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My name is Savannah and I’m the founder Books With Bite.  Books have always found a way to my heart with great literature and adventure. Though I may not be a teen, I wish I could be!

Review: Prisoner Of Night & Fog

Prisoner of Night and Fog - Anne Blankman

 have to admit that when I started this book I thought I was reading a paranormal book, but nothing like this. So when I read the first chapter imagine my surprise when my eyes widen and fell deeper into the story.


Plot: In short, this story takes place during the time of Adolf Hitler. Even though the story is very good there are some parts of the story that just made my heart break. The plot is awesome. There is much vivid detail of the time-period, characters as well as the oppression the people went through.


Hilter: One thing the author did create is the image of Hilter that you can’t help but find interesting. At first you see him as nice, caring person. He only wanted what was best for people and then slowly over the course of each chapter, he became darker and darker. It begins with small things, like him being stern, correcting the wrong. Then he just got… well evil. I love that the main character Gretchen at first she admired this guy. She followed him everywhere thinking that he will side with her. Only time will tell what he was really like. By the end of the story I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to finish cause I felt so nervous and…scared for myself and Gretchen.


Ending: The ending just leaves the reader wanting more. I mean, c’mon. Things can’t happen and then it be over. I would love to read the next book and see what happens with Gretchen. I can only imagine with that ending what Gretchen will face next. Unlocking the secrets of her past has given Gretchen this new found strength to do much.


If you are into stories based on real history, give this book a try. It is amazing in giving the reader a real but fiction story of what happen during those times. Prisoner Of Night & Fog is amazing.

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Review: Wings

Wings - Elizabeth  Richards

Finally reading this conclusion, I can now say how much I really enjoyed the series. The ending is exciting yet full of revelations for the reader to enjoy.


Plot: So if you have not read this series give it a go. It’s exciting with a lot of drama and action pack with on the run fights to keep your heart racing. The plot picked up right where the last book left off, introducing the reader to the past. I love it when the reader gets more information from the past. It’s like a history lesson on why certain things happen. And let me tell you that Wings offers some pretty scary skeletons. With each new chapter to the past, a new door of why’s are answered. And it of course only left me wanting more.


Relationships: There are some parts of the story that give the reader lots to look forward too. There are so many secrets that are exposed, the reasons behind people’s actions and just ahhh. I don’t want to give it all away but I can tell you that this story is so exciting. Every person is connected somehow to the past and all because of a relationship.


Ending: The ending is satisfying. I really like how the author brought the story together. She did a great job bringing in the past piece by piece as well as the present to help the readers understand the end. There are some sacrifices that had my heart on my throat but OMG its awesome.


Overall, this series is pretty good. It had my attention the whole way through the story and paved a way for a great reading adventure. Wings is a fantastic ending.


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Review: Lola and The Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins

I finally had a chance to read this book and WHY? Why did I wait solo long to read this book?


Plot: I can’t even explain how much I adored this book. I love the pace of the story, loved the history on the characters and just loved the overall feel of where it was taking me. It only took me a few chapters to fall in love with the story.


Love/Friendship: This part makes me giddy. I adore friendships that have history but also have a connection. At times, Cricket really upset me. Instead of the girl doing the whiplash of emotions it was the guy. I understood other stuff came up, but for me, if you want something you go for it. Lola herself is one character that is bright. She has this character that you just want to dive in and be next to. If she were a real person, I love to be friends for her.


Ending: The ending is perfect! So utterly perfect that I did not want to close the book. I loved every single minute of it.


Go read this book now. It carries a deep emotional plot about life and love. Lola and The Boy Next Door is awesome!

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Review: Hung Up

Hung Up - Kristen Tracy

I read this book while flying and found it to be pretty entertaining. I never given much thought to ever meeting someone over the phone, then again, I did speak to my husband on the phone for months before I actually met him in person so I connected well to the story.


