Category: Book Review

Book Review: Orphan Island ..

Book Review: Orphan Island + Giveaway

Jinny is one of nine children living on a mysterious island. Each year a new child arrives and the Eldest leaves on a green boat that mysteriously appears. When her best friend Deen leaves her, she becomes the Eldest and in charge of a little girl who knows nothing about the island rules. She must teach her before her own year is up and she must leave. The island itself is quite mysterious. It seems like a fairy tale – where you can’t really be harmed such as a gust of wind will keep you from falling off a cliff. The […]

Posted May 20, 2017
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Book Review + Blog Tour + Giveaway: The Shadow Cipher

Twins Tess and Theo are named after the notorious Morningstar siblings, who disappeared years ago and left New York City with a cipher to solve – at which there was a treasure at the end. When their building, one designed by the Morningstars is bought and they have to vacate, the twins with the help of their friend and neighbor Jaime decide they must solve the cipher. What they don’t realize is what they’ve gotten themselves into, the danger behind trying to find the treasure and what will happen when they do. I love this alternate NYC, one that has […]

Posted May 3, 2017
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Blog Tour: Posted + Giveawa..

Blog Tour: Posted + Giveaway

Anderson never fails to impress me. I was never a nerd when I was in school, until maybe high school. I didn’t really understand labels, but I love how it’s coined in this book – finding your “tribe” – the people you meld with. So what is this book about? I’m so choked up from the ending that it’s hard to think about the beginning. It’s about bullying, standing your ground, and being yourself no matter what. Rose crashes into a group of 4 boys and Frost (our main character) knows that nothing will ever be the same again. Rose […]

Posted April 24, 2017
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Audiobook Review: Boneshake..

Audiobook Review: Boneshaker

Boneshaker is a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while now. I have them in book format, but decided to listen to the first on audiobook. I loved the narration and felt pulled away right into the story. The setting is steampunk, a feeling of darker, older times but with a mix of technology. In fact, technology is what laid to ruin the world that Briar and Zeke currently live in. It’s Zeke’s father and Briar’s husband that created the machine that went awry and created a city to be blocked off because of the living dead. Zeke […]

Posted April 14, 2017
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Graphic Novel Review: Somet..

Graphic Novel Review: Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride

Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride brought me back to my own thoughts of my own wedding. As much as I don’t usual read memoirs, I love them in graphic format and have enjoyed Knisley’s other books. I didn’t go into as much planning as Lucy did but it was lovely to see another glimpse into a wedding being planned. I love the way she mixed the format of graphic novel, involved some actual photos and really sectioned the book well. She involved traditions along with what she personally chose for her own wedding. I absolutely loved the moments with […]

Posted April 12, 2017
Book Review, Graphic Novel Review
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Graphic Novel Review: Demon..

Graphic Novel Review: Demon Volume 1

What if you just wanted to commit suicide? But every time you did, you woke up alive… That is what is happening to Jimmy Yee. But there’s more to it than that. The artwork is pretty awesome and the story is very shocking in many ways. I felt disconcertingly involved in the story. A bit like watching a train wreck over and over again. It’s definitely a very adult book and one I’m curious as to what will happen in the follow volumes. Verdict: Overall, something that you must read and decide if you enjoy yourself. It’s not my typical […]

Posted April 9, 2017
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Book Review: The Castle in ..

Book Review: The Castle in the Mist

The Castle in the Mist is the story of Tess and Max, two children who have been left with their aunt in the English countryside while their father is off as a war correspondent and their mother is recovering from illness. Tess wanders off one day and finds a key that leads her to a hidden garden where she meets a boy named William. When he shows her around, she meets his delightful caretakers – Marie who is his nanny, the cook, and Barnaby who is a gardener. Strange things happen when she visits, including a scary moment within the […]

Posted April 8, 2017
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Book Review: Me and Marvin ..

Book Review: Me and Marvin Gardens

Me and Marvin Gardens is about a boy named Obe, who lives in the rural part of Pennsylvania. The land he lives on and now is being sold to housing developers used to be his family’s land, but his great grandfather had a drinking problem and it got taken by the banks. His family has a small portion that his great grandmother bought and lives comfortably. Unfortunately these new complexes means new families and he seems to have lost his only friend Tommy to a group of new kids. Their friendship ends quite dramatically with a fight over territory – the woods […]

Posted March 25, 2017
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