Perfect Ruin is a dystopian novel set on a floating city above the Earth. Morgan is a girl who tries her best to be normal, but she cannot help but wonder what is below their world as she knows it. Her own brother traveled to the edge of Internment and has been damaged by blindness because of it. When a murder occurs, something unheard of in her lifetime, things tilt even more. For once, Morgan feels a sense of fear and that things are changing. There are a lot of secrets rolled into this novel. I felt for Morgan whose curiosity […]
Princeless is a series that fans of fairy tales and strong female characters will love. Adrienne is a princess in a tower and she’s done with watching princes try to rescue her. So, she decides she’s going to save herself and then sets off to save all of her sisters in turn. There is only one prince in her family and he is not living up to his father’s expectations. I’m hoping they expand a bit on this part of the story in other volumes. It’s nice to see both genders breaking free of their usual typecasts. The humor started […]
This seems to have been the summer of reading some awesome books and Red Queen certainly is towards the top of that list. Mixing magic within a world where only the Silvers can do magic and the Reds are lowly humans, forced to slave away at lower end jobs and be drafted at a specific age to fight at war. Mare is a thief and provides for her family by stealing from the wealthy. She knows that she is bound for the war in a couple of months, but her little sister has a specialty in embroidery which the Silvers treasure. […]
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught Graphic Novels 101 Listed in no particular order. Robot Dreams by Sara Varon The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm Maus by Art Spiegelman Fagin the Jew by Will Eisner Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi The Arrival by Shaun Tan Skim by Mariko Tamaki Castle Waiting by Linda Medley Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi This have a bit more merit than my absolute favorite graphic novels and I tried to choose […]
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? I have to work… I’m […]
I had a lot of fun this week with Bout of Books, reading some awesome books and hosting a contest. I made it to both Twitter parties, the first one I left because I had a terrible migraine and the second I overslept and showed up late… but I made it! Here’s what I read: The Stepsister’s Tale ~ Princeless Book 1: Save Yourself Red Queen~ Perfect Ruin Not too shabby. I meant to read more but got busy as the new school year is starting on Monday! How did you guys do?
A Darker Shade of Magic blew me away. This book is so dark yet so vivid, the writing absolutely blew me away. Kell is our main character, one of two magicians who can travel between the worlds held together by one town – London. His home is in Red London, where he was raised alongside the prince of that land. Kell is a messenger, traveling between the worlds to the varying monarchs to deliver messages. The Gray London is where he finds Delilah Bard – aka Lila. She’s really what brings me to love this book if I’m being honest. Lila […]
The Stepsister’s Tale is the type of twisted tale that I enjoy. Taken from the point of view of Jane Montjoy, a girl who has been told she is a lady, but has been milking cows and tending to their household for years. The story of Cinderella is re-imagined. Isabella is a surprise that arrives home with their mother one day, along with a man, who Jane and her sister Maude had never met. Her mother had remarried while she was away to a widower. The transition is hard, as the two sisters are used to hard work and Isabella […]