Genre: Young Adult

Go the Distance by Jen Calonita

Go the Distance by Jen Calonita

I am using a modified version of the CAWPILE rating system to do my review. If you’re curious about the CAWPILE system, check out this video by Book Roast! I’m going to be perfectly honest here – I’ve never watched Disney’s Hercules. Everything I know about it is from playing the first Kingdom Hearts game. […]

Posted 05/15/2021 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

TW: Abuse, Racism, Mommy Issues, Daddy Issues (I’m sorry it’s been a month since I listened to it, so if there are triggers I missed, I’m sorry.) Emergency Contact is the story of Penny and Sam. Neither of them is a particularly likable character. They are seriously messed up. But if I have to choose […]

Posted 05/07/2020 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

When this was chosen as the book for the Barnes & Noble YA Book Club for December, I was a bit disappointed. Up until December, all of the books had been new releases, so it didn’t make sense to me for them to choose Scythe. Then I figured maybe they’d do all three from December […]

Posted 01/28/2020 by Charli in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

I’ve been trying to read this book since I first downloaded it from NetGalley on May 1. The problem is, the book just doesn’t really hold my interest. The book is considered fantasy by many readers who’ve given it the genre of YA and Fantasy on Goodreads, but so far, there’s no reason to call […]

Posted 08/09/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

A Grimm Curse by Janna Jennings

A Grimm Curse by Janna Jennings

Ok, I’m all for reimagined fairy tales. After all, just look at the reviews I’ve done for three of the Disney Twisted Tales books. I love a good reimagined fairy tale. Please note I said a good reimagined fairy tale. A Grimm Curse is not a good reimagined fairy tale. As a prequel, I honestly […]

Posted 07/25/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

No Fences in Alaska by Glen Sobey

No Fences in Alaska by Glen Sobey

For the love of all that is holy, get a box of tissues before you read this book. I’m not even kidding. You will need them, especially towards the end. Harper Lyons may not be your “typical” teenager, but I have to say, there were a few girls like her in my high school. Chases […]

Posted 06/29/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

I’ve read some pretty unflattering reviews of this book. All I can say is, I don’t think they were reading the same book I was. I’m not even kidding. Many of the things people complained about didn’t seem to even be a part of the book. Yes, the beginning of the book gives a recap […]

Posted 04/24/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

If you’re familiar with Sleeping Beauty, then you already know what Once Upon a Dream is going to be about. But trust me, this isn’t your Mom or Grandma’s Sleeping Beauty. Liz Braswell has woven a tale that asks what if it required more than just true love’s kiss to break the curse on Aurora? […]

Posted 04/17/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The War Blog by Glen Sobey

The War Blog by Glen Sobey

If there is one thing I can’t stand, it is a social justice warrior. Most of the ones I’ve run across never go farther than retweeting, reblogging, sharing and arguing with people who don’t share their world view, all while using hashtags like #staywoke or #justicefor(insert name here). I can’t stand them because they don’t […]

Posted 03/28/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments