Graphic Novel Review: We St..

Graphic Novel Review: We Stand on Guard Volume 1

We Stand on Guard is as unique as Brian’s other graphic novels. Taking place in the future, where Canada and the US are engaged in war, a band of rebels decide to stand against them. Amber is our main character and I just love her right away. There’s a bit of backstory, lots of action and violence right off the bat and some politics thrown in. I love the visuals and the plot and all of the characters already. I just am kicking myself for starting this series right when it came out. I usually push through graphic novels rather […]

Posted March 11, 2017
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Book Review: Auggie and Me

Book Review: Auggie and Me

Auggie and Me is a set of three short stories from different view points of kids in the book Wonder. I cried pretty much through every story. I loved getting