Plot: This is about a girl who meets this guy placing an order. Over the course of their telephone calls they become closer and closer, eventually falling in love. I love that plot goes much deeper than your typical dating couple. They actually had long, deep conversations about subjects before even meeting. For me, that is much better than flirting or talking nonsense. They actually really got to know each other. The plot moves at a great pace, taking the reader back into the past and moving into the future.


Deep Talks: This is the aspect I enjoyed the most. I’m not sure if it is just cause I’m a girl and love to talk but I loved their deep emotional talks. They talked about how the past haunts them, what they want in their future, even things that are going on now in their lives. It’s really touching how even though they never met, the are they for each other in other ways that most couples are not.


Ending: Over course after talking over the phone, emails and texts through out most of the book, your probably wondering if their going to meet. The answer yes and not till the end. Believe me when I say that them meeting for the first time is amazing. I smiled ear to ear on those last couple of pages. It was so worth the read.


This is a great emotional story that carries a new meaning to relationships. Its not founded on looks or lust but really who the person really is. Hung Up is an great story.

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Review: Killer Instinct

Killer  Instinct - S.E. Green, Shannon Greenland

Where do I even start? This book is sooo good, I just want to re-read it again.


Plot: This is about a girl who thinks like a serial killer. She has urges and researches all events that deal with serial killers. In the midst of her life, there is a serial killer who has become obsessed with her. I have to admit that this story drew me in fast. From the first page, I was hooked! The plot is absolutely devouring. I’m hoping that there will be a sequel!


Serial Killer: I love shows, movies and stories that go deep into the mind of people. I like to understand what they are thinking and feeling. I felt this story gave the reader a deep and emotional insight on Lane. I loved her thoughts, the way she saw things and the way she handled things. There were at times were I saw another side of Lane. She is capable of feeling or loving it is just buried deep. She cared for her brother and did her best to protect her siblings. She also and a love interest which I felt like was good for Lane. And OMG! The way she protects the ones she loves, WOOHOO! I couldn’t stop smiling at that part.


Ending: The ending is quiet surprising. I had no idea that it would turn out that way but oh boy, do I want more. I need more. The ending is even more exciting than the beginning. Brilliant.


Dark and utterly compelling, Killer Instincts is one heck of a book! Page by page, I was lead into this dark but brilliant mind and yet it wasn’t enough. Nicely plotted with a surprise twist, Killer Instincts is amazing.

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Review: How To Meet Boys

How to Meet Boys - Catherine Clark

After I finished this book I was unsure how to feel about it. So many things happen yet everyone seemed to be okay with it.


Plot: So this plot is basically told in the synopsis. Two girls off on their own and meeting boys. Of course the best friend falls for others crush and enter drama. The plot moves at  a fairly good place. Some parts move slow but the reader is caught up by the middle of the story. Lots of history is said so that the reader can better understand the situtaion.


Best Friends/Relationships: Now this the part that REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS. Literally.

*SPOILER ALERT* (It’s in the synopsis anyway but just a warning) Highlight to see.

So Mikalaya falls for Lucy (her best friend) crush. They start to date behind her back and even kiss. Yet, its all dismiss cause she didn’t really like him anyway. WHAT?? get my drift. When Lucy got mad, everyone around her was telling her to let them be together, blah,blah, blah. I didn’t like that at all. What kind of “best friend” would do that? IDK, but this whole drama part did not sit well with me.


Ending: Even the ending felt rush. Suddenly Lucy was okay with everything. She found a new guy and we can all have a happy summer. Umm…no. Just no.


As you can tell, parts of the book I did not like. It is overall, still a good story. Despite my issues, the story carries some good lessons about love and friendship. The girls grow and mature, making hard decisions. Life is after all is not perfect so I get it. If your up for some best friend drama then give this story a go.

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Review: Endless

Endless (Embrace) - Jessica Shirvington

I don't think a book has ever made me such a nervous wreck. I let this book purposely sit on my shelf cause I could not bear to read it. Oh, I know fully well what it would contain. It would have lots of action, spilled secrets and Lincoln. Lincoln. Lincoln.


