Review: The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow

Review: The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol OstowTitle: The Devil and Winnie Flynn
Author: David Ostow, Micol Ostow
Publisher: Soho Teen
Genres: Paranormal, Thriller
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Rating: three-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Winnie Flynn doesn’t believe in ghosts. (Though she wouldn’t mind a visit from her mom, explaining why she took her own life.) When her mysterious aunt Maggie, a high-profile TV producer, recruits Winnie to spend a summer working as a production assistant on her current reality hit, Fantastic, Fearsome, she suddenly finds herself in the one place her mother would never go: New Jersey.

New Jersey’s famous Devil makes perfect fodder for Maggie’s show. But as the filming progresses, Winnie sees and hears things that make her think that the Devil might not be totally fake after all. Things that involve her and her family. Things about her mother’s death that might explain why she’s never met Aunt Maggie until now.

Winnie soon discovers her family’s history is deeply entwined with the Devil’s. If she’s going to make it out of the Pine Barrens alive, she might have to start believing in what her aunt is telling her. And, find out what she isn’t.

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Review: The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow

The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow is the ultimate book to get you ready for Halloween! Written as a letter, this book has such an amazing and unique concept that I loved every minute of. However, towards the end of the book, there was far too much paranormal for my taste, despite the fact that the whole book is paranormal. Continue reading

Review: Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

Review: Dreamstrider by Lindsay SmithTitle: Dreamstrider
Author: Lindsay Smith
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Genres: Dystopian
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject's body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.

A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.

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Review: Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith is a unique and fast-paced novel that includes a clever and brave main character who can stick up for herself. The book doesn’t contain a lot of romance, which allows more room for the plot to develop. I really enjoyed this book and am certain that everyone else will as well. Continue reading

Review: We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

Review: We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

Review: We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko JeanTitle: We'll Never Be Apart
Author: Emiko Jean
Also by this author: Tokyo Ever After
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Murder.

Fire.

Revenge.

That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths.

Is the one person she trusts only telling her half the story? Nothing is as it seems in this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from the debut author Emiko Jean.

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Review: We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean is the perfect book to cozy up with this Halloween season. Emiko Jean has written a whirlwind of a novel that will have readers kept in suspense. This novel is very eerie with its mental hospital setting, unique writing style and intense story of vengeance. Continue reading