lockhart Release date: May 13, 2014 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publisher: Delacorte Press Pages: 240 Source: NetGalley A beautiful and distinguished family.A private island.A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.A revolution. An accident. A secret.Lies upon lies.True love.The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it.And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. Fictitious Delicious Rating: 3 I keep waiting to write this review, because I feel like I’ll wake up one morning and realize that I love it as much as everyone else on this little planet of […]

Book Review: ANYTHING TO HAVE YOU by Paige Harbison

Book Review: ANYTHING TO HAVE YOU by Paige Harbison

Posted January 22, 2014 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

  Release date: January 28, 2014 Format: ARC Publisher: Harlequin Teen Source: NetGalley Nothing should come between best friends, not even boys. ESPECIALLY not boys. Natalie and Brooke have had each other’s backs forever. Natalie is the quiet one, college bound and happy to stay home and watch old movies. Brooke is the movie—the life of every party, the girl everyone wants to be. Then it happens—one crazy night that Natalie can’t remember and Brooke’s boyfriend, Aiden, can’t forget. Suddenly there’s a question mark in Natalie and Brooke’s friendship that tests everything they thought they knew about each other and has both girls discovering what true friendship really means. Fictitious Delicious Rating: 3   I know many […]

Book Review: CODE TALKER by Joseph Bruchac

Book Review: CODE TALKER by Joseph Bruchac

Posted December 18, 2013 by LivTommo in book review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Author: Joseph Bruchac Release date: July 6, 2006 Format: Paperback Publisher: Speak Source: School Library After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue. Fictitious Delicious Rating: 3 I like history. I really, really do. I love learning about the wars, the Indians, explorers, civilizations. This is why I decided to pick up the book, Code Talker, to read for book club with a friend of mine. It sounded intriguing, and so it began, the journey of reading this historical fiction. Now I don’t know about her, but […]

Book Review: RED HILL by Jamie McGuire

Book Review: RED HILL by Jamie McGuire

Posted December 12, 2013 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Release date: October 1, 2013 Format: Audio book Publisher: Simon & Schuster Source: Publisher When the world ends, can love survive? For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals. When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately […]

Book Review: BREAKING NOVA by Jessica Sorensen

Book Review: BREAKING NOVA by Jessica Sorensen

Posted December 11, 2013 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Release date: September 3, 2013 Format: ARC Publisher: Forever Source: NetGalley Nova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she’s getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next . . . until she meets Quinton Carter. His intense, honey brown eyes instantly draw her in, and he looks just about as broken as she feels inside. Quinton once got a second chance at life-but he doesn’t want it. The tattoos on his chest are […]

Book Review: COMMENCEMENT by Paige Cuccaro

Book Review: COMMENCEMENT by Paige Cuccaro

Posted January 14, 2013 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Commencement by Paige Cuccaro Release Date:  September 27, 2012 Publisher:  Entangled Flirts Format: pdf Source: Publisher Get it: Amazon,  B&N and don’t forget your local library! Hell hath no fury like a woman’s scorn for frat guys… Emma Jane Hellsbane knows something evil is worming its way through her college campus—she can feel it. Literally. Her freakish ability to feel other people’s emotions as though they were her own has always been monumentally awkward, and it’s easier for her to just pretend it doesn’t exist. But this time her paranormal ability just might help her save lives. Emma Jane’s fairly certain that whatever the hateful, egomaniacal, Godlike thing is, it’s set up shop inside her boyfriend, the frat boy/soccer […]

Book Review: SPELL BOUND by Rachel Hawkins

Book Review: SPELL BOUND by Rachel Hawkins

Posted April 9, 2012 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

SPELL BOUND (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins Release Date:  March 13, 2012 Publisher: Hyperion Format: Hardcover Source: Personal Collection Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted. Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war […]