Friday, February 28, 2014

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King
Title: The Iron King
Series: The Iron Fey #1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: February 1, 2010
Genre/Age Group: Paranormal, Young Adult
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Page Count: 363 pages
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home. 

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. 

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart

(Review under the cut)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Title: The Distance Between Us
Author: Kasie West
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Genre/Age Group: Contemporary, Young Adult
Page Count: 320 pages
Rating: 3/5 stars

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

(Review under the cut)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry


The Top 10 Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where each week you post your top ten best, worst, etc. This week's topic is top ten world I'd never want to live in or top ten books that will make you cry.