Tag: 1.5/5 gavels

Mar 21
{Review} There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz

{Review} There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz

There’s Something About Nik by Sara Hantz is a young adult contemporary romance. It’s about an undercover prince and I have had such great success with the Entangled crush line that I so wanted to love this one. I really really did. But it just didn’t work for me. I’m not really sure why. Sara Hantz did a fine job with the writing, and I wouldn’t be opposed to reading another one of her books, but this plot wasn’t for me. And that is ok. If you think you would love a book about a mysterious guy who is really a prince, you should check out some of the reviews I have linked below. Lot’s of people really enjoyed this book. There’s Something about Nik is the story of Nik and Amber. Nik comes to an american boarding school and he is so clearly hiding a secret. And honestly, I liked Nik for the most part. I hated how everyone treated him. I mean they were all huge jerks and… Read more »

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Jun 19
{Review} Rules of Payne by Elizabeth Lynx

{Review} Rules of Payne by Elizabeth Lynx

Rules of Payne is a new adult or adult (I think it could go either way) romantic comedy. I didn’t really love the cover of the book, but I loved the summary of the book. I am a big fan of rules to follow type books, and office romances, especially in the comedy arena because it normally will lead to some very funny scenes. And I can see where some people would enjoy that aspect of Rules of Payne, but this book really did not work for me. I am sad to say it, but if based on the summary you think it will be a hit for you- I have linked a couple of reviews from people that really Enjoyed Rules of Payne. Rules of Payne is the first book in the Cake Love series. And yes, the main character really liked cake. I really, really wanted to like Morgana. I so did. And Payne- Morgana’s boss. I liked him ok, but my real issue came with Morgana. And… Read more »

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Feb 27
{Review} Dream Girl by SJ Lomas

{Review} Dream Girl by SJ Lomas

Dream Girl by S.J. Lomas Paperback, 258 pages Published November 2013 by Scribe Publishing Source: ecopy for review Age Group: YA Summary: For Christine, dreams have never meant much. Until she meets Gabriel. Everyone thinks Christine should stay away from her new coworker at the library—thanks to his bad reputation—but when her dreams grow more vivid and she becomes entangled in a dangerous dream world with Gabriel every night, she can’t stay away. Soon it’s clear there is far more to dreams than Christine ever imagined, and now she’s on the path to making the biggest, and strangest, decision of her life.     I really liked the premise of this book. The story is split between the dreams and real life. Christine journals about her dreams and when she starts seeing her new co-worker Gabriel in her dreams as well as at work, she knows something strange is going on. I wanted so badly to like this book, but it just didn’t work for me. It was hard for… Read more »

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Oct 31
{Book Review} The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark

{Book Review} The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark

The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark Paperback, 251 pages Published July 30th 2011 by Parker Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Won  Buy this Book:Amazon Summary: Global pandemic is raging. Olivya Wright-Ono’s once loving home has been converted to a hospice for the dying.  Her ability to see auras forces her to witness, with agonizing detail, the vibrant colors of life consumed by malignancy.The beautiful and troubled, Mikah, is an elite Empath in the ancient Kindred clan, led by the brooding, ever-morphing, monster named Prime. Mikah has learned a terrible truth . . . the plague is linked to Kindred origins. When Olivya sees evidence of disease creeping into her mother’s aura, she has no one to turn to but Mikah. Can he unearth the Kindred secrets and find a cure? Can she trust this boy whose power allows him to manipulate her very emotions?With her mother’s life, and that of the world, in the balance, Olivya and Mikah embark on a quest to stop the Pandemic, only to… Read more »

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Jul 18
{Book Review} Retro Geeks by Karen Mueller Bryson

{Book Review} Retro Geeks by Karen Mueller Bryson

Retro Geeks by Karen Mueller BrysonPages: 132Publication Date: March 29, 2012 by CreateSpaceAge Group: Young YASource: Author for Blog TourChallenge(s): Ebook challenge,150+ reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Retro Geeks is a Short on Time Books for Teens, fast-paced and fun novels for readers on the go. Remember when it wasn’t cool to be a geek? That’s so yesterday! Retro Geeks, chronicles the (mis)adventures of two self-proclaimed geek girls, Molly and Ally, as they attempt to land super-hot dates for their senior prom. The 80s obsessed BFFs attempt a variety of date-finding schemes, including spying on the popular girls for the 411 on fitting in, in their quest for top-tier prom dates. This is a “short on time” teen book. And short it is. At under 100 pages it took me only 45 minutes or so to read. But since the characters are two senior girls in high school, I assume that it is still considered a YA book. I was really… Read more »

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