The House of Hades by: Rick Riordan (2013)
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
Source: My husband bought it for me!
My Review: Rick Riordan has done it again! He created a fun and wild ride for the young half-bloods in the Heroes of Olympus series. Reading about Percy and Annabeth's struggle through Tartarus was harsh and amazing at the same time because who doesn't love some Percy and Annabeth togetherness time? Characters from past Percy Jackson books are brought back in to play. Leo's plot line gets better and Frank is no longer super annoying. Basically this book was just plain awesome. Riordan always manages to have just the right amount of humor among the bleakness that the heroes always have to face. We find out more about the prophecy in this book and get some answers. I do wish I would have gotten a little more Jason time though. The ending has me on the edge of my seat impatiently waiting for the last book in the series.
The Bride Wore Size 12 by: Meg Cabot (2013)
Publisher: William Morrow
Source: The Library
My Review: I am really hoping this book isn't the last in the Heather Wells Mystery Series. Once again I enjoyed the easy read and the wonderful characters in The Bride Wore Size 12. I pretty much love every single character in the book. I just can't help it. The book is just so charming and a great book to read while curled up on the couch with some hot chocolate. It brought me many laughs and I always have fun stepping into Heather's shoes trying to solve the latest mystery in the dorms that she works at. The only thing I would have liked was a little bit longer of a book so we could have more time focused on the romance between Cooper and Heather and just a longer story in general. It felt a little rushed to me. Overall Meg Cabot continues to write hilarious mystery novels and this one shouldn't be missed.
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by: April Henry (2013)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Source: The Library
My Review: This is one thriller where I couldn't see all the big reveals in advance, meaning that I actually was shocked at times and this made it very enjoyable to read. Plus, who doesn't love a main character that is having problems remembering who she is? The characters are a little awkward at times but other than that I didn't have a problem with them. It does have some great suspense and some good action scenes but some of it was just kind of eh. Ty risking his life for a stranger (the girl who doesn't know who she is) and the not so great big picture of why the girl (the same girl who doesn't know who she is) is being chased is what bumped this review down to three stars.Sorry I don't give her name but I can't really. I can say it wasn't boring though. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is good if you are looking for a quick read and a young adult stand a lone novel.