The Overstuffed Bookcase

Browsing Tag:

Young Adult

Reviews

Review: Past Perfect by Leila Sales

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. High Hopes For Past Perfect… I read and enjoyed This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales last year, so when Past Perfect was chosen as a selection for my book club, I was excited to read another of her books. Plus, it’s  ...

Read more

Reviews

DNF Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

FTC Disclaimer: I purchased this book myself. I was in no way compensated for this review. So I DNFed The Book Thief, you guys. But wait, hear me out. I thought the story was compelling. Some of the writing was achingly beautiful. Many of the scenes were heartbreaking. But I just couldn’t handle that stupid narrator, you guys.  ...

Read more

Reviews

Mini Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

I didn’t write down too many notes while reading Nimona, so I’m just going to write a mini review where I share some of my notes: Yay for page numbers! (So many graphic novels and manga don’t have page numbers and I’m kind of weird and I want to know exactly how many pages I’ve read in a day or how many pages I  ...

Read more

Reviews

Mini Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin’s Blade is a collection of the Throne of Glass novellas, which are prequels to the series. I really enjoyed these novellas, but I didn’t write down much for each one, so I’m just going to write a mini review where I share some of my notes.  The Assassin and the Pirate Lord  (Throne of Glass #0.1) I know I say  ...

Read more

Reviews

Review: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

The Elephant in the Room… Okay, so first things first, let’s get this out in the open: there is incest in The Thousandth Floor. Not incest with a blood sibling, but with a girl and her adopted brother. So not so bad, right? Well, they grew up basically their entire lives as siblings, so that’s still crossing into incest  ...

Read more

Reviews

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  ...

Read more

Reviews

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  ...

Read more