Review: Banished

Jan •  29 •  2011


What can I say about this book other than I love it. The plot was very intriguing and held me from page to page. Hailey is not your average kid. She is always being picked on and teased by the other kids. She has been told lies about her past and know nothing.One day after saying a student from death does she start to question things. She begins to get closer to the answer when her long lost aunt comes looking for her. There are other people, dangerous people looking for her too.

Let me tell you that this is one unique book. The plot and paranormal parts is great. It is nothing that I have seen before. What I like the most about it was how Ms. Littlefield wrote the book with her characters coming to life literally from the page. You can feel the emotions just dripping off the page. I felt for Hailey and loved her strong, endless devotion to her brother. Even with everything that she has been through, she stays strong and overcomes.

Her family is mess up. They talked down to her and don’t let her know anything. Her aunt is just a crazy old mean bat who is bitter and she deserve what she got. (Sorry, had to say it) Hailey’s fought for what she believed in and let no one stand in her way. I love this girl! The paranormal part is good. I am intrigued by the Banished and I am hoping to learn more about them in the second book.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Elodie
    Jan 29, 2011

    Thanks for your revirw !! This book is in my wishlist, I really have to purchase it !!

  2. Books Glorious Books
    Jan 29, 2011

    This looks like a good read. Really nice cover too so it would look good on a shelf!

  3. Small Review
    Jan 29, 2011

    Sounds good. I love it when an author writes really good, authentic characters.

  4. Lu
    Jan 29, 2011

    Great review! I just love this cover 🙂

  5. Jenny
    Jan 29, 2011

    I’m so excited to read this one Savy, I’m so glad you loved it! I’m glad it’s a unique book, it’s so hard to be unique in the paranormal YA genre right now, so I can’t wait to dive into this one. And strong characterization is so important to me, and it seems like this book has it:)

  6. I love hearing about paranormal books that I didn’t know about it! I’m adding this to my list, for sure, especially because you mentioned how unique and refreshing it is! Great review 🙂

  7. Oh I want this one. Unique? I’m SO there! Thanks for the great review. I need to get this book now.

  8. This one’s been on my TBR list for awhile, but I keep forgetting about it. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it though!

  9. Missie
    Jan 30, 2011

    Totally want this one now, especially if there is a unique twist. I’m always on the hunt for something different. Thanks Savy.

    Jan 30, 2011

    I love different. If I read another blurb about a new handsome boy ( or girl) turning up at a school, I put it down immeditatly. This one sounds right for me.

    My Lethal Inheritance is different too. Can’t wait for it to hit the market.

  11. Katy
    Feb 4, 2011

    I really want to read this one, I have two of her books, your review makes me want to read them next.