Review of ‘Rain’

Rain had the potential to be something spectacular, but the cliche character dynamics and forced romance made this novel seem like bad Twilight fan-fiction. Continue reading Review of ‘Rain’

Teenage Angst…Sort Of | Review of ‘Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging’ (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison HarperTeen Image Credit: Goodreads
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
HarperTeen
Image Credit: Goodreads

Being a teenager is hard. There are boys to kiss, facials to work on, and in Georgia’s case, a little sister who latches to her side and room and a wild cat, Angus, who terrorizes everyone who isn’t her. Filled to the brim with a bottomless pit of teenage angst, this teenage journal is far from the perfect teenage dream for this one British teenager.

Published January 1, 1999, by HarperTeen, Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison, is the first in her YA realistic fiction series, Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, in the form of diary confessionals.
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A Thrilling yet Frustrating Read | Review of ‘Ten’

By Cynthia Ayala

Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Balzer & Bray
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No parents, no supervisions, just ten kids along on Henry Island for a party…but the party never came. Alone with no way to contact the outside world, the teens are left only with a DVD containing a sinister message saying “Vengeance is mine.” Now the kids are dying and it’s up to Meg to put the clues back together, to find the killer who may be closer than she thinks.

Ten, published on September 18, 2012, by Balzer & Bray, is a young adult thriller by Gretchen McNeil that is a retelling of Agatha Christie‘s classic mystery/thriller And Then There Were None.
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Review: Answering Big Questions With ‘The Children of Darkness’ (The Seekers, #1) – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala

81bVuvqtYoL-683x1024When a teaching corrupts one of the kids, the others are forced to save him. One night, a whisper of hope in the darkness leads three children—Nathaniel, Orah, and Thomas—on an adventure for the truth, and an unimaginable freedom[…] Continue reading “Review: Answering Big Questions With ‘The Children of Darkness’ (The Seekers, #1) – Emertainment Monthly”