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Mini-Review: Exposure (Kim Askew and Amy Helmes)

The Deets:
reading level: YA
pages: 223
publisher: January 18th 2013 by Merit Press
ISBN: 9781440552618
genre: contemporary?



Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for high school royalty can be deadly! In this emotionally-charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a self-conscious shutterbug named Skye Kingston navigates a treacherous school year in Alaska fraught with unspoken secrets and tragic twists of fate. Along the way she encounters three strangely prophetic BFFs; one social-climbing, sociopathic cheerleader; and a heart-stopping hottie named Craig McKenzie: the man who would be Prom King. Can Skye save the boy she loves — and herself — before they get caught in the crosshairs?

 I am a huge fan of retellings, especially Shakespeare (or other classics). I just love how a good retelling can make an otherwise intimidating book more accessible to younger readers. However, Exposure just didn't work for me.

As far as things that I like, I was highly impre…

Review: Confessions of an Angry Girl (Louise Rozett)

The Deets:
reading level: YA
pages: 272
publisher: August 28th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 9780373210480
genre: contemporary
source: e-ARC from Netgalley


Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…

1. I'm livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I'm allowed to be irate, don't you?

2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.

3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and "seeing red" means being angry—get it?)

Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.

(Don't know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)

(Sorry. That was rude.)

There are some books that you read in an entire sitting. This was one of them. Now, I'…

Mini-review: Burn for Burn (Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian)

The Deets:
Reading level: YA
pages: 368
publisher: September 18th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781442440753
genre: paranormal elements, contemporary
source: e-arc from Netgalley


BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY...
THEY GET EVEN.

Lillia has never had any problems dealing with boys who like her. Not until this summer, when one went too far. No way will she let the same thing happen to her little sister.

Kat is tired of the rumours, the insults, the cruel jokes. It all goes back to one person– her ex-best friend– and she's ready to make her pay.

Four years ago, Mary left Jar Island because of a boy. But she's not the same girl anymore. And she's ready to prove it to him.

Three very different girls who want the same thing: sweet, sweet revenge. And they won't stop until they each had a taste.
I decided to switch things up a bit from my normal reading this month, and try Burn for Burn  by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian . I was expecting a typical tee…

Cover Appeal: Gothic Tales

I'm still truding through the Caster Chronicles series, so I'm in a rather gothic mood. This week's Cover Appeal feature is all about gothic reads. Anything spooky, mysterious, or otherwordly will do.



*All images were found on Pinterest.