Review: A Gathering of Ravens – Scott Oden

He goes by many names, in many cultures. Known as a skraelingr to the Danes, Grimnir is almost a type of demon. When awoken, he goes on a journey of revenge against the Dane who killed his brother, kidnapping a young, Christian as a guide.

Why this book?: The cover is gorgeous, and the summary NetGalley provided immediately caught my interest.

I would like to thank the people at Thomas Dunne Books for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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The Great Gatsby: A Rant™ by an Indignant High Schooler

While this is a review, I decided to do this one differently. So sit back, and relax as I tear this book to pieces.

Full story: Being in American Literature (my school’s version of Advanced Lit for Juniors), we have to read four novels during the year. Into the Wild was the first, Their Eyes Were Watching Godand then The Great Gatsby. The one we read next is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

We are required to read these books, and write a in-depth essay on them. This isn’t my essay, but here’s my true feelings on the book as a whole, along with quoted evidence and reasons for my utter hatred for this “American Classic”.

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Review: Fluency (Confluence #1) – Jennifer Foehner Wells

Long ago, NASA discovered an alien ship caught in Mars’s orbit. Years later, NASA learns of an asteroid on a direct path to destroy the ship. They send a team to investigate and possibly formulate a way to pull the ship out of the orbit. But the small team finds the ship abandoned, and one member claims to be having contact with the last surviving resident of the abandoned ship.

Why this book?: E-book deal. Plus I want some good alien books.

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Review: The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel

30689335After her mother’s suicide, Lane is sent to live with her grandparents and cousin out in Kansas. A dark secret pushes her from that home, leading her to seek out a life in LA. Years later, her grandfather calls her, telling her that her cousin Allegra has gone missing. Lane heads back to the small Kansas town, bent on discovering what has happened to her beloved cousin.

Why this book?: I was looking for a thriller, and this book was up on NetGalley for such a long time, I finally had to check it out.

I would like to thank the people at Crown Publishing for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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Review: Queen of Hearts (Queen of Hearts Saga #1) – Colleen Oakes



As the future Queen of Wonderland’s coronation date comes closer, bloody events suggest something is happening. Still dealing with her abusive father and protecting her ‘mad’ brother, Dinah determines that she must be the one who discovers what’s happening.

Why this book?: I’d heard about it before, and it was for sale on kindle. Figured why not?

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