Book Review: The Terror of the Southlands

Book Review: The Terror of the Southlands

The Terror of the Southlands is the second book in a middle grade series about a girl pirate in a land with magic. Hilary is reprimanded several times during the book for “unpiratical behavior” but she cannot help but try and save the Enchantress, who has gone missing. With the help of her crew, she sets off on an adventure to prove her piracy and help save the kingdom. I love the narration of these audiobooks and adore Katherine Kellgren. I especially love the different letters and newspaper articles that pepper the book, adding another layer to the story. Hilary […]

Posted 18 December, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Jane The Fox and Me

Graphic Novel Review: Jane The Fox and Me

Jane the Fox and Me is the story of a girl named Helene, who is a victim of the mean girls at her school. The only solace she has is in a book, a copy of Jane Eyre where the impossible turns into possible. Helene feels that she is ugly and fat and the girls at school only make it worse by leaving notes in bathroom stalls about her weight and being mean to her. The real conflict begins on a school camping trip, which she has to pick out a bathing suit for and cannot simply ignore her classmates’ […]

Posted 17 December, 2014
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Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014 Listed in no particular order. Doon (Doon, #1) by Carey Corp Landry Park (Landry Park, #1) by Bethany Hagen Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1) by Victoria Scott The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy, #1) by Marie Rutkoski Nil (Nil, #1) by Lynne Matson Panic by Lauren Oliver Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1) by Kelley Armstrong After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1) by Tracy Banghart […]

Posted 16 December, 2014
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The Monster Report

The Monster Report

Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Sheila‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? For Review: Seeker (Seeker, #1) […]

Posted 15 December, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Deadman Wonderland Volume 1

Graphic Novel Review: Deadman Wonderland Volume 1

Deadman Wonderland is a new series that I cannot wait to read more.  Set in Tokyo, Ganta is just your normal middle school student until a red man appears and kills everyone in his class. He is accused of mass murder, put on death row and sent to Deadman Wonderland, a prison that also acts as a television show. Ganta must survive by following the rules, participating in deadly games and finding allies. I love dangerous horrible manga I guess, because this is exactly that. Lots of death, violence, and paranormal phenomenon. I loved the graphics and the different angles […]

Posted 14 December, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Maddy Kettle The Adventure of the Thimblewitch

Graphic Novel Review: Maddy Kettle The Adventure of the Thimblewitch

Maddy Kettle comes from a family that owns a bookstore. Unfortunately, the Thimblewitch has turned them into kangaroo rats and she sets off to find a way to turn them back. Joined by her pet Toad and with the help of some balloonists, she travels on her adventure to find the Thimblewitch. What I love most is that this book takes unexpected turns and reveals truths about characters who were thought evil to be much different than expected. The illustrations are magnificent and I hope there will be more adventures to come. I will definitely be collecting these as they […]

Posted 13 December, 2014
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Book Review: This Shattered World

Book Review: This Shattered World

Taking place shortly after the events of These Broken Stars, This Shattered World introduces us to a new world and a new set of characters. I had pretty high hopes for This Shattered World going into it. I knew this time around there would be little to no Lilac and Tarver, which was fine with me. But I was really curious to see how everything would tie together from These Broken Stars. This Shattered World starts off, pacing wise, just like These Broken Stars. The plot begins by heavily focusing on our characters. Their individual stories told via dual POVs. […]

Posted 12 December, 2014
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November in Review

November in Review

  Month in Review is a feature in which we wrap up what went on each month in terms of our blog, reading and other things in our life. Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your own monthly wrap up post so we can stop by. on the blog…   Reviews:     Other Features:     Events:    more personally…   Life: Well, life has been nuts. We’ve been going out quite a bit. My husband started MMA training this year and we’ve going to a couple different fights and making new friends. My food […]

Posted 12 December, 2014
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