Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Review: Sisters of Blood and Spirit – Kady Cross

Review: Sisters of Blood and Spirit – Kady Cross

Sisters of Blood and Spirit was both creepy at times and a bit sad, but more than that, it was a story about loyalty between sisters, no matter that one was dead and the other alive. And I’m kicking myself for not starting this book earlier There was a lot of action packed into the pages of Sisters of Blood and Spirit, and it was really good, too. Lark has a strong bond to her still-born sister, Wren, who lives as much in the real world as in the shadowlands. So much so that she was sent to a mental hospital for hearing voices – when all that happened was that she answered out loud when her sister was talking to […]

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Review: Soldier – Julie Kagawa

Review: Soldier – Julie Kagawa

Betrayal, pain, action, fights, loyalty, love, hope, strength… Soldier encompassed all of that, and more! With a skillfull pen, Kagawa gave me an amazing story with Soldier. My main feels were of excitement and suspense, with a dash of romance, and possibly regret as well. Ember was torn between her human and dragon side more than ever, and this involved her in a strangely addictive and comprehensible love triangle. The action was fast-paced, the past tense and third- or first-person narration from various characters’ perspective made sure that all sides of the war were intimately covered. There were more than one twist I never saw coming, and I was completely out of breath by the time Soldier was over. We […]

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Review: Lifeblood – Gena Showalter

Review: Lifeblood – Gena Showalter

Lifeblood didn’t fully live up to my expectations, as Ten didn’t seem the same, strong, independent girl she was in Firstlife. In the first book, Ten, while not being exactly decisive, did manage to be quite independent once she escaped the institution she was locked up in. I had quite high hopes for Lifeblood, seeing Ten deal with her afterlife, living in a realm different from the boy she had spent a lot of time with – one who was protecting her and fighting alongside her until the end. What got to me was that for a lot of the time, Ten was mooning over Killian rather than getting to know Troika and the Troikans she was supposed to spend […]

Posted 15 February, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Review: The Problem With Forever – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: The Problem With Forever – Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Problem With Forever gave me all the feels, and it took me a while to be able to actually write a full review – no coherence for days. I love NA novels that make me sad, angry, happy – sometimes all at the same time. The Problem With Forever really rose to the occasion and made my heart break more than once, and I cried, laughed and cheered. I also screamed a bit – especially at Mallory’s adoptive dad – because characters did or said stuff they really shouldn’t have. Mallory and Rider *sighs* they have been through so much darkness and abuse, it’s truly amazing they can function and have any kind of hope at all. They were […]

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Review: Firstlife – Gena Showalter

Review: Firstlife – Gena Showalter

Firstlife is set in a unique world with very strong mythology and factions fighting each other for power over the realms, not only in the first life, but in the ever life as well. In the very complex universe of Firstlife, there is a lot of darkness, and Ten’s story starts with horror. She’s a prisoner in an asylum, where her parents have sent her in order to make her sign her everlife with Myriad. She, however, wants to make her own choice, and she still isn’t sure if Myriad or Troika will be the best place to spend the rest of her existence. War between the two realms doesn’t make her decision any easier, and even in the asylum, […]

Posted 22 February, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 21 Comments
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Review: Very in Pieces – Magen Frazer Blakemore

Review: Very in Pieces – Magen Frazer Blakemore

Very in Pieces is a whimsical and a little sad tale, in which Veronica has to deal with more than the loss of her grand-mother, while at the same time growing up quite a bit. My Very in Pieces review: Very in Pieces follows Veronica, who has a good head for science, but not so much when it comes to art. However, her whole family is filled with artists, from her eccentric grand-mother who has published several poetry books to her mother, the painter, and her sister who is good with all things artistic. Very thinks that science is much easier to understand, because there is proof in numbers and scientific laws, where art is more open and where imagination […]

Posted 29 September, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Review: Rogue – Julie Kagawa

Review: Rogue – Julie Kagawa

Rogue was filled with action, fights and deep betrayal. Following four characters, it was fast paced and a quite quick read. My Rogue review: The tension in Rogue was very different form that in Talon, because Ember knew she was being chased, both by the Order of St. George and Talon. At the same time, Ember stayed true to her character, wanting to do what was best for everybody, not just herself – to the point where she disregarded personal danger to save someone else. I loved how strongly she held on to her beliefs, and how devastated she was when she had to use ultimate force in order to save her own life in a battle. Because of the […]

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Review: Nowhere But Here – Katie McGarry

Review: Nowhere But Here – Katie McGarry

Nowhere But Here was like a double-hit: one to the gut, and one to the heart. My Nowhere But Here review: I’m not sure I’ll be able to explain what I loved the most in Nowhere But Here, the characters were amazing, both Emily and Oz were well fleshed out, and their parents were very much present in their lives. Very different parents, though – Emily grew up with her mother and her adoptive father, not knowing much about her biological father apart from the fact that he was high up in a motorcycle club. All Oz wanted was to be a part of that same motorcycle club, and he didn’t have much to do before he would finally be […]

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Review: Talon – Julie Kagawa

Review: Talon – Julie Kagawa

Talon is different, because dragons. At the same time, there are some very familiar themes where sometimes a war is fought because of what they are used to, and because of the fear of those who are different. My Talon review: First off, I just need to let you all know I’m a huge Kagawa fan! Her stories are always somewhat different, and the universe in which her characters evolve original even while in a genre I am already familiar with. This is also the case in Talon, where the world-building is well done, even if I still have questions after reading the first story in the series. I enjoyed how Ember was trying to think outside of the box, […]

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Review: Rain – Amanda Sun

Review: Rain – Amanda Sun

*I received a free ARC of Rain from Harlequin Teen via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Rain continues Katie’s adventures in Japan, even if she was supposed to go back to the US. My Rain review: Katie hasn’t really changed very much from the beginning of Ink, the first book in the Paper Gods series. And that is probably the main reason why I wasn’t completely immersed in the story, and in Japan. She is still drawn to both Jun and Tomo, and the problems with the ink going crazy continue as well. For the two weeks she’s been back in Japan, she hasn’t been able to get a hold of Tomo, but meets him by chance at […]

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