Genre: Young Adult

Review: Iron’s Prophecy (The Iron Fey #4.5) – Julie Kagawa

Review: Iron’s Prophecy (The Iron Fey #4.5) – Julie Kagawa

Iron’s Prophecy probably would have gotten 5 stars from me if I had read this before I read The Lost Prince. I just needed some more Iron Fey, and I loved the interactions between Ash and Meghan, and Puck was his usual self – smirking and joking even in serious situations. And there were some glimpses of Mab, Oberon and Tatiania as well – which was nice – because Meghan could show her ‘regal-ness’ when dealing with them. She showed that she is not afraid of either of them, and that yes, she is indeed the Iron Queen. I loved how Meghan and Ash interacted! They just seemed so much in love, and their friendship and respect for each other […]

Posted 13 September, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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The Truth About Lilly Barnes – Kimberly Russel

The Truth About Lilly Barnes – Kimberly Russel

*I received a free copy of The Truth About Lilly Barnes in exchange for an honest review, and also to participate in a blog tour as well as a giveaway * To participate in the giveaway, please click here The Truth About Lilly Barnes was very hard to read! It is about a 17-year-old girl, Lilly, and it starts with what she has planned to be her last day. It certainly has a lot of triggers, both about suicide, sexual assault, anorexia and OCD. I think it is only fair to warn you, so that if any of those things might be a trigger for you, stop reading even this review right now! Lilly has planned her own death for […]

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Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) – Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) – Kendare Blake

My goodness, what a creepy, startingly beautiful, but scary tale Anna Dressed in Blood is! With amazing attention to details, Ms. Blake made me live through this whole tome with bated breath. There were some truly horrendous scenes, but they were there for a good reason, and the plot never took anything away from the story, or the characters. Cas is a young man with a tremendous job to do, and for the first time in his life, he gets friends, and falls in love. There is both a contemporary mystery, where Cas has to find the ghost Anna, and make sure she stops hurting people, and an older mystery, surrounding the death of Cas’ father. Even if he has […]

Posted 4 September, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) – Jay Kristoff

Review: Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) – Jay Kristoff

*I received a free ARC of Stormdancer from Tor UK via Netgalley in order to write an honest review of this book* The glimpses into Yukiko’s past through the flashbacks are heartbreaking! It explains so much about her, and at the same time, it makes me want that she could still have the innocence, as well as the fellowship she had with her brother and Buruu. It also is an excellent way of providing the back-story, without resorting to info dumping. On that note, I also thought that the maps at the beginning of the book served this kind of purpose as well. Great way to let the readers know about the world, and how things work, with only two […]

Posted 19 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare

There are spoilers in this review, so beware if you haven’t read City of Lost Souls yet… And even if I was very frustrated with this book, the TMI series is still among my favorite series. City of Lost Souls really did not impress me.  The writing is not very fluid, and some repetitions are really irking me!  Also, quite a few characters are not at all acting the way I would expect them to. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 9,260 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Posted 16 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Lucretia and the Kroons – Victor LaValle

Lucretia and the Kroons – Victor LaValle

*I received a free ARC of Lucretia and the Kroons from Random House via Netgalley in exchange an honest review.*   Loochie’s brother Louis explains something about horrors to her, saying “But being young doesn’t protect you. Horrors are for kids, too.” At that moment Louis stared into the distance and seemed truly sad for having to reveal a truth like that to his little sister. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 9,260 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Posted 13 August, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) – Richelle Mead

Review: The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) – Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily actually surprised me in a very good way! I was a little cautious before I started it, because I had heard rumors of a love triangle, and I hate love triangles in my books. I wish I hadn’t listened to those rumors, because I would have read this long before I actually did. Sydney continues to be herself in this story, and at the same time, she lets herself grow as well, even when what she wants to do seems to be against her Alchemist beliefs. She takes a stand, and decides that she needs to be able to protect herself if she is to protect others as well. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email […]

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Review: Team Human – Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Review: Team Human – Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Team Human did have a few things going for it, but I didn’t connect that much with the MC, Mel was acting like a spoiled brat for a lot of it, and she thought she was helping her friends, but really, she was looking out for number one. I really liked Cathy, even if we didn’t get to know her all that well, since everything that happened was seen through Mel’s eyes. However, Cathy seemed like a serious, old soul who would rather have lived in the 18th century as a noble than in 2012 being a teenager having to attend high school. I could completely understand her attraction to Francis, and maybe that is what made it so hard […]

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Review: Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) – Rachel Vincent

Review: Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) – Rachel Vincent

Before I Wake had absolutely everything I could have wanted to make it a great book! Kaylee finally figuring out what it means to be an extractor as well as a bean sidhe, Tod and Kaylee growing closer, and Kaylee fighting with all she has to save her friends and family. Before I wake is exciting, and at the same time very sweet and romantic. Filled with action and fast paced, I could not click ‘next page’ quick enough. When Kaylee returns to school, it is very difficult for her to deal with all the attention. Nash and Sabine do not want to talk to her, and the only real friend she has in school is Em. The contrast between […]

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Review: Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Review: Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Infamous was not as satisfying as I had hoped it would be when I started reading. It really felt like a filler book. There was not a lot of progress being made, Nick was younger than in the other instalments, and he was learning little by little what his powers were, or would become. Also, neither Nick or the readers know who he can trust, except for the obvious people, being his mom, Acheron and Kyrian. At the same time, knowing that Nick from the future is coming to give advice to young Nick in the book it is difficult to know exactly how the relationship between Ash and Nick will develop. I usually love it when someone is able […]

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