Hushed by Kelley York

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Hushed by Kelley York

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this book since I finished reading it. It has twisted my insides up (in the way a good book should) and I have to say I find myself quite conflicted about the story and how I feel about it. Hushed is the story of two life-long friends Archer and Vivian and their complicated, ofttimes tragic, past. The two of them have what […]

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

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Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Wow. This is my first Brenna Yovanoff book. I will definitely be reading the rest of her books based on the strength of Paper Valentine. The writing was excellent and I really loved the story and the main characters. Paper Valentine is a story about loss first and foremost. The main character Hannah has recently lost her best friend Lillian, who essentially starved herself to death. Hannah is not really […]

The Shattering by Karen Healey

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The Shattering by Karen Healey

Karen Healey’s The Shattering was a gripping paranormal thriller that I just could not put down. The story was involving and the characters very authentic and relatable. The novel focuses on three characters: Keri, Janna and Sione. These three teens have something terrible in common – their elder brothers all committed suicide. Keri’s brother is the latest victim. After his death, Janna comes to Keri with the notion that it […]

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

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Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Bittersweet is the first Sarah Ockler book I have read and I really enjoyed it, though it was to me equal parts sweet and bitter (just like the title suggests!). Bittersweet is the story of a girl called Hudson Avery, dubbed the ‘Cupcake Queen’ of her town Watonka. Hudson had the chance to be a champion ice skater several years ago but she deliberately blew the competition after learning just […]

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

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Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

I am seriously in love with this book. I think it is one of the best ya novels I have ever read (and I have read and loved a lot). At first you could be mistaken for thinking it is just a run-of-the-mill piece of travel fiction but it is so much more than that. The tone itself was filled with wonder and excitement and the locations practically jumped of […]