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Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Categories: 4 butterflies, bildungsroman, Divergent, dystopia, review, ROMR, some romance, Veronica Roth, ya
     DivergentVeronica Roth; Paperback, 487 pagesPublished May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins Children's BooksSource: my own copyBeatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation Read more [...]

Review: The Firelight of Maalda (The Raie’Chaelia #2) by Melissa Douthit

Categories: 3 butterflies, book tour, fantasy, Melissa Douthit, RBR, review, virtual author book tours, ya
     The Firelight of Maalda (Legend of the Raie'Chaelia, Book Two)Melissa Douthit ; Kindle EditionPublished January 8th 2012Source: Review copy from the authorThe Firelight of Maalda: A story that unites the real with the fantastical and turns science into magic …Chalice and her group leave Barenthren to travel to Portalis. There she and her friends discover the beautiful city, its people, its history, and its secret that has been kept hidden for thousands of years. During their stay, they learn that Dar’Maalda has the Firestone and that Read more [...]

Review: I Loved You First by Reena Jacobs

Categories: 5 butterflies, bildungsroman, contemporary, RBR, Reena Jacobs, review, some romance, ya
    I Loved You FirstReena Jacobs; Paperback, 212 pagesPublished July 29th 2011 by Reena JacobsSource: ARC from the authorMy best friend was more than just a best friend to me. Three words summed it up: I heart him. I’d never tell him though. I wasn’t stupid. Besides, what he’d told no one, but me, was a little something I wished I could forget… or ignore. He was gay. I guess gay wouldn’t be bad if I wasn’t so in love with him. Now it was just cruel.Stereotypes run amok in this college love story: Parties, alcohol, hookups, and breakups. Read more [...]

Review: Asylum (Causal Enchantment #2) by K.A. Tucker

Categories: 5 butterflies, K.A. Tucker, paranormal, RBR, review, some romance, vampires, witches, ya
    Asylum (Causal Enchantment, #2)K.A. Tucker; Kindle EditionPublished December 29th 2011 by Papoti Books (first published December 12th 2011)Tucked away in Sofie’s wintery asylum with no hope of release for years, Evangeline must come to terms with her situation: the curse still plagues her, she’s now hunted by a two thousand-year-old vampire, and the guy she’s in love with tried to kill her. Plus, she’s locked up with a cranky Max and the Forero kids—two people everyone seems to prefer dead over alive. Things aren’t looking good.Meanwhile, Read more [...]

Review: Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Categories: 5 butterflies, bomy award of excellence, contemporary, drama, Hannah Harrington, netgalley, RBR, review, some romance, ya
   Saving JuneHannah Harrington; Paperback, 322 pagesPublished November 22nd 2011 by HarlequinWhen her older sister commits suicide and her divorcing parents decide to divide the ashes, Harper Scott takes her sister's urn to the one place June always wanted to go: California. On the road with her best friend, plus an intriguing guy with a mysterious connection to June, Harper discovers truths about her sister, herself and life.- GoodreadsWell, judging by how my reading year has started, 2012 will probably the best bookish year in my personal Read more [...]

Review: Crave (The Clann #1) by Melissa Darnell

Categories: 4 butterflies, Melissa Darnell, netgalley, paranormal, RBR, review, romance, vampires, witches, ya
    Crave (Harlequin Teen)Melissa Darnell; Paperback, 416 pagesPublished October 25th 2011 by Harlequin Teen (first published October 18th 2011)Savannah Colbert has never known why she's so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It's as if he's a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members Read more [...]
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