Michelle Isenhoff

Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy, book one), Susan Kaye Quinn, 2011, Book Review

I am so excited to share this book! I have read over two hundred MG/YA books since reading The Hunger Games, a series that totally floored me. Out of those hundreds, Open Minds is the only one that glued my butt to my couch as The Hunger Games did. In fact, this review will be a […]

The Twilight Saga, by Stephanie Meyer, 2005-2008, Series Review

I read this entire saga while I was couchbound a few weeks ago. Then I watched the first four movies. Four books, four movies, all in the same week. Okay, I got a little hooked. It’s not my usual fare, but since the final movie is due out next week, I thought I’d post a […]

Crossed (Matched, book two), by Ally Condie, 2011, Book Review

This is a continuation of the story of Cassia and the two men she loves. She is leaving behind Xander, perfect Xander who is destined for greatness within the Society, Xander, to whom she is Matched, and looking for Ky, the Aberation who has been sent to die in the Outer Provinces, the man who […]

Matched, by Ally Condie, 2010, Book Review

Matched is the first in a trilogy of dystopian YA fiction by Ally Condie that I’ve heard so much about on the web I had to read it for myself. It’s good enough that I want to finish the trilogy, but at the same time, it doesn’t feel very original. Maybe I’m just burning out […]

Insurgent, by Veronica Roth, 2012, Book Review

Veronica Roth has created a page-turning second novel in Insurgent, which continues the dystopian YA series set in futuristic Chicago. There, society is split into factions based on predominant character traits: Dauntless, Amity, Erudite, Candor and Abnegation. These exaggerated strengths have always helped maintain balance and morality among the whole. Until Erudite sought to overpower […]

Divergent, by Veronica Roth, 2011, Book Review

I’m becoming more and more a fan of the dystopian genre. I’ve read some very good ones this year, and Divergent ranks high. Beatrice lives in what used to be Chicago, but it has become a land of factions. Five faction, to be exact, which all follow their own philosophy about how to live in peace: […]

Delirium, by Lauren Oliver, 2011, Book Review

Amor deliria nervosa, the disease that terrifies Americans. The disease that ravaged the masses, driving them to madness and death. Fortunately, there’s a cure. For 64 years now the public has been safe from irrational behavior, from pain, from fear–from love. But the cure is only effective for over-eighteens. And Lena is 93 days shy […]

Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins, Book Review

***Mockingjay is book three in the Hunger Games trilogy. If you have not read the first two, skip to my Hunger Games review (book one) or my Catching Fire review (book two). It’s over. I’ve finished the last book. Mockingjay ends as I knew it must end. And Katniss claims the man I knew she must choose. Yet the […]

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, Book Review

***Spoiler alert!  Catching Fire is book two in the Hunger Games Trilogy. If you have not read the first one yet, do not continue reading this. Instead, skip to my Hunger Games review then go out and get your hands on that book as quickly as you can! Though I loved The Hunger Games, I […]

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Book Review

I’ve been told by a dozen people that I must read this book. I now submit the same charge to you, but with a warning. This book will take over your life. It will glue your body to the couch and your eyes to the page. Chores will go undone and sleep seem not so […]

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