Tag: War

The Future Will Be BS Free by William McIntosh

The Future Will Be BS Free by William McIntosh

August 6, 2018 1 Comment Regina

NOTE: I elaborate on some of my issues with this book at the end of my review. It is a little spoiler-ish. I will give a heads-up for when to stop reading/scrolling if you do not wish to know more.  I was ecstatic when I got an ARC of this book because I thought it was going to be full of commentary on the most pressing social and political issues of the past four years. […]

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi

June 8, 2016 1 Comment Regina

“Set against the golden age of Hollywood, the dark days of WWII, and the swinging ’70s, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem follows generations of unforgettable women as they forge their own paths through times of dramatic change.” – jacket excerpt The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is an absorbing novel that traces the familial and amorous relationships and life-shaping decisions of four generations of Israeli women. “The shop employed several seamstresses who made the clothes according to patterns […]

Blog Tour: The Secrets of Solace by Jaleigh Johnson

Blog Tour: The Secrets of Solace by Jaleigh Johnson

March 31, 2016 0 Comments Regina

A fantastic and fun middle-grade fantasy. The Secrets of Solace will inspire those who read it to observe the world around them with curious and magical minds.  I wish I would have reviewed this book before Easter so I could have shared this piece of advice: This is the PERFECT book to add to your child’s or favorite friend’s Easter Basket. It’s such a fun book about finding cultural treasures and preserving them. It’s also […]

ILLUMINAE (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

ILLUMINAE (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

January 13, 2016 0 Comments Regina

Disclaimer: I read Illuminae in ARC format over the summer but won the hardcover version on a blog. I am reviewing the ARC version in this post but any quotes/excerpts used were checked against the published version. It seems pointless to do a review of ILLUMINAE this long since its release date. I’m sure there are already a billion and one blog reviews of the book out there and it’s unlikely that I will have […]

Avelynn by Marissa Campbell

Avelynn by Marissa Campbell

December 18, 2015 0 Comments Regina

ATTENTION FANS OF History channel’s VIKINGS: This is the book you have been waiting for.    And now for the funny part. I couldn’t handle The Vikings show and unfortunately, Avelynn just wasn’t the book for me. That being said, I think a ton of people will really enjoy this book. It has a powerful female lead and there are strong feminist currents to the novel, which I loved, but I just couldn’t get into […]

Rebel Mechanics: All is Fair in Love and Revolution by Shanna Swendson

Rebel Mechanics: All is Fair in Love and Revolution by Shanna Swendson

November 12, 2015 1 Comment Regina

” What if British Magic kept the American Revolution from ever occurring?” The premise of this book is pretty amazing. My synapses salivate at the thought of how Shanna Swendson conjured this story question. There are two story worlds in this novel. One is out in the open, filled with proper aristocrats and those who wish they were. The other is clandestine, filled with working-class folk who walk on the radical side. I loved how […]

Blog Tour: An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet

Blog Tour: An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet

September 29, 2015 3 Comments Regina

  (WARNING: To my Southern friends- I may use a couple of Northern slang words in place of ”awesome” or ”super cool”. I don’t know why. Can you spot them?) I’m not really a Fantasy fan but damn, this book was wicked good. An Inheritance of Ashes is one of the BEST BOOKS I’ve read so far this year. I was completely taken by the atmospheric story world and the haunting characters. Hallie, the female […]

ARC REVIEW: This Broken Wondrous World by Jon Skovron

ARC REVIEW: This Broken Wondrous World by Jon Skovron

July 24, 2015 0 Comments Regina

I didn’t realize this was the second book in a series when I got it for review. Otherwise, I would have read Skovron’s Man Made Boy before diving into TBWW.   This book was like reading a graphic novel for me- something completely out of my comfort zone and my predictable preferences. The fact that I ended up enjoying this book (a lot, actually), makes me question how well I know myself. TBWW is rife […]

#ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: Teaser & COUNTDOWN TIMER!

#ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: Teaser & COUNTDOWN TIMER!

June 22, 2015 6 Comments Regina

ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman, Jay KristoffSeries: The Illuminae Files #1 on October 20, 2015Pages: 608 Add to your Goodreads shelf.Pre-Order: Amazon • B&N • iTunes • Kobo This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’ d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’ s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge […]

Blog Tour: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West Review +Giveaway!!!

Blog Tour: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West Review +Giveaway!!!

February 11, 2015 5 Comments Regina

  Check out my reviews of Gravity (The Taking #1) and Hover (The Taking #2). Collide is a show-stopping, blood-pumping, heart-pounding finish to The Taking series, and hard-core Sci-Fi fans will be just as blown away by this finale as romance fans will be. Ari is a bad-ass of EPIC PROPORTIONS in Collide and Melissa West didn’t hold back with Ari’s character. Ari fully transforms into a fearless leader in this last book of the […]

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers

January 7, 2015 0 Comments Regina

You can check out my review for Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) HERE. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy Dark Triumph like I did Grave Mercy. This second book in the series was close to 200 pages shorter but seemed much longer. To be honest, it was a laborious read for me. Dark Triumph seamlessly picks up where Grave Mercy ends, but we are now looking through Sybella’s eyes. Sybella is a contemporary of Ismae’s. She […]

Blog Tour: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

Blog Tour: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

November 11, 2014 2 Comments Regina

Hello, my fellow BOOK LOVERS! Today is my stop on The Book of Ivy blog tour, and I would like to thank all of you for dropping by. You can check out a video interview of ”speed round” questions I submitted for the author, Amy Engel here on the Entangled Teen blog.  Keep scrolling for my review and  TWO GIVEAWAYS below!   Add to Goodreads Buy Links: Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Kobo Books│iTunes│Google Books     His […]

The Warrior (Dante Walker #3) by Victoria Scott: Review+GIVEAWAY!!!

The Warrior (Dante Walker #3) by Victoria Scott: Review+GIVEAWAY!!!

September 8, 2014 5 Comments Regina

I don’t mind first endings, second endings or sad endings. But I do mind farewell endings. There’s no one who hates the ”farewell” ending of a series more than I do. Now, I can’t technically prove that last statement. But I CAN prove how much I loved the Dante Walker trilogy and how much Victoria Scott’s debut series meant to me. How can I prove this you ask? With glowing praise and reverent reviews and […]

DNF ARC Review: Take Back The Skies by Lucy Saxon

DNF ARC Review: Take Back The Skies by Lucy Saxon

August 17, 2014 2 Comments Regina

I can only take boredom in small doses. Especially when it comes to reading a book. I think this is technically my first DNF review. I take pride in finishing even the worst of books and let me state that this book WAS NOT the worst of books. It wasn’t all that bad really, I just COULD NOT get into the story or characters- no matter how many times I put it down and tried […]

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

April 5, 2014 0 Comments Regina

If I gave this book a rating strictly based on my enjoyment of the novel it would be closer to 3 stars. Unfortunately, I think I had a bad case of The Reader’s Curse while reading The Winner’s Curse. I read TWC about a week after reading Tsarina by J.Nell Patrick. These books have the same bones. I couldn’t help myself from comparing them while reading TWC. I decided to call my conundrum The Reader’s […]

Gravity (The Taking #1) by Melissa West + GIVEAWAY!

Gravity (The Taking #1) by Melissa West + GIVEAWAY!

August 2, 2013 1 Comment Regina

I was sucked in by the Gravitational pull of this awesome book cover. Humans are no longer alone in the universe. Aliens, known as the Ancients, helped Earth recover from near extinction decades ago, and the Ancients only needed one thing in return: To use humans as their own personal batteries.  Humans are each assigned their own Ancient, and are visited every night by these beings. The Ancients absorb vital nutrients without compromising their human’s […]