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DNF: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

There were several reasons why I didn’t finish Alice in Zombieland, but I think the thing that bothers me the most is that I had this idea of this great Alice in Wonderland retelling in my head, something akin to all the great zombie books and TV shows out there, and then it’s not even an Alice in Wonderland retelling at all. So I  ...

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Review: The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

A Guilty Pleasure… Let me just preface this review by stating that I, in my mid-to-late twenties, enjoyed the heck out of Laguna Beach, The Hills, and The City, but especially The Hills. All three were guilty pleasures of mine. And to this day, I always find myself wanting to rewatch all of them. But then when I actually do start to  ...

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Review: The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

  A Bit Back and Forth For some reason, my opinion of The Great American Whatever kind of went back and forth a lot. I liked the humor right from the beginning, but then it seemed to be too clever. The main character, Quinn, would think about how he was “so awkward” but he constantly had witty comebacks for everything. And then  ...

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Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Even though I am a YA girl at heart, I’ve recently really craved adult thrillers, and I think the blame for that can be placed squarely on The Girl on the Train. I really, really enjoyed it, even though it isn’t one of my favorites, and it didn’t blow me away at all. But it gave me an itch for more books like it, and I really  ...

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Mini Review: The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

Title: The Dark and Hollow Places Author: Carrie Ryan Series: The Forest of Hands and Teeth #3 Publisher: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Publication Date: 2011 Pages: 374 Format/Source: Hardback/Borrowed from Library   Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Zombies There are many things that  ...

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Mini Review: The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Title: The Dead-Tossed Waves Author: Carrie Ryan Series: The Forest of Hands and Teeth #2 Publisher: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Publication Date: 2010 Pages: 404 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Zombies Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is  ...

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