Author Archives: Sierra Davenport

Book Review: Plague World by Dana Fredsti

Plague Town by Dana Fredsti

Finally, a zombie apocalypse series I can get behind! Dana Fredsti’s Ashley Parker trilogy* Plague Town, Plague Nation, and the recently released conclusion Plague World** consist of all the excitement and suspense you wanted in The Walking Dead minus the disappointments. This series is a must read for zombie enthusiasts as Fredsti delivers a gutsy heroine for the ages. Said heroine is Ashley Parker, a twenty-nine-year-old college student who survives a nasty bite from a ... Read More »

Book Review: Horns by Joe Hill

Horns by Joe Hill

Recommended Ages 18+* Horns is devilish good fun, and yes, I’m well aware of how obvious that pun is. But truly, this book is one crafty piece of literature that offers a study in romance, religion, and relationships that is anything but typical. Ig is a pretty normal guy until the love of his life since they were kids turns up dead and everyone suspects him of murdering her. But with no proof to convict ... Read More »

Book Review: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson has become an instant shoe-in for my personal list of top five favorite books that I’ve read this year. This breathtaking story is not afraid – in classic Anderson style – to hit the heavy issues face on while weaving in a beautiful element of hope and survival. The story centers on Hailey, a high school senior who has spent the last several years of her ... Read More »

Book Review: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The pitfalls of adolescence and young summer love come to a head in Lauren Myracle’s latest novel, The Infinite Moment of Us, released earlier this month. But readers beware: while this story gets plenty of action on the love front, it’s not quite all it’s cracked up to be and may leave you feeling a little empty handed. Here’s why… Essentially, the story follows the perspective of two graduating high school seniors falling for one ... Read More »

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

The list of good things I could say about Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss is perhaps never-ending. A story focused almost entirely on young romantic love, it’ll make your toes squirm with giddiness and your heart melt with all those dastardly warm fuzzies. Beware! Anna is perhaps the only teenager on the planet who’s angry about moving to France for her senior year of high school, and it’s not just anywhere in France, ... Read More »

Book Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson delivers again with yet another fun, edgy, and thoroughly enjoyable read. The Name of the Star, the first book in the Shades of London series, will have you diving right in for more! Rory has sort of hit the lottery as much as any high school student can. Her parents are taking some time off from their Louisiana jobs to uproot the family for a year… to London! When Rory enrolls at her ... Read More »

Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

I’ve been waiting for several months now to hit a book that fully captures the spirit and magic of Young Adult Fantasy/Romance. I think Cruel Beauty may be it. It’s delectable, sexy, and passionate, aka everything you want to read in this genre. Here’s why! Nyx’s dad kind of sucks. He’s made a bargain so that Nyx has to marry the prince of their world when she turns 17, a prince who just happens to ... Read More »

Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay is beautiful, romantic, and world shattering. Beware, if you read it, it will totally knock you on your shaking, unsuspecting feet. When I left for LeakyCon Orlando just a few short weeks ago, I had exactly six books in my suitcase to get signed. When I came home, an additional four had made it into my bag. Gayle Forman’s If I Stay was one of them. I’d never read it, but LeakyCon ... Read More »

Book Review: Harry Potter à l’Ecole des Sorciers by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter à l'ecole des sorciers

I’ve had a French copy of the first four Harry Potter books sitting on my shelf for about seven years now and roughly three years ago, I completed the set by adding Books 5 through 7 to the collection. And ever since, slowly collecting dust on the shelf, there they sat. I’ve been studying French since my freshmen year of high school and continued studying it all throughout college and even later when I took ... Read More »

Book Review: Honor & Innocence by Glen Thomas Hierlmeier

Honor & Innocence

Honor & Innocence Against the Tides of War by Glen Thomas Hierlmeier If the History Channel were to make an original movie based on the events of World War II à la Pearl Harbor, you’d have Glen Thomas Hierlmeier’s Honor & Innocence Against the Tides of War. The novel follows Hank, a young American soldier tasked with taking a group of German interns back to Germany shortly in the summer of 1945. Although unhappy to ... Read More »