Book Reviews

fairy TaleFairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Review by Annie McElfresh

PLOT: “Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.
Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future.”
REVIEW: I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! This book made me fall in love with Cam and Morgan. I rooted for them the whole way. And I absolutly LOVE Pip! Very few things in life make me cry, and I found myself getting a little misty over this one!

demon_envy Demon Envy by Erin Lynn

Review done by: Annie McElfresh


“Being a teenager can be hell-especially when you’re friends with someone who was born there.
Kenzie Sutcliffe woke up to another normal morning-until a demon popped up in her shower. While trying to get rid of a monster zit, she dropped her acne lotion in the tub. And when fifty bucks’ worth of it swirled down the drain, it freed a demon from his prison portal. A mysteriously geeky-looking demon.

So now Kenzie is saddled with a creature who looks and acts like every other guy she knows-that is, annoying. At least Levi has a job-if you can call it that. He has to stir up envy and jealousy in humans, or he starves. All he’s tempting Kenzie to do is to crawl back into her bedroom and hide there forever. Because no one is going to be coveting her life after this.”


This is a short novel. Very easy to read in one sitting. I loved this book. Great Teen voice and very funny! The characters were totally believable and I fell in love with Kenzie. I rooted for her the whole way. This book really moves. I couldn’t put it down. I took some major pacing notes from this book.

I love Levi, if I ever get stuck with a demon I hope it’s just like him! I’m excited to check out the sequel Speed Demon. So bring on some more drama between Kenzie and Levi.

I highly recommend this one!


51Robd8huQL._SL500_AA240_Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers

Reveiw by Hannah W

Plot: Perfect Parker Fadley isn’t so perfect anymore. She’s quit the cheerleading squad, she’s dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she’s failing school. Her parents are on constant suicide watch and her counselors think she’s playing games… but what they don’t know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn’t something she can say out loud. It isn’t even something she can say to herself.

A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault.

Review: I think the best thing about this book was that I was guessing right up till the end. I was expecting a light, fluffy read and I got none of that. There were romantic moments. There were funny moments. But there were also sad, jaw-dropping moments. If you’re looking for an excellent plot and well-written story, this is one for you.  You won’t be disappointed! Just remember to ask yourself what the worst thing you’ve ever done is. Then be prepared to be surprised at Parker’s answer.


Carter Finally Gets it By Brent Crawford

Review By: Annie McElfresh


“Will Carter is about to start high school and worries about finding his place and making his mark, especially when it come to girls. Carter isn’t exactly smooth, he’s got ADD and tends to stutter in moments of duress (expecially when fixated with boobs, tits, and belly buttons), but he has a great group of friends, dogged determination, and a wise sister who’ll help him stumble through his freshman year, find his first love, face down the school bully, and learn who he really is. Crawford’s debut is hysterical from start to finish. Readers will find themselves muffling uncontrollable laughter as they rush to find out what clumsy escapade Carter will plunge himself into next.”

Full MoonFull Moon by Rachel Hawthorne

Review by Annie McElfresh

Plot: “Lindsey is wild and reckless, a natural rebel–maybe because her entire life was laid out for her even before she was born. Her parents are among the most powerful members of the Dark Guardians, an ancient tribe of werewolves and they arranged Lindsey’s betrothal to Conner long ago. The next full moon is coming all too soon, and then her commitment to Conner will be final–no turning back. She should be happy…so why can’t she stop thinking about gorgeous, brooding Rafe?

When a dangerous threat on the pack escalates, so do tensions between Connor and Rafe. A fight over Lindsey is imminent, but will it be to the death?”

Review: Rachel Hawthorne is by far my favorite YA author. So if you haven’t read any of her novels…run out and get one right now! She has several contemporary YA novels and her Dark Guardians trilogy is phenomenal! I just finished book two in this series, which is what I reviewed above and it was just as fabulous as the the first novel Moonlight. I can’t wait to start Dark of the Moon. Rachel’s style of writing is very smooth and very readable. I have fallen in love every time I have read one of her novels. She is my writing icon. Read this series 🙂



  1. Great post, Annie!!

  2. Great review!!! – Jamie

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