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Shadow of the Mark - Mark Series, #2

This is an awesome sequel that grabbed onto me and never let go. I loved the first book in this series but Shadow of the Mark totally blew the first one out of the water! The events that take place in this book will leave you wondering what...

4 Stars
  • Author: Leigh Fallon
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Frozen - Heart of Dread, Book One

I absolutely love Melissa de la Cruz and I have to admit I never thought she could top her Blue Bloods series, but she definitely has with this book! It is everything I never knew I wanted in a book and more! In Frozen we have Natasha, a bl...

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  • Authors: Melissa De La Cruz, Michael Johnston
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, * Science Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Crown of Midnight - Throne of Glass, #2

This sequel was exactly what I was hoping for! Sometimes second books can be a bit of a let down, but Crown of Midnight delivers in more ways than one! Celaena Is now royal assassin. She now has a lot of respect and is shown to be a true he...

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Fall of Night - The Morganville Vampires, #14

All I can say is WOW! This book was CRAZY and I loved every single minute of it! I have been a fan of Morganivlle since the very beginning and Ms.Caine has never disappointed me. Fall of Night in my opinion is the strongest of the series an...

4 Stars
  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: NAL

He's Gone

Wow what a thrill ride! I have really come to enjoy this type of mystery book and He's Gone does not disappoint. After attending a party together Dani awakes to find Ian, her husband, missing. What follows is a very complex mystery and a ve...

4 Stars
  • Author: Deb Caletti
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Suspense: Action / Thriller, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Bantam

Panic

Panic wasn't what I was hoping for. I expected a very intense plot with creepy undertones and while the story did have somewhat of a sinister feel to it, it didn't carry quite the punch I was looking for. Diamond, while shopping for tights...

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Death, Doom, and Detention - Darklight, #2

Death, Doom, and Detention was so much better than the first installment. It was everything I was hoping for and more! I am officially hooked! This sequel starts out with a bang and never stops. Lorelei is still dealing with the fact that s...

4 Stars
  • Author: Darynda Jones
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

17 & Gone

17 & Gone will pick you up by your toes and never let go. From the beginning I never knew what to believe and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time wondering where this intense story would take me. Lauren has started seeing visions o...

5 Stars
  • Author: Nova Ren Suma
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Orleans

Orleans is that very special blend between fiction and scary as all get out reality. This fast paced, adrenaline packed book will leave you wondering if maybe this is the way our world is headed. Fen knows how to survive in the Delta. She h...

5 Stars
  • Author: Sherri L. Smith
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Science Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Opal - A Lux Novel

Jennifer L. Armentrout is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers of all time. Opal is like nothing I ever expected and my mind is still completely taken over by this latest installment in the Lux series. Katy and Daemon have been put t...

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The Different Girl

The Different Girl was not what I was expecting. It was strange to say the least and I am not sure I personally understood most of what was going on. In this story there are three girls who are exactly alike except for their hair color. The...

3 Stars
  • Author: Gordon Dahlquist
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Science Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Just One Day

Gayle Forman is that author you just know you are going to love. After reading If I Stay I knew I had to get my hands on Just One Day. I am very happy to report that not only did Ms. Forman meet my expectations she far exceed them with her...

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Wolf Pact, Part I

Wolf Pact part I, told from 2 points of view, brings us back to Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Blood world with a bang. This story is very fast paced and takes you right into the action. I can tell already that this book will be filled with hear...

4 Stars
  • Author: Melissa De La Cruz
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Hyperion

The Color of Snow

Wow The Color of Snow is an emotional read that will take you by the arms and never let go. I am personally still struggling to catch my breath after reading this. This story has so much heartache, loss, devastation, and all over craziness...

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  • Author: Brenda Stanley
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Religion & Spirituality, Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Tribute Books

First Frost

First Frost is a fantastical novel that will bring you back to when you were a kid when knights in shining armor and princesses ruled your imaginary world. This story takes everything we thought we knew about fairy tales and twists them int...

4 Stars

Once - An Eve Novel

Once is a dystopian novel that I think most people will really enjoy. This book takes place a few months after Eve ended and in my opinion this was the stronger of the two novels. Eve really comes into her character and show that she is not...

4 Stars
  • Author: Anna Carey
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Taste

Taste is a fresh and enticing paranormal story that will leave readers begging for more. Kate Evangelista definitely has a voice to be on the lookout for. Her writing is superb, witty and engaging. Looking at the cover itself, I was intrigu...

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What a Boy Wants

I adored this book. It was sweet, emotional, and just amazing. The story put simply was about a boy who falls for his best friend. I think any other description would give too much away so that is all I am going to say. Believe me though th...

5 Stars
  • Author: Nyrae Dawn
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Nyrae Dawn

Embrace - The Embrace Series, #1

Embrace is a fast paced, heart pounding, magical story. I haven’t read many books that center around witches especially male witches but I can tell you that I want to read more of them now. This story was very well written in my opinion. Th...

4 Stars
  • Author: Cherie Colyer
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Perigee Moon

What an awesome book! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this up, but I was completely blown away. Rowan and Alex were in my opinion were one of the strongest couples I have had the pleasure of reading lately. Yes they had an instan...

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The Magi

I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. I have been on the lookout for the next Harry Potter and while I realize that nothing will ever be the same this book sure does come close. The story was very fast paced and the author did a wo...

4 Stars

Hushed

I think that there is a certain group of people that will love this book. It is dark, creepy, and honestly I had shivers run through my body the entire time I read it. This was definitely not my typical read, but I can appreciate where the...

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Shatter Me - Dystopian Trilogy, #1

Juliette has a very strange ability/curse, her touch is lethal. She has been locked up for 264 days in a cell by herself while so called doctors experiment on her and her only salvation is remembering the boy who never talked to her but und...

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