Feb 24

ARC Review: The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

Title:  The Secret Diamond Sisters

Author: Michelle Madow

Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Publication Date:  February 25, 2014
Page Count:  499
Where I got:  Publisher via Netgalley
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 9.99
Format I read it in:  Kindle.

Challenges:  2014 Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge








Feb 20

Review: The Awakening by L.J. Smith

awakeningvdTitle: The Awakening
Author: L.J. Smith
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
Page Count: 324
Where I got it: Purchased
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 9.99
Format I read it in: eBook


A deadly love triangle

Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any guy she wants.

Stefan: brooding and mysterious, desperately trying to resist his desire for Elena . . . for her own good.

Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him.

Feb 17

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Feb 16

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Title:  Allegiant
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date:  October 22, 2013
Page Count: 545
Where I got it:  Purchased
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 19.99
Format I read it in:  Kindle




What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent andInsurgent.

My Thoughts:
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Feb 12

ARC Review: Blue Gold by Elizabeth Stewart

Blue GoldTitle:  Blue Gold
Author:  Elizabeth Stewart
Publisher:  Annick Press
Publication Date: February 18, 2014
Page Count:  296
Where I got it:  Netgalley
Where you can get it:  Amazon
How much: List Price 10.99
Format I read it in: eARC


Coltan, or “blue gold,” is a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Across continents, the lives of three teen girls are affected by the “blue gold” trade.

Sylvie’s family had to lee the Democratic Republic of the Congo after her father was killed by a rogue militia gang in the conlict for control of coltan. The refugee camp where she now lives is deplorable, and Sylvie yearns for a way out—to save not only herself, but her remaining family.

Feb 07

Just a Brief Update

As you may be aware, Just Another Rabid Reader has been a bit quieter than what you had gotten accustomed to over this time last year.  There were some life circumstances that came up and I felt the need to pull back a bit.  Please rest assured that I am still here and am finally getting back on track.  After a somewhat extended hiatus, I am now building up a cache of reviews and you should see the return of fairly frequent content here very soon again.  Within a week or two, I should have a fair number of posts set to go on standby and scheduled up so that I can guarantee a fairly regular posting of reviews in the coming weeks to months.  I do not want to find myself in a position of not having any content again, so before there is a plethora of posts coming, I want to get some reviews drafted up so that I can ensure that there won’t be another dry spell.  Happy reading, and I look forward to getting back into the swing and getting to know more of my readers!