Kristen Barenthaler

Curious adventurer. Crazed reader. Archery fanatic. Librarian in Training. Amateur author.

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'A Simple Favor' Book Review
2 months ago
Well, I already warned you about spoilers, so let’s just jump right in. If you like neat and tidy endings where the bad guy gets punished and everyone lives happily ever after...this isn’t the story f...
Loving the Evil of Vampires
2 months ago
We are all guilty of it as much as we may deny it. We have read Twilight, or The Vampire Diaries, or Vampire Academy, which all had spin-off movies and television shows. But when did vampires become l...
'Love and Other Things I'm Bad At'— Book Review
2 months ago
If you’ve been reading my other reviews, I bet you can guess that I like the young adult romance novels, and this may come as a surprise, but this IS another one. Catherine Clark has written many youn...
The Witches of 'Macbeth'
2 months ago
William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known playwrights, but most people today have not read many, if any, of his plays because they are considered difficult or boring. Ask a room full of people...
'Confessions of a Not It Girl'—Book Review
2 months ago
I’ve read some other novels by Kantor, but none compared to Confessions of a Not It Girl in my opinion. Originally published in 2004, the story still holds relevance for today’s teenage generations of...
'Forbidden Boy'—Book Review
2 months ago
Overall, I greatly enjoyed reading Forbidden Boy. The basic plot line runs along the theme of a modernized Romeo & Juliet. A young girl, living in her family beach house, meets a charming boy at a par...