Reviews by Tag: character-driven

Teen Review
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
5
Rated by
Nala C.
Jun 21, 2022

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is an Old-Hollywood read centered around Evelyn Hugo, a legendary actress. Evelyn’s life story, and the truth about her seven husbands, has never been revealed–until now. Evelyn decides to give newbie journalist Monique Grant the opportunity of a lifetime; to write a piece on Evelyn herself directly from the retired actress.

Teen Review
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic

By V.E. Schwab
5
Rated by
Alyssa F.
Mar 1, 2022

I love love love this book. Filled with adventure, fantasy, thrill, some romance and even a few creepy/intense moments. There was always something happening that made you want to keep reading and I personally couldn’t put it down. Both main characters, Kell and Deliah (Lila) Bard, were so loveable and I absolutely love them together and apart.

Teen Review
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines

By Richelle Mead
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Jan 24, 2022

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead is a paranormal, young adult, Vampire Academy spin-off series. Jill Dragomir is in danger, threatening Lissa’s place as queen. When Jill is sent into hiding, Sydney is assigned to be her protector. Her childhood was defined by the condemnation of Moroi, but now she must live among them. Although I didn’t care for Sydney in the Vampire Academy books, I was hooked on her character by the end of this novel.

Teen Review
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
5
Rated by
Lisa J.
Nov 29, 2021

The year is 1983, and Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party is just around the corner. It’s always the wildest event of the summer, attracting both celebrities and people just wanting a glimpse of the famous Riva siblings, the children of legendary singer Mick Riva. There’s Nina, who, after being abandoned by her husband, just wants a quiet place to lick her wounds and rest for a moment. There’s Jay and Hud, the inseparable brothers who have a unique bond threatened by an impending confession. And then there’s Kit, overlooked and underestimated, yet harboring her own secrets.

Teen Review
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
5
Rated by
Lisa J.
Oct 21, 2021

Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the world the truth. Over the span of her six decades as an Old Hollywood movie star and icon, she has become known for glamour, scandal, and of course, her seven marriages. But nobody really knows what happened over the course of her journey from daughter of poor immigrants to household name. Now aging and reclusive, Evelyn summons unknown journalist Monique Grant to her Upper East Side apartment to write her biography — a tell-all detailing the truth behind her facade of a life.

Teen Review
Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opal

By Jennifer L. Armentrout
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Oct 21, 2021

Opal is Jennifer L. Armentrout's third addition to her Lux series, and it's the most intense installment yet. After Dawson's return, rescuing Beth becomes everyone's newest mission, but it won't be easy. Daemon, Katy, and the others struggle to invade a DoD facility, but more importantly, they don't know who to trust.

Staff Review

Just Ella

By Margaret Peterson Haddix
4
Rated by Anne G
Oct 21, 2019

                “Why did everyone like that story so much when it wasn’t true?  Why was everyone so eager to believe it?  Was it because, in real life, ever after’s generally stink?”

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