Dark Shores Book Review

Dark Shores Book Review

  It is no secret that I absolutely love pirate stories and this is no exception. We are following a girl who is one of the first mates of an acclaimed pirate ship where her mother is the captain. Basically they sail between the two worlds trading and living out their lives on the high seas. One day though Teriana has a friend who is in a dangerous situation and of course she wants to save her so she ends up telling her the one secret that is never meant to cross her lips. She tells her of the other […]

Posted April 30, 2020
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House of Salt and Sorrow Bo..

House of Salt and Sorrow Book Review

I didn’t know anything going into this book. I found the way the 12 dancing princesses fairy-tale was interwoven rather subtle for the first half of the book and I really loved the way it kinda starts dawning on you as you read. I like the way the narration is done and that for a while you become unsure if you trust what you are being told as fact or fiction. The bonds between the sisters are fun to watch unfold and to understand their past as our main character is also finding out more about stuff. I also really […]

Posted April 28, 2020
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Book Review: The Secret Gar..

Book Review: The Secret Garden

  Rereading The Secret Garden, I had forgotten how much I loved this book and movie growing up. It’s such a horrible tale of loss and learning to recover from loss. I listened to it on audio and it really captured the moments of the children as they grew up and realized things about themselves. It’s definitely one of those stories that is timeless even as it is set in an era that kids are not familiar with. I love how Mary transforms throughout the book and learns from her new experiences. Verdict: A wonderful children’s classic that all should […]

Posted April 23, 2020
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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 Jessica 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 Kathryn at the Book Date‘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? Books added […]

Posted April 19, 2020
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Romanov Book Review

Romanov Book Review

At first I wasn’t sure that I was going to continue reading this book because the beginning is rather slow and a bit confusing. Everything is much clearer by about 50 pages in I would say and that’s when my interest was caught. This is the story of the royal Romanov family that was held hostage in a small house for months. I really enjoyed the character of the tsar, his selfless and the way he loved his people and family was incredible. Our main character got on my nerves quite a bit but I did love her fighting spirit. […]

Posted April 16, 2020
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Book Review: Passenger

Book Review: Passenger

Passenger was a very slow read and one that at times towards the end got a bit confusing as the time travel started to get a bit out of control. I really liked getting to know our two main characters, Etta who is a violinist and has to learn about all this time travel stuff without preparation. Nicholas is a sailor who wants his freedom from this family, but cannot quite grab hold of. He is also black and suffers injustice in many of the time periods that he travels to. I liked the premise, but it took a long […]

Posted April 16, 2020
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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 Jessica 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 Kathryn at the Book Date‘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? Books added […]

Posted April 12, 2020
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Book Review: The Bride Test

Book Review: The Bride Test

The Bride Test was a fantastic read. I haven’t read the first in the series, but it stands on it’s own as a separate story. Mya is approached in Vietnam to become a possible bride to a woman’s son, a handsome man in America and she is weary of the opportunity but is persuaded to try. Khai is autistic and does not understand his emotions and feelings and their relationship has a rocky start. They’re forced to attend several weddings together and Mya takes a new name – Esme when she travels. There’s a lot of ups and downs in […]

Posted April 12, 2020
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