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Pretending to Be Erica

When I picked up Pretending to Be Erica, I was in the mood for something light and fluffy, and what I received was much more moving than I ever could have anticipated. Violet was adopted at age 5 by one of the most successful con men in Las...

5 Stars
  • Author: Michelle Painchaud
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Half Wild - The Half Bad Trilogy, #2

Review done by a friend of CrossroadReview / Jessica. I was a HUGE fan of “Half Bad” the first novel in this trilogy. It had an unconventional way of telling the story which grabbed me right out of my seat. When Jessica gave this one to me...

5 Stars

I Was Here

Ugh this one is way different than Forman's other books. This book is very slow for one thing. The other thing is it does a lot of telling instead of showing. Which I think is funny because when I went to Leaky Con 14' that was one of the m...

3 Stars

The Cipher

This techno thriller is very close to the real world. Which just made it really creepy! Robert (Smiles) was a very good and convincing character. With a side cast of techno geeks this story will grip you until the end pages. These character...

5 Stars

Latitude Zero

Well this is my first book by author Diana Renn. I have to say that this will not be the last. I might go stalk her later today! This book is for the murder mystery reader. This book is full of mystery, suspense, and a YA murder. This is an...

5 Stars


So after the first two chapters I started to get really scared. I’ve had issues with books that are over like 2 POVs and this has 5! But that was fine. Each character had their own very distinct voice. So it didn't mess the story up and it...

5 Stars

The Glass Sentence - The Mapmakers Trilogy, #1

The Glass Sentence is a truly fascinating story. The premise of a world fractured into different times is an exciting one. The book is the beginning of a series aimed at middle school aged kids. I did have my 12 year old read it to get a ki...


The Last Wild

The Last Wild should be used in schools! YES! It was so good. I didn't know what to expect going in. But I am very happy that I got a chance to read it. The book is split into a 6 part adventure which works so well. It has people who stutte...

5 Stars

A Mad, Wicked Folly

In a time where if you were born a girl that was all you were. Vicky darling wants more. She want to go to art school and further her craft. But since she was born a girl one single action of posing nude for other artists gets her kicked ou...

5 Stars

The Impossible Knife of Memory

5 Stars! Having read “Speak” I love Laurie Halse Anderson's books. And she didn't disappoint with this new title. The Impossible Knife of Memory focuses on many characters and has a lot more action than her previous book. The characters are...

5 Stars

The Moon and More

I've read pretty darn near every book Sarah Dessen has written, and I must admit this wasn't my favorite, however I did enjoy it if not for the fluffy beach setting. Perhaps my biggest issue with the story is there was no natural arc to the...

3 Stars


I don't know much about this time period, but I did enjoy how the author had an "author's note" explaining what was Fiction and what was real. Anne was a strong character, and I really liked her. Her love interests were a little annoying th...

3 Stars

Eona - Eon, #2

If you liked "Eon" and your eyes didn't glaze over every time you read about Eona uniting with her dragon, easing into her mind-sight, channeling her Hua and so forth, I don't see any reason for you to dislike this novel. I really don't. I...

5 Stars