Plot: This plot pretty much follows the lost book so if you have not read the first of series...WELL WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?! HUH??!? GET TO IT MAN! TIMES-A-WASTING!


Lincoln: Is it possible to be in love with a character? He is so utterly amazing that this guy gives me butterflies in my tummy. Every time he stepped in the page I felt so much anxiety and excitement that I smiled from ear to ear. Seriously. This guy is just amazing. The sacrifices that he makes only makes me love him even more.


Ending: The ending...there are no words. I need the book. I want to read it but ahhhh! What will happen?? Too much time has past, all the hurt...I just don't know what to do! All I know is that, its amazing.


Seriously go read this series. NOW!! Go. You won't regret it.

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Review: Ask Again Later

Ask Again Later - Liz Czukas

This is a really cute, quick read that gave me just what I was looking for.


Plot: This is about a girl who get thrown in one whirlwind of prom night and friends. I really like this plot because its comical as well as realistic. If any can go wrong it does. The plot moves at a fairly well pace and in no time, I’m in the story.


Prom: I think the overall prom night is just so hectic yet funny. Heart is doing her best to please everyone but she has yet to please herself. I like that through out the prom night Heart starts to look at things differently. It is amazing to have so much happen in one night. No worries, in the end the night is something you forget.


Ending: Despite so many things going wrong, some things went right. I’m to that Heart is able to have her happily ever after.


If your into a crazy, eventful nights, give this book try. It’s was a cute, fun read and something I won’t ever forget. Especially getting locked in the trunk of the car. HILARIOUS!

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Review: Biggest Flirts

Biggest Flirts (The Superlatives) - Jennifer Echols

This is the first time that I read a book that has a plot around band. More specifically, a drum-line.


Plot: This is about a girls who is the head of the drum-line and meets a guys awkwardly at a party. Tia is very smart yet she plays down herself. She purposely will throw a challenge or even get bad grades. I like this plot but it dealt a lot with music and Tia’s future. I felt like this story really focused on Tia who’s fear is in her future. She is so scared to have anything good that she lets go of it first.


Friendship/Love: Because of her fear of the future, Tia is not one for relationships. She takes them as is, uses them for a time being and then is done. She is very open about it as well. At first, this bothered me cause I felt like Tia wasn’t allowing herself to feel. Then Will walked into her life. He changed it all cause he cause her to feel something more. She ignored it but once she realized that it is okay to have something good, she went for it.

Ending: Ending is cute and what I thought it would be. I hoping to read the next book in the series. I’m exited to see how the series will progress.


Overall, this is a great book. I really enjoyed Tia’s story and hope that the rest of the stories will be just as good. Biggest Flirts is awesome.

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Review: The Story Of Us

The Story of Us - Deb Caletti

I love me a good love story. But this story I felt hard to connect too. I couldn’t quite grasp Cricket or her way of thinking.


Plot: This is about a girl named Cricket who is trying to figure out what love is. She is unsure what love is or unsure if she could love someone. Being hurt in her past, Cricket thinks a lot. I think sometimes too much. Like she over analyzes things instead of taking it for what it is. She finds it hard to trust and well, it forces her to run away. The plot has a lot of things going on. There is the impending wedding, her family moving, dealing with new step-siblings, and of course, Cricket thinking of her first love.


Love/Friendship: The main reason I had such a hard time liking Cricket is that, she couldn’t see what was right in her face. Like, she saw it, but she couldn’t believe it. So she question it. Even though the reader doesn’t get a perfect picture of her first love, by the way she describes him you can tell that this guy loves her. He was there for her in a way that no one wasn’t. And then there is Asher. I really felt like this guy was just a filler. He was there at the right time and right place. Is he for Cricket? I don’t think so, but Cricket does. I really dislike her bouncing of feelings going on here.


