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13 01, 2017

Review: Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Children's Books, Dating & Sex, Love & Romance, Mysteries, Social Issues, Suspense, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments


three truths and a lie book coverReviewed by Meredith Kelly

When I started Three Truths and a Lie, one of my first thoughts was, “this is too young for me.” Unbeknownst to me at the time, I was reading a young adult book–something I hadn’t done in many years. Nevertheless, the characters were well-defined and seemed to be very trendy. The book focuses on two couples heading away to a rural mountain cabin for the weekend. One couple is made up of two gay men in the throes of their first real relationship, and the other is a heterosexual teen couple.

This psychological thriller really starts to simmer when on the first night at the cabin the two bored couples decide to play a game of “three truths and a lie.”

20 05, 2016

Review: Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu & Anne Greenwood Brown

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Children's Books, Friendships, Mysteries, Social Issues, Suspense, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments


girl last seen book coverReviewed by Sarah Lelonek

Girl Last Seen is one of those books you just want to speed read to know the ending. I had to stop myself from reading the book in one sitting so I could fully enjoy the writing, but I could have easily devoured the novel in one sleepless night.

Kadence Mulligan and Lauren DeSanto are, or were, high school BFFs who became Internet celebrities. After one of their homemade music videos went viral, Kady and Lauren spent the next year trying to keep the fame alive and turn themselves into the real deal. Unfortunately, when Lauren lost her voice due to an illness, their friendship turned toxic. Now, the two not only have a mixture of animosity and jealously against them, but after one of Kady’s solo concerts, the teenager goes missing. Soon, all

15 10, 2014

Review: Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

By | October 15th, 2014|Categories: Adventures & Thrillers, Children's Books, Suspense, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments


Reviewed by Amanda Farmer

If you are familiar with the TV show Dexter, then you will know what to expect when reading the book, Killer Instinct. S. E. Green’s debut novel is about Lane, a female version of Dexter who struggles with the social awkwardness of high school and her dark urges to eradicate serial killers. Dexter was able to pull off his dark behavior, and the show was a success; however, I felt the novel fell flat and that Killer Instinct was unable to pull off the melodrama.

Throughout the book, we are given a look into Lane’s fascination with killers and her desire to become one. She wants to stop the urge inside of her that is calling her, so she decides to find people to “hunt” and kill. This is her story of discovering what works and what

3 10, 2014

Review: The Inner Society by Melinda Louise Bohannon

By | October 3rd, 2014|Categories: Children's Books, Religious Fiction, Series, Suspense, Young Adult|Tags: , , , |2 Comments


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I usually enjoy picking out a book at random. I like not knowing the general plot and figuring things out for myself. However, I can’t say I had an enjoyable time reading The Inner Society by Melinda Louise Bohannon. While the novel may have been well-written, the subject matter and plot didn’t sit well with me.

Maggie Kraus comes from a family that’s seen its fair share of tragedy. When Maggie starts high school at the prestigious Norfolk High School, she knows it’s going to be an uphill battle. The most wealthy and privileged students in the country roam the halls of Norfolk High, and they’re not too accepting of outsiders to say the least. Maggie soon finds herself in a battle for her, literally, life as she tries to expose the Inner Society’s crimes.

I liked the premise of the book.