Deception (The Benson Brothers Book 3) by G.L. Snodgrass

There is a pecking order in high school. And girls like me, plain girls, from poor families, rested at the bottom. We either became quirky and interesting. Or we disappeared into the background. I had chosen the later. It was easier that way. When Rebecca was offered a prestigious letter of recommendation for college toContinue reading “Deception (The Benson Brothers Book 3) by G.L. Snodgrass”

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

“I know, ain’t evils in no life nor cruelties in no red hell can change the vally heart of Ice Cream Star.” Sandra Newman’s novel The Country Of Ice Cream Star is going to cause some fights, cause some clamour among the finger-wagging ranks of the sensitive literati. People who care about books (and whoContinue reading “The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman”

Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Months ago, Ciere would have cast her illusion outward, like throwing a sheet over a table. It would cover everything, but the pain was debilitating. Now, after months of careful practice, Ciere reaches out and  imagines the world the way she wants it. She visualizes the frozen white fields, the twist in the road around a clump of trees—the trees that make a perfect place toContinue reading “Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones”

Rebel Mechanics – Shanna Swendson Book Review

If you love Steampunk and YA books, you’ll hit the jackpot with this book! Yeah, Rebel Mechanics got published as YA because the fantasy publishers thought it was “too romancey.” But it wasn’t a romance, and there were young characters and coming-of-age themes, so I tried YA and it sold. — Shanna Swendson (@ShannaSwendson)Continue reading “Rebel Mechanics – Shanna Swendson Book Review”

Shooting Stars 05 Falling Stars – V. C. Andrews Book Review

I truly was crossing from one world over to other. The bright day made the skyscrapers sparkle. Their windows like precious jewels catching the sunlight. Wasn’t this a good omen? I thought. Please, dear God, let it be. This is the fifth book in the instalment and it’s all about Madame Senetsky’s dance school. FourContinue reading “Shooting Stars 05 Falling Stars – V. C. Andrews Book Review”

Stephen King * Carrie

Carrie stood among [the girls] stolidly, a frog among swans. She was a chunky girl with pimples on her neck and back and buttocks, her wet hair completely without color. Imagine you were an ugly duckling in school and your mom was a religious fanatic who thought that pregnancies were the direct result of sexContinue reading “Stephen King * Carrie”

Grotesque * Natsuo Kirino

This is the story of a diary. The sister who reads it is still alive and the sister who wrote it has been murdered on the back-alleys of Tokyo while living the life of a prostitute. Embark in a thrilling ride to find who the killer was and how you can slide to the darkestContinue reading “Grotesque * Natsuo Kirino”