Posts Categorized: 5 star books

Ultraviolet: review

Ultraviolet: review

Ultravioletby R.J. Anderson Oh! This is so cool.¬† That was my reaction late last night when I finished this book and the feeling hasn’t worn off. It gets a 5 star rating from me, which is only the second one I’ve given to a 2011 book. Ultraviolet¬†is one of those sneaky books that makes you think you’re reading one thing and then all the sudden, whoosh, you’re off on a different adventure. I think many of us who spend a lot of time in the paranormal genre have come to expect a certain story structure from these types of books, but this one has no problem bending all the rules and leaping out to explore other dimensions. Be careful as reviews start to come in, however, because the less you know about this story, the more you’ll enjoy it. The book starts off with a bang: Alison has been institutionalized… Read more »

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Forbidden: review

Forbidden: review

Forbiddenby Tabitha Suzuma This is the story of a boy and a girl who fall in love. Lochan and Maya are best friends who have known each other their entire lives and have helped each other and fiercely loved one another through the many brutally painful experiences of growing up. The thing is, they also happen to be brother and sister, and the unholy mess of the repercussions of their choices looms over this entire story. No one who picks up a book like this can be unaware of the potential pitfalls. It’s all too easy for an author to resort to the tasteless exploitation of sticky sentiment or breathy fumblings that heighten the excitement of a taboo relationship. What you’ll find instead with Forbidden is a book written with stunning insight and incredible compassion, and two characters who will absolutely break your heart. There is very little dialogue in… Read more »

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