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Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon: Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back and I'm here to review Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. This is the sequel to Doon and continues the story of the two protagonists Kenna and Veronica. This book focuses on Kenna as she struggles with her decision coming back to her world as opposed to staying in Doon. That all changes when Duncan shows up, asking for her help before all of Doon is destroyed by a mysterious plague that zombie-fies its victims. But enough about that, let's get onto the review!

I'm still liking the format of the two different point of views. This time we get more of Kenna's point of view, which is different because she focuses on different aspects than Veronica. She's the more sassy of the two, and she loves to compare the drama of her life to the drama she performs on stage. I will admit that's it more fun if you know at least some of her references, but I will concede that many may not know all of the theatrical references.


Paper Towns by John Green: Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review Paper Towns by John Green. Paper Towns tells the story of Q who goes on a wild ride with long time crush Margo on night, and Margo ends up disappearing the next day. Q tries to figure out what happened to Margo, while learning a few things about himself. You also may recognize the title from the feature film that will be released in theaters later this week. You know, I will be watching and reviewing the movie as well. But enough about that. Let's get onto the review!

Once I began reading Paper Towns, I immediately recognized John Green's writing style. There is a elegant yet sarcastic tone that he brings to each of his books. There are elaborate yet hilarious metaphors used to describe each character, and each character is set apart from other characters. You get a definite feel of each character immediately after meeting them, and that's all due to John Green's way of writing. Plus, it's just real enterta…

Fabulous Ficitional Fathers - Happy Father's Day

Hello, everyone! I'm back and I'm here to list some of the best fictional fathers that YA literature has to offer. I have to admit that it was a little difficult finding a few fathers to make this list, but it makes those who make this list even more prominent. So without further ado, here's the list for Top Fictional Fathers of Young Adult Literature (at least the stuff I have read).

Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon: Book Review

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. This book follows the story of two best friends: Veronica and Mackeena. Veronica is ready to escape her drunk mother and cheating ex-boyfriend for a new exciting vacation in Scotland with her best friend. But her best friend Mackeena is worried that the man in a kilt that her friends keeps seeing is just a way for Veronica to escape reality. But what is really happening? Enough about that. Let's get onto the review!

So this is another novel with two first point of view narratives. I was pleasantly surprised that instead of seeing the novel from the two romantic leads, it was point of view for each of the best friends. I thought it was interesting while I was reading because Veronica calls Mackeena the other half of her brain. Veronica likes books. Mackeena likes plays. Veronica is analytical while Mackeena is more emotional, at least under normal circumstances. Their adventures in Doon…

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This was last month's Booksplosion book of the month, and I have to say that I'm a little behind in reading and reviewing. But if you would like to hear what BookTubers PolandBananasBooks, Katytastic, and Jesse the Reader have to say about this book, click the link here. The novel is about Laia who becomes a slave in order to get her brother out of prison by feeding information to a rebellion group. But there's another side to the story: Elias's side. He in in line for the throne, but all he wants to do is escape. But will this book make the cut? Well, let's get this review started!

I'm going to come out and say it. This book has two points of view and it is driving me a little crazy. At first, I thought that maybe this book had two different points of view to have two main characters that are from different classes, and they could oppose/help one another. I thought …

Mockingjay Part 2: (Teaser) Trailer Reaction!

It's out! Our first look of the last Hunger Games movie (if you don't count the logo on fire and the countless set picks) Mockingjay Part 2 has finally arrived! So what better time to start reacting to trailers! I'll just be throwing a few snippets out and then have a conclusion at the end that sums up my feelings for the trailer. So watch the video and follow along!

Awe! The wedding! It's so pretty!

Effie got new clothes! Bet she's happy.

I bet that's the scene where there taking the vote. #nospoilers

Metal letters Lionsgate... Comment down below if you know the reference.

Dramatic music builds!

I wonder if the this is the scene where Katniss gets business taken care of. You know what I'm saying.

Well, I guess the audience now knows that Peeta still loves her.

She's got a cape! That looks a little bit like a blanket....

Booby traps! That looks like some legit sludge.

And Finnick gets to have the last words.

Okay, so I have to admit that I wasn't e…

The Spiritglass Charade by Coleen Gleason: Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back and I'm here to review The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason. The book continues the adventures of Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker. After a upper class woman falls prey to a charlatan medium, Mina and Evaline are brought in to investigate those who would want the young women to appear mad. But under the darkness of night, another enemy arises. Vampires are back in London. So, who ya gonna call? Wait, never mind. Mina and Evaline are on the case! But enough about that. Let's get onto the review!

So I had some reservations coming into this book. I wanted more world-building, a little less repetitive phrases, and a whole lot more mystery. For the most part, the book accomplished these things. I got to see more of Steampunk London. I didn't catch as many phrases repeating themselves. I also really enjoyed the mystery. Although, I wish I got a little more connection with the first novel.

Still, there were a few things that I didn't really app…