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Book Review: Left Behind by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Left-Behind-Book-Cover

Left Behind is an apocalyptic novel that takes place the day of the Rapture as described in the Bible. We follow Rayford Steel, commercial pilot, and Buck Williams, award-winning journalist as they live through the end times. The story opens on a flight—Rayford is the pilot and Buck is a first-class passenger. As Rayford is about to make his move to start an affair with Hattie Durham, a stewardess, many bodies instantly disappear, leaving piles of clothing and jewelry behind in their place... Read More »

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 »

Grieftime by Heather Bulpett

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Grieftime is a dystopian novel set in England at some point in the future. It is based largely around the story of Lyn, a thirty-something widow whose grieftime has been cut short. In this dystopian society, once a woman runs the course of her schooling and years of working she is put into a pool to be selected for marriage. If selected, she has to marry whoever chooses her and she becomes that man’s property. If her husband dies, she is allotted a certain number of weeks of grieftime before being placed back in the pool. She will have to marry up to three times, after that she is allowed out of the pool. 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 »