Sunday, April 27, 2014

Exciting News!!

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to give ya'll a heads up for some exciting things that will be happening this week. First off, it's my birthday. Yay, one year older. On the same day, the final installment in the Sweet Trilogy is hitting shelves (or you have already gotten it...and I hate you).

In celebration of all this, my good friend Alley from and I are heading over to author Wendy Higgins launch party. We are lucky enough to be local to where she will be hosting and are both very excited to go.

I can't wait to share pictures, reviews, and a special giveaway! Stay tuned for next Sunday's review and recap post.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea


I really hate giving bad reviews. I'm a writer myself and have deep respect for people who are able to put pen to paper and actually have a finished project. But, I have to be honest about my thought and I just did not find this book to be very good. 

The novel follows former rich girl Violet White as she rents a piece of her families estate over to mysterious new-comer River. Violet is a bit of a weird chick. She's obsessed with her grandmother who passed away several years before the book starts. I generally like characters who are off the beaten path, but I couldn't really relate to Violet. Not only does she constantly harp on how she was previously rich, but her obsession with her dead grandmother was strange. 

The plot itself was engaging. I will say that I read the entire book in about a day, but I felt completely unsatisfied at the end. Nothing was really going on for a majority of the book. Sure people are dying. Sure River has a secret. But they all of those parts where kind of blah. Up until the end, which literally comes out of nowhere, nothing really compelling happens. The plot is just a bunch of random moments squashed together. 

Overall, I'd say, skip it. It's marketed as a Gothic horror story, but its not very horrific. 

Review: 2/10

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Review: The Maze Runner


I'm not going to lie. I originally started reading this because I have a secret love affair with Teen Wolf and Dylan O'Brien and saw the preview for the movie. As in most things in life, I was skeptical. I'm generally not a fan of reading something from a male point-of-view, so I wasn't sure where this was going to go. 

It's hard to describe this book without giving it away. It's a pretty straight forward first novel that sets up for some very interesting plot twists to occur in the sequel (at least that's what I'm hoping). I have been marketing it to my fellow readers as Lord of Files, meets Hunger Games. It very much so follows the vain of the ever growing dystopian genre, but with a little more focus on the idea of social hierarchy and Darwinism. There was a definite scientific aspect happening. 

Overall, I really enjoyed the book. I found the plot to be a tad predictable, but it was a quick and exciting read and I'm looking forward to exploring the sequel and seeing the movie. 

Rating 7.5/10


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