Genre: Young Adult

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins | Audiobook Review

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “And may the odds be forever in your favor…” I don’t know how to start reviewing this book at all!  I have been putting off reading this book since – well, forever and I regret it!  It was a few years ago when I started reading this book but did not finish it and last Christmas, I actually bought a hardbound set of the Trilogy.  It wasn’t until last week (YES LAST WEEK!) that I decided to try it in audiobook format.  I wasn’t disappointed. Although I had seen the movie before, it hadn’t ruined my reading Hunger […]

• Posted July 14, 2014 • 4 Comments

Evermore by Alyson Noël | Audiobook Review

Evermore by Alyson Noël | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Meh…unbelievable” I don’t know how to start this review at all.  Having said that, I know that I am not going to pick up the sequels – ever (pun intended)!  If you do want to try this out, check out your local library (which I thankfully did) to see if you like it. The story starts off pretty strong.  Ever Bloom (right?!) is the only survivor of a fatal car crash and she moves to Laguna Beach, California to live with her father’s twin sister.  The result of the car crash?  She can see auras and can read […]

• Posted July 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge | Audiobook Review

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Very dark and different” I admit that I had never heard of this book before but when it was recommended at audible as something that I might like, I decided to buy it.  Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  I am a fan of Disney’s version and I love Belle but this book is not it.  It is a classic retelling set in a different place interspersed with Greek mythology (Cupid and Psyche’s story). The place, Arcadia, is cursed, brought about by the selfish prince’s bargain with the Kindly Ones.  Arcadia […]

• Posted July 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson | Audiobook Review

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “A delightful surprise.  Not Disney’s Peter Pan.” I have heard about the book Tiger Lily last year and that it was good.  I didn’t really bother with it since I wasn’t really into reading YA back then.  When I saw the audiobook available at LAPL, I decided to give it a go and listen to it.  I was blown away.  This book was a delightful surprise! This is the first book that I read by Jodi Lynn Anderson and I enjoyed it so much.  It is intelligently written and it is a good retelling of the classic story Peter […]

• Posted June 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

Book VS Movie: The Fault in Our Stars

Book VS Movie: The Fault in Our Stars

My Thoughts I was so excited to see The Fault in Our Stars and I wanted to go The Day Before Our Stars event but I didn’t want to go all by my lonesome.  So I waited until I saw it, still by myself mind you, that Saturday.  I expected to cry buckets through the whole film and brought in tissues (a lot of tissues) to be ready.  Unfortunately, I DID NOT cry buckets at all. The whole film was really good.  It followed closely to the book which was great.  Although there were some minor (or maybe major) scenes that […]

• Posted June 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd | Audiobook Review

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts Her Dark Curiosity is the second book in The Madman’s Daughter series.  The first book is titled The Madman’s Daughter.  The second book takes place in London and is a retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Her Dark Curiosity tells the story of what happens to Juliet Moreau after she leaves her father’s island by herself.  She is rescued by Professor Von Stein, her father’s old friend and he raises her like a daughter.  Unfortunately for Juliet, her father’s treatment for her is failing and she is plagued by […]

• Posted June 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd |  Audiobook Review

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Gripping and creepy.  A perfect combination” The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd is the first book in the Madman’s Daughter series and is a classic retelling of H.G. Wells’ book The Island of Dr. Moreau and tells the story of Juliet Moreau, Dr. Moreau’s daughter.  Although I have not read H.G. Wells’ book, I went to Wikipedia and checked out the plot before listening to the audiobook. Gripping and creepy, The Madman’s Daughter is a story about finding the truth in a web of lies.  Juliet Moreau, the daughter of the disgraced Dr. Moreau, is working as a […]

• Posted June 7, 2014 • 0 Comments