Category: Reviews

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard – Susan Meissner

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard – Susan Meissner

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner had the potential to be great. Instead it was good but lacked the emotional pull needed. Violet and Audrey are both secretaries at the movie studio filming Gone With the Wind in 1938. They become roommates out of necessity and friends out of shared […]

Posted June 21, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

    Welcome to the halfway point of the United States of books! We have now reached review number twenty-five and six months of reviews. I can’t thank the team of reviewers enough and our fantastic readers. To say thanks to you all, we are giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card […]

Posted June 20, 2016 by Laura in Giveaway, Reviews, United States of Books / 3 Comments

You Want Reviews! I’ve Got 20! (Well 3 Really)

You Want Reviews! I’ve Got 20! (Well 3 Really)

I started The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele not knowing too much about it. I knew a group of teens traveled into an alternate dimension and landed in modern day L.A., other than that I went in blind. And I am glad I did. This was such a different take on […]

Posted June 14, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Darkest Torment – Gena Showalter

Darkest Torment – Gena Showalter

I counted and The Darkest Torment is the 38th book I own by Gena Showalter. So I may have a small problem, but I think admitting it is the first step. I have Everlife and then all of her Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Alien Huntress (adult and YA), Intertwined, Tales of […]

Posted June 11, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Get Your 4.5 Star Mini-Reviews Here!

Get Your 4.5 Star Mini-Reviews Here!

Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh was such a surprising read in the best of ways. I would not have thought that a pre-historic love story would be so gripping. Kol and his family live a simple life; hunting and fishing and trying to forge their clan’s future. A small […]

Posted June 10, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

How About Some 4 Star Mini-Reviews

How About Some 4 Star Mini-Reviews

 The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder was a sweet look at first love and what can happen when it does not end up like expected. Penelope (Pen) has had the same two best friends since elementary school. Eph the boy who has always been there for her and Audrey […]

Posted June 10, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 4 Comments

I Have 3 Mini-Reviews For You

I Have 3 Mini-Reviews For You

 This Is Not My Beautiful Life by Victoria Fedden is a memoir touted as “hilariously funny and unexpectedly moving”. The true life tale of the daughter dealing with her parent’s indictment for fraud and their penchant for picking the most sketchy of all the sketchy characters around as friends; this […]

Posted June 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

American Girls – Alison Umminger

American Girls – Alison Umminger

 American Girls by Alison Umminger starts as a tale of a whiny teen girl who stole her step-mom’s credit card and flew across the country to LA to stay with her struggling actress sister. In the beginning I was turned off by Anna as I thought she was just a typical bratty […]

Posted June 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment