Category Archives: Young Adult

Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren

TJ Burns — April 4, 2017 I loved this book right from the start — the quick foreshadowing of the events to come pulled me right in and didn’t let me go, as questions upon questions accumulated, straight through until … Continue reading

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Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern

TJ Burns — March 2017 Perfect was a fantastic read! Everything I hope for in a book and more! Suspense, mystery, unexpected twists and turns, thought-provoking content, intelligent (and at time witty) dialogue, interesting/intriguing characters who experience character growth, and … Continue reading

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The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity 0) by Elizabeth Wein

TJ Burns — March 11th, 2017 The characters in The Pearl Thief are so vivid and each is unique! I really feel that I know them. The writing is amazing! …and the mystery! I couldn’t stop reading. Julie is a … Continue reading

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Freeks by Amanda Hocking

TJ Burns — February 20, 2017 Freeks was exciting and enjoyable! It starts out colorful and mysterious, and then takes a dark turn. The story moved along so fast — the action pulled me in and wouldn’t let me get … Continue reading

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The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

TJ Burns — January 23, 2017 Well, huh. I have to say, in a weird way, I really enjoyed this book. I was frustrated to no end at the stupidity of some of the characters’ choices, especially Billy’s. But because … Continue reading

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Alterations by Stephanie Scott

TJ Burns — December 2016 Alterations is an entertaining and refreshing new take on the age-old “Sabrina” story. In the original Sabrina story, Sabrina goes off to learn how to “be a lady” — I like much more the idea … Continue reading

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Unblemished by Sara Ella

  TJ Burns — October 25, 2016 I found Unblemished gripping right from the start! Exciting and mysterious. I loved the writing style! I was very impressed with all the music metaphors… colorful! I also liked the switchbacks between memories … Continue reading

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Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow #1) by Danielle Paige

TJ Burns — October 2016 Stealing Snow pulled me right in and had me asking question upon question right from the start! Then the story gets even more exciting and the questions continue to pile up. After a bit of … Continue reading

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Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

TJ Burns – November 1, 2016 Fantastico! Brava! Bravo! Encore! Zugaben! …and all that good stuff! Quirky, interesting characters! Emma, Stanley, Lulu, Josh, Brandon, Cooke, Wick, Haddock, and the bard himself — this was definitely a character driven story. Emma … Continue reading

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Fate of Flames (Effigies, #1) by Sarah Raughley

TJ Burns — November 13, 2016 Exciting! Mega-exciting! The action pulled me right in and wouldn’t let me go. (I immediately wanted to know what an Effigie is and how can I become one 😉 ). The characters were diverse … Continue reading

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