The League of Seven is the story of Archie Dent, son of two Septemberists, a secret society dedicated to keeping the Mangleborn at bay. Archie is on his way with his parents to the secret site of the Septemberist Society, but they find that the group has been taken over by strange bugs attached to their necks. Archie escapes with his robot, Mr. Rivets and he sets out to set his parents free of the bugs that have taken them over, while trying to stop the Mangleborn from getting free. On the way he meets Hachi and Fergus, and he realizes the three are part of the new League of Seven, a group that forms every time the Mangleborn start to rise up again. Hachi’s warrior skills are useful in dangerous situations and Fergus is the tinkerer of the group, being able to fix a lot of things. Archie thinks himself the leader of the group, but later in the book there’s a twist that reveals who he really is. For a middle grade book, this one took me a while to get into. I took three weeks to read this one nearly, but school started so I blamed it… Read more »
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More Listed in no particular order. Katie McGarry – I have meant to read the other two in this series, but never have! Julie Kagawa – I own several of her books, but have never read past the first Iron Fey novel. Bree Despain – I loved her first book but never read any others. Sophie Jordan – I loved Firelight and need to read more of her books, maybe even her romances. Justine Larbalestier – I loved this book and even own almost all of her other books, but never got around to reading them. Juliet Marillier – I love her writing but never read more than her books, even though I own quite a few. Anne Osterlund – She only has three books currently, but I need to read more than the one I finished ages ago. Diana Peterfreund – I loved this first book about unicorns and have eyed her other series that has come out, yet never gotten around to reading them! Laini Taylor – I own… Read more »
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: Suspicion by Alexandra Monir Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay Bought: Destined for Doon (Doon, #2) by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon Read this Week: Destined for Doon (Doon, #2) by Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon Currently Reading: Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) by Sara Raasch For Review: I went on a bit of a Netgalley binge this weekend… plus one in the mail. Killer Instinct (The Naturals #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Suspicion by Alexandra Monir Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funaro Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross Legacy of the Claw (Animas #1) by… Read more »
Swapoween is here! I’m excited for this swap since I love fall and Halloween. Thanks to the ladies at Chaotic Goddess Swaps for hosting such great swaps! Details! Fill a package with at least 5 goodies for your partner that you, yourself, would love to receive. The package must include items that are Halloween-related. Dates to Remember: Sign-Ups Start: Monday, September 8th Sign-Ups End: Monday, September 15th First Post MUST be Posted by: Monday, September 15th Partners assigned: Wednesday, September 17th Packages Shipped By: Saturday October 11th Show-Off Linky Opens: Wednesday, October 15th Show-Off Linky Closes: Friday, October 31st I almost missed signing up for this one! Closes Monday!
Thirteenth Child is a book about Eff, a girl who thinks she’s been cursed from birth because of her extended family’s belief that the number 13 is unlucky. Set in a world of magic, but mixed with the feeling of pioneer times and frontiers being developed, I found myself easily pulled into the story. It’s a slow book, without much action, but lots of family drama and ideas on magic versus not using magic. Eff’s family moves away from their family home so that her father can teach at a college and she gets a fresh start. She’s shy at first and tends to stick with her twin Lan, who is a double seven son, which means he will have a great amount of magic. For all the scorn she gets from her uncle and cousins, he is always there to defend her. When they move, Lan finds his own friends and Eff at times feels a bit put out and has to do some growing of her own. She’s still afraid of anyone finding out about her birth order and what it means, so she tends to keep to herself. At one point, an accident happens and she is… Read more »