Do It In 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (15)

Posted 23 April, 2015 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Tweet-Short Reviews | 22 Comments

As usual, I’ve blown through a big ole pile of books and, as usual, am behind in my reviews. Let’s face it, I’m never going to catch up. My Tweet-short reviews are a way for me to highlight some recent or upcoming releases while also keeping track of what I read (I *try* to keep up via Goodreads but…yeah.).

Anyway, featured in this edition of Tweet-Short Reviews are Macmillan Teen books of all flavors — Swoon Reads, Fierce Reads, contemporary, romance, fantasy and paranormal — a total mixed bag of treats.


20443207THE WINNER’S CRIME (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
(YA fantasy; hardcover, 402 pages; published March 3, 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux; source: publisher)

HOLY COW! What did I just read? Rutkoski put Kestrel and Arin through such pain heart-wise, politically…wow. Raised stakes, indeed. And that ending!! *clutches heart*


(YA contemporary; paperback, 328 pages; published April 7, 2015 by Feiwel & Friends; source: author)

Adored Sage. She worked to make the best of bad situations, to help people (loved the post-its!). Romance was cute, bit too much time building tension. Story made me cry!


21469090DREAM A LITTLE DREAM by Kerstin Gier
(YA paranormal; hardcover, 336 pages; published April 14, 2015 by Henry Holt and Co.; source: publisher)

Enjoyed the dream sequences; the IRL bits a bit less. Excellent voice carries the story, though there are language quirks (translated from German). Sweet romance.


21469068I’LL MEET YOU THERE by Heather Demetrios
(YA contemporary; hardcover, 379 pages; published February 3, 2015 by Henry Holt and Co.; source: publisher)

This romance is painful, truthful and emotional. Tackles some tough issues extremely well incl. PTSD and poverty. Another story that made me cry.


22561320VELVET by Temple West
(YA paranormal romance; paperback, 416 pages; expected publication: May 12, 2015 by Swoon Reads; source: publisher)

Love the cover, didn’t love the story, which is sad b/c this was my first YA vamp book in a long while. I had hope! Still, too many tropes, felt too similar to other stories.

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22 Responses to “Do It In 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (15)”

  1. I’m so happy you loved The Winner’s Crime and i’ll Meet You There! They definitelt stood out to me this year! I loved them! ALSO, I need to get my hands on THE QUEEN OF BRIGHT AND SHINY THINGS! I’ve heard SO MANY good things!
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  2. I’ll Meet You There is one I might have to pick up some day and possibly The Winner’s Crime, although, I think I’ll wait until all the books are published until giving them a go. Not a fan of cliffhangers. YA still isn’t my favorite category of reads. It’s so hard to find one that doesn’t contain whiny, immature characters. Great short & tweets, Mary!

    I’ve been having a rough time writing conventional reviews lately, so you may see a bunch of minis coming from me. Maybe a short and tweet as well. 🙂
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