Book Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel by Amy Ewing (The Jewel #1) Read and Reviewed by Kristen Harvey “Hope is a precious thing, isn’t it,” she says. “And yet, we don’t really appreciate it until it’s gone.” The Jewel is yet another new dystopian teen romancey novel with a really pretty cover. My first thought was oooooh it looks like "the Selection".... Continue Reading →


Book Review: Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard (Steel Scars - Red Queen #0.2 /// Queen Song - Red Queen #0.1) Read and Reviewed by Kristen Harvey "We all have scars and ghosts of our own."   This short little collection of Aveyard's Red Queen novellas was a breeze to read and were very enjoyable. The first, Queen Song, follows Corianne; Cal's mother's... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #2) Read and Reviewed by Kristen Harvey "Anyone, anything, can betray anyone. Even your own heart." (See my review of Red Queen here ). (I am in LOVE with this cover. It took me forever to see the silverblood on there too). Glass Sword picks up as Mare, Cal, Farley, and Shade (Mare's thought-to-be-dead... Continue Reading →

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites by Marie Lu Read and Reviewed by Kristen Curry YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults: 2015 We are survivors. We are leaders. We are warriors. We are the Young Elites. Years ago, a deadly blood fever infected the nation. Most people infected died. However, a lucky few survived, bearing marks of the fever...... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Wings by Elizabeth Richards

Wings by Elizabeth Richards (Black City Trilogy, #3) Read and Reviewed by Kristen Curry 10000000 beautiful stars for the cover of the trilogy finale. In Black City, Ash and Natalie fell in love... In Phoenix, Ash and Natalie got engaged, began a war, and one of them fell dangerously ill... In Wings, Natalie and Ash have been separated... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards

Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards (Black City Trilogy, #2) Read and Reviewed by Kristen Curry 50 points to Griffindor for a beautiful Phoenix feather cover!!! (Seriously though... these covers are killing me!) Phoenix picks up after Ash survived Black City (no spoilers). Known to the people of the United Sentry States as the Phoenix, he leads the rebel group into... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Black City by Elizabeth Richards (Black City Trilogy, #1) Read and Reviewed by Kristen Curry This cover... 10 STARS FOR COVER BREATHLESSNESS On my first day at RDPL for my practicum, I saw Wings on a shiny new display. Phoenix was right below it, tucked away neatly.... waiting for me. Intrigued, I put Black City on hold. The reaction I have... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #1) Read and Reviewed by Kristen Harvey "Anyone can betray anyone." *Updated* see end of review Red Queen is one of those typical fast-rising books in YA fiction that everybody seems to be reading. I bought it when it first came out, but procrastinated reading it. And then I started.... Continue Reading →

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