Ending: The ending I was disappointed in. I was hoping that Cricket would make a decisions but she just left things weird. She wrote lots of letters to her first love yet she was with the other guy. I just don’t get it.


Overall, this book is okay. I think I would have enjoyed the book a bit more had I been able to make a better emotional connection to Cricket. I felt like her actions weren’t really justified to anything else. I just couldn’t understand her.

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Review: As I Wake

As I Wake - Elizabeth Scott

I read this book in a fairly short amount of time and found it interesting. It certainly took the story to a place I didn’t event think of.

Plot: The plot is a little confusing yet intriguing in the beginning. We meet a girl who has no idea who she is. Yet she is surrounded by people who seem to know her. She finds friends immediately who know her past and began to piece together her memory. The plot moves at a good pace that has me wanting to know more and more as I turn the pages. With each memory that is return to Ava, I began to wonder what is Ava? Who is she really? The plot leads on to such a more interesting plot twist that in the end, I was taken back.

Time-travel: This book has a bit to do with time travel or rather time jumping. There are still parts of the book that left me a bit confused but overall I was able to piece it together in the end. I think I would of like this story a bit more had there been more history on Ava and where she came from intially. There really isn’t much information on who or what Ava and the people are so it left me compelled to know more.

Ending: The ending is bittersweet to what Ava has been fighting all along and didn’t even realize it. LOVE. It’s all about soul mates and the fight to be with one another. In the end, this story is like lovers who never got the chance because the timing just sucked. Still, I’m anxious to know what could have been.

The story is pretty interesting for a short story. It does pack in a lot of information but lacks on history of the characters.  In the end it’s good and I would picked up the next book should there be one.

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Review: Royally Lost

Royally Lost - Angie Stanton

If you love travel stories mixed in with a bit of romance, then you should definitely read this book. It complies a great plot that one can enjoy on a beautiful summer day.

Plot: This is about a girl who goes on a European vacation and ends up meeting a prince, who is under disguise and running away. I like the idea of this plot because this girl who thought that nothing ever good happens to her happens to her right underneath her nose. It’s cute and super fun to read.

Love/Friendship: This is the only area that sort of bugged me cause I felt like the romance is a bit rushed. Then again, they are on limited time due to vacation and run away prince, so I can see how these two just wanted to get away from everything and have fun. Still, I wished they had time to slow down their romance instead of rushing into things. The prince’s story is quite amusing itself. I’m no royalty but I can only imagine the amount of pressure/stress they go through. They have a duty and a repetition to protect. I can totally relate to him running away just for some time.

Ending: It ended as expected. Cute and very,”awwww.” I love it. The story overall builds to this story that the reader can get lost in. The travel sights in Europe, even though I never been, almost seem real in my head.

Royally Lost is a super cute read that will you adore. It has everything you want in a teen read. Adventure, drama and most of all Love.

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Review: Crush Control

Crush Control - Jennifer Jabaley

Since reading The Lipstick Apology, I thought I give her second novel a try. I had a delightful time reading this story and enjoying the characters find love.

Plot: This is about a girl who leaves her childhood friend behind after she has to move. But before she moves, she hypnotizes him into being her friend forever. Years later, she is moving back into town and in log with him. Problem? He just wants to be friends. I really love the idea of story. Two friends staying friends over years and falling in love. The little aspect of hypnotizing him and others around her, give the story a bit of supernatural drama.

Friendship: If you love friendships that carry history and develop over time, than this is the story for you. The friendships had its up and downs.When developing into love, they both dance around their feelings. They fought and dated other people just to make the other person jealous. Of course when you use others its bound to came back to you.

Hypnotizes: I never read a book that has hypnotizing in it. I have to admit that this is a very interesting aspect of the book. At first, Willow uses hypnotizing to help others, soon she started to use it for her own use. Things got crazy with the hypnotizing went to far. It’s a good thing that Willow has an amazing mother who was there for it all.

Overall, this is great story of finding love where it was all along. Crush Control is sure to please the reader with a developing love that is amazing.

