Geekerella will be my first gushing review of the 2017 year. If you consider yourself part of “geek life,” have a fandom you are particularly attached to, or just fancy yourself a big ol’ nerd that loves Young Adult fiction, this is the book for you. Geekerella is equal parts sugary sweet, endearing, and an out of this world perfect read.
In a never-ending search for the next fabulous Young Adult fantasy to read I exuberantly accepted Frostblood, debut author, Elly Blake's first in series. The story had the look and feel of exactly what I like. As a huge fan of Sarah Maas's series, and books like Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Frostblood had a lot to live up to, and while not a contender for best in the genre, it was a good book. I recommend it to fans of the genre. You won't be disappointed.read more
‘I Am Princess X’ by Cherie Priest was an original young adult mystery that engaged me instantly and kept me guessing the entire time. I found the writing style to be a little more juvenile than other YAs in the genre, but I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Priest’s novels. ‘I Am Princess X’ is a novel mixed with a comic that meshes with the story, instead of illustrating the...read more
The first in a new Young Adult Fantasy Series, "The Sin Eater's Daughter" by Melinda Salisbury is a book that had me intrigued from the cover and the synopsis. It was one of those books I picked up and put down, and picked up and put down - and then finally took the plunge and read. I actually thought it was more middle grade - but this one is definitely in the MATURE Young Adult category. The novel has a quick start, and it plunges you deep into a fantasy world and sets up a dark and dastardly plot that will have your head spinning. Then leaves you hanging in the end...read more
The Stars Never Rise (The Stars Never Rise #1) Rachel Vincent Rachel Vincent always impresses me with her imagination. The world this author creates are brilliant. Her way with words and the rich world building never fail to paint a breathtaking and fantastical story. Vincent is definitely a must read author. Her new series THE STARS NEVER RISE was no different. Scary and exciting, this Young Adult dystopian had me on the edge of my seat.read more
PJV Quickie: Claudia Gray’s latest novel, A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU, was a genre bending scifi masterpiece. Gray introduced original and creative ideas all within a captivating voice that had me flipping the pages in anticipation of what will happen next.A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU is a must read. Review: Marguerite, an artist on her way to her college dreams has lived an interesting life with two...read more
PJV Quickie: The Ilona Andrews power team does it again with BURN FOR ME. Don’t let the cheesy cover turn you off! BURN FOR ME is a crazy good read, with an intense plot, wrapped around a crazy new dystopian world and a potential romance that will have your toes curling! A must read and a PJV Fave for 2014. I received this book for free from Amazon Vine in exchange for an honest review....read more
PJV Quickie: THE TAKING by Kimberly Derting was a very intriguing start to a new series by this fabulous author. Derting has a creepy style that I enjoy, but she held it in check with The Taking, playing on suspense and mystery more then horror. It went over well and I find myself highly anticipating the next book in the series. REVIEW: One moment Kyra is on the road screaming at her father over...read more