Books Reviews

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I started this blog in September 2013 as a writing blog, but as of July 2014 it made the transition to a book blog.

Review Policy – Want me to review your novel? This is everything you need to know.

Rating Guide – My 5-star review system explained.

My Favourite Series – A run-down of some of my all-time favourites!

Testimonials:

Love all of your reviews. Simple and straight-forward. — Nicole @ The Whispering Pen

Good strong review Jodie, you call it as you feel it and as a reviewer that is vital. — Laurie

My Reviews:

Ainsworth, Eve
—- 7 Days | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Albertalli, Becky
—- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda | YA, Contemporary | 5 stars

August, Noelle
—- Boomerang | NA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Aveyard, Victoria
—- Red Queen | YA, Dystopia | 2 stars

Bennett, Jenn
—- Night Owls | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Benway, Robin
—- Emmy & Oliver | YA, Contemporary | 4 stars

Black, Holly
—- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown | YA, Urban Fantasy | 1.5 stars

Buick, Nikki
—- Sandy Feet | YA, Contemporary | 2 stars

Cass, Kiera
—- The Heir, Book Four in The Selection series | YA, Dystopian | 3 stars

Clayton, Alice
—- Wallbanger | Chick Lit, Romance | 3 stars

Condie, Ally
—- Atlantia | YA, Fantasy | 1.5 stars

Cremer, Andrea
—- Nightshade, Book One in the Nightshade series | YA, Urban Fantasy | 4 stars
—- Wolfsbane, Book Two in the Nightshade series | YA, Urban Fantasy | 2 stars
—- Bloodrose, Book Three in the Nightshade series | YA, Urban Fantasy | 3 stars

Dessen, Sarah
—- Saint Anything | YA, Contemporary | 5 stars

Destiny. A
—- Puppy Love | YA Contemporary | 2.5 stars

Doller, Trish
—- Where The Stars Still Shine | YA, Contemporary | 4 stars

Duggan, CJ
—- Paradise City | NA, Contemporary | 4.5 stars
—- The Boys of Summer, Book One in the Boys of Summer series | NA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Elkeles, Simone
—- Better Than Perfect | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars
—- Wild Crush | YA, Contemporary | 2 stars

Erickson, Megan
—- Make It Count | NA, Contemporary | 2 stars

Ferris, Fleur
—- Risk | YA, Crime | 4 stars

Fitzpatrick, Becca
—- Black Ice | YA, Mystery | 2 stars

Forman, Gayle
—- I Was Here | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Glines, Abbi
—- Fallen Too Far | NA, Contemporary | 4 stars

Gray, Claudia
—- A Thousand Pieces of You | YA, Science Fiction | 2 stars

Hall, Sandy
—- A Little Something Different | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Holloway, Elizabeth
—- Call Me Grim | YA, Urban Fantasy | 3 stars

Hoover, Colleen
—- Maybe Someday | NA, Contemporary | 2.5 stars

Jordan, Sophie
—- Foreplay, Book One in the Ivy Chronicles | NA, Contemporary | 5 stars
—- Wild, Book Three in the Ivy Chronicles | NA, Contemporary | 4 stars

Kagawa, Julie
—- Talon | YA, Urban Fantasy | 4 stars

Keplinger, Kody
—- Lying Out Loud | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Ketner, Abi
—- Branded, Book One in the Sinners series | YA, Dystopian | 2 stars

Lauren, Christina
—- Dirty Filthy Boy, Book One in the Wild Seasons series |NA, Contemporary | 3 stars
—- Dirty Rowdy Thing, Book Two in the Wild Seasons series | NA, Contemporary | 4 stars
—- Sublime | YA, Fantasy | 2 stars

Maas, Sarah J
—- Throne of Glass, Book One in the Throne of Glass series | YA, Fantasy | 5 stars
—- Crown of Midnight, Book Two in the Throne of Glass series | YA, Contemporary | 5 stars
—- Heir of Fire, Book Three in the Throne of Glass series | YA, Fantasy | 4 stars
—- Queen of Shadows, Book Four in the Throne of Glass series | YA, Fantasy | 5 stars

Mansell, Jill
—- Thee Amazing Things About You | Chick Lit, Romance | 3.5 stars

McCaffrey, Kate
—- Crashing Down | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

McGuire, Jamie
—- Beautiful Oblivion | NA, Contemporary | 2.5 stars

Metcalf, Dawn
—- Indelible, Book One in the Twixt series | YA, Paranormal | 2.5 stars

Miranda, Megan
—- Soulprint | YA, Science Fiction | 4 stars

Mummert, Teresa
—- White Trash Beautiful, Book One in the White Trash trilogy | NA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Murphy, Julie
—- Dumplin | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Nazer, Mende
—- Slave | Memoir | 3.5 stars

Ngan, Natasha
—- The Memory Keepers | YA, Science Fiction | 3 stars

Nicholas, Beck
—- Fake | YA, Contemporary | 2.5 stars

Niven, Jennifer
—- All the Bright Places | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

O’Neill, Louise
—- Asking For It | YA, Contemporary | 5 stars

Oseman, Alice
—- Solitaire | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Paul, Fiona
—- Venom, Book One in The Secrets of the Eternal Rose series | YA, Fantasy | 2.5 stars

Perkins, Stephanie
—- Anna and the French Kiss | YA, Contemporary | 5 stars
—- Lola and the Boy Next Door | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars
—- Isla and the Happily Ever After | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Portes, Andrea
—- Anatomy of a Misfit | YA, Contemporary | 2.5 stars

Raasch, Sara
—- Snow Like Ashes | YA, Fantasy | 1 star

Rabb, Margo
—- Kissing in America | YA, Contemporary | 2 stars

Riley, Lia
—- Upside Down | NA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Rutkoski, Marie
—- Curse, Book One in the Winners Trilogy | YA, Fantasy | 2 stars

Sanghani, Radhika
—- Virgin | NA, Contemporary | 3.5 stars

Scott, Kylie
—- Lick, Book 1 in the Stage Dive series | NA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Sheridan, Mia
—- Archer’s Voice | NA, Contemporary | 4 stars

Smale, Holly
—- Geek Girl | YA, Contemporary | 1 stars

Smith, Jennifer. E
—- Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Thomas, Mia
—- Because You’ll Never Meet Me | YA, Science Fiction | 2 stars

Todd, Anna
—- After, Book One in the After series | NA, Contemporary | 4 stars
—- After We Collided, Book Two in the After series | NA, Contemporary | 2 stars

Touchell, Dianne
—- A Small Madness | YA, Contemporary | 3 stars

Vries, Maggie de
—- Rabbie Ears | YA, Contemporary | 4.5 stars

Wallach, Tommy
—- We All Looked Up | YA, Science Fiction | 2 stars

Wolitzer, Meg
—- Belzhar | YA, Fantasy | 3 stars

Wood, Karen
—- Under The Flame Tree | YA, Contemporary | 2 stars

Yoon, Nicole
—- Everything, Everything | YA, Contemporary | 4 stars

Young, Suzanne
—- The Remedy | NA, Science Fiction | 3 stars

Zadoff, Allen
—- Boy Nobody | YA, Crime | 3.5 stars

Zorn, Claire
—- The Protected | YA, Contemporary | 5 stars
—- The Sky So Heavy | YA, Apocalypse | 3 stars

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