Posts Categorized: 4.5 star books

Fury: review

Fury: review

Furyby Shirley Marr This book defies every just about every red flag that pops up in YA literature. Are you cautious when trying out a brand new author? Do you sometimes wince when girls behave in classic “mean girl” fashion towards each other? Do you get sick of brand names being dropped into casual conversation? Well, you’ll find all of that and more in Shirley Marr’s debut novel. And the funny thing is, because it’s in the hands of a gifted author, it all works. Beautifully. Within minutes of meeting Eliza Boans, you quickly realize that she’s a spoiled, murderous brat. She’s a privileged teenager living in the exclusive community of East Rivermoor, and she’s just confessed to a heinous crime in an interrogation room–but exhibits not a single shred of remorse. She’s far more concerned about returning to her pampered life in which she rules the roost of girls… Read more »

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Unearthly: review

Unearthly: review

Unearthly¬† by Cynthia Hand Finally, a well-written angel series! This book is a welcome relief for any reader who has been disappointed in the many other teen angel books currently cluttering shelves. Many books in this genre focus on fallen angels/bad boys who like to taunt pretty girls, but who of course end up getting “saved” themselves by love. Cliche after cliche abound in most angel books…but not in this one. This is an original and extraordinarily self-assured story from an author to watch. Clara is just beginning to learn what she can do as an angel on earth, and is trying her best to understand the boy she is meant to help. She and her family, including her mother and brother, move from California to Wyoming so that she can fulfill the mission that comes to her in her dreams–to save the life of a boy she now finds… Read more »

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