Public School Superhero Giveaway

Public School Superhero Giveaway

One of the bestselling authors of all times has another great new book for middle school students out and I’m happy to offer this great giveaway in honor of it. I’m a huge fan of James Patterson and all that he does, so I’m excited to see that he is writing more and more for middle grade readers. JAMES PATTERSON READS prize pack Make it through middle school with James Patterson! Enter for a chance to win copies of: Public School Superhero I Funny Treasure Hunters House of Robots Prizing & samples courtesy of Little, Brown See end of post […]

Posted 24 March, 2015
Giveaway
Divider

Book Review: Shadow Study

Book Review: Shadow Study

Shadow Study is another novel set in Snyder’s beautiful and enchanting world. Revisiting the characters of Yelena and Valek, I was excited to dive in and start the adventure. For all of the charms of the world, I felt a bit disconnected at first and I think that stems from the varying perspectives. Instead of just having the plot from one viewpoint, it shows both of our characters. I understand why, the characters are separated for most of the book, but for some reason I felt a disconnect for a while due to where the view point stopped and the […]

Posted 19 March, 2015
Book Review
Divider

Monstrous Discoveries

Monstrous Discoveries

Monstrous Discoveries is a feature that mentions books that we have discovered through our sidetracking excursions around the web. While our bookshelves really are not never ending, it is always exciting to share the books we would add if it was.   Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis Releases: October 6th 2015 Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it’s hard to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she assumes it’s just the usual media-grubs. That […]

Posted 18 March, 2015
Monstrous Discoveries
Divider

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List Listed in no particular order.  An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – hearing a lot of buzz about this one!  The Dungeoneers by John David Anderson- I love his other books and cannot wait to dig into this one.   Sleepless Knight by James Sturm – my favorite series Adventures in Cartooning continues to awe me. Love these kid-friendly graphic novels. Stone in the Sky by Cecil Castellucci – I’ve been meaning to read […]

Posted 17 March, 2015
Top Ten Tuesdays
Divider

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: Ice Kissed (Kanin […]

Posted 16 March, 2015
The Monster Report
Divider

Mug O Comfort Swap Reveal

Mug O Comfort Swap Reveal

Thanks to the ladies at Chaotic Goddess Swaps for hosting this awesome Mug O’ Comfort Swap! The thing I love most about these swaps is you get to converse with your swap partner and really get to know them. I was excited because my partner Lisa from Books in the Burbs is not only a book lover but just overall awesome. We had a lot of the same tastes, so I was excited to get to work. Even more excited when my own package came! First of all, Lisa themed it around a book I’ve been dying to read – […]

Posted 15 March, 2015
Swaps
Divider

Book Review: A Wicked Thing

Book Review: A Wicked Thing

Retellings can be such a wonderful thing. Breathing new life into a favorite tale. Answering long held questions. Answering questions you never realized you had. A Wicked Thing held so much potential. Discovering what happened to Aurora after she awoke from true love’s kiss. Did she live happily ever after? We will let you be the judge of that.   The stories don’t always get it right The first thing that hit me with A Wicked Thing was how close, yet how far away it was from the Sleeping Beauty tale we all know. Aurora is awoken by the kiss […]

Posted 6 March, 2015
Book Review
Divider

Monstrous Discoveries

Monstrous Discoveries

Monstrous Discoveries is a feature that mentions books that we have discovered through our sidetracking excursions around the web. While our bookshelves really are not never ending, it is always exciting to share the books we would add if it was.   Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani Releases: May 15th 2015 Claire Takata has never known much about her father, who passed away when she was a little girl. But on the anniversary of his death, not long before her seventeenth birthday, she finds a mysterious letter from her deceased father, addressed to her stepfather. Claire never even […]

Posted 4 March, 2015
Monstrous Discoveries
Divider