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Review: Siege and Storm

Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo

I finally got a chance to read this book and WOW. I’m blown away and just don’t even know how to start this review.


Plot: This story takes place right after the last book so I strongly recommend you pick up the first book. If you have read the first book be prepared to be blown away. There is so much emotion and drama going on I can hardly contain myself. I seriously just want to squeal! It’s so exciting!!!!


Greisha/Magic/Darkling: GAH! So much happens here. I want to say more but I’m afraid that I will give it away. Just know that there are many new characters/powers and growth in the story. You will never be bored. Trust me.


Ending: HOLY! WOW! AMAZING! CAN I READ IT ONE MORE TIME AND NOT HAVE A HEART ATTACK!! The ending is just crazy. So may revelations…so many decisions that need to be made. Just so many FEELS!!!


*Big Breathe* Just go era the book and you will be utterly satisfied yet wanting more. Siege and Storm is sensational!

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Review: She Is Not Invisible

She Is Not Invisible - Marcus Sedgwick

I love books with adventure. I especially love books that integrate real life situations. Like a blind girl off to find her father who is in trouble.


Plot: This is about a girl who is blind. She received an suspicious emails about her fathers whereabouts. When her mother refuses to do anything about it, Laureth takes off on her on. Into a country to has never even been in to save her father. I found this plot particularly interesting because of the all the obstacle Laureth faces. She faces such scrutiny and weirdness from others around her that it is hard to not reach my hand in the story and slap people. Certainly this plot has it moments where you are in awe of what this girls can “see” even with her disability. She is able to do more things than even others can not.


Fate/Coincidence: In the story, Larueth father’s is heavenly into “coincidence’s.” He is the type of person that believes everything happens for a reason. That there is somehow, someway a way everyone is connect but some force. He is off on this adventure when things go wrong or shall I say, fate or coincidence takes its place. By some mysterious coincidence force, Laureth is able to locate her father by simple reading his notebook of notes (which even I could not figure out) and putting the pieces together. Really, it amazing how everything just seem to fit.


Ending: Whether it was a coincidence or not, I think this story tells us a lot about Laureth and that is, she is not invisible. Regardless of her sight, she made changes, adventure, outcomes without the help of no one. She connected pieces, traveled to another country with her little brother in tow, and made it. SHE MADE IT!! And that people is simply amazing.


This is pretty good book. I really love the interaction that Laureth faces both good and bad on her adventure. She certainly learns more about herself that I think she ever imagined. She Is Not Invisible is great tale of adventure and life.

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Review: Hold still

Hold Still - Nina LaCour

This is another book that I picked up a while back and I’m finally getting to it. I like deep emotional stories so I was pretty sure I would like it. That is until, I met the main character.


Plot: This is about a girl who is dealing with her best friends sudden suicide. I think anything that happens so fast without any warning is enough to make anyone crazy with grief. Caitlin is caught in the middle between thinking she knew her best friend to maybe she didn’t know her as well as she thought. The plot moves at a steady pace but at times I felt like sometimes it move too slow. I wanted more details on Ingrid suicide. More details of their friendships, etc.


Friendship: I think my main problem with this book is that Caitlin didn’t really seem like her own person. She follow Ingrid a lot. It was like once Ingrid was gone Caitlin had no idea who she was anymore. Anything she did, said went all revolved around Ingrid. I get that they are best friends but it nerved me that Caitlin was so…vulnerable. In time, Caitlin does discover who she is but the movement is slow.


Suicide: This is just a had subject to even discuss.  I never went though this ever in my life so getting a chance to see it and feel through other people is all  know. Still, I can not imagine the amount a grief a person goes through dealing with this. So many unanswered questions, so many emotions….


This is a good book. I think I would have like it more had I been able to connect with the main character a bit. I just felt like Caitlin was so far off for me to understand. Then again, her whole situations is pretty hard to understand in the first place. Hold Still is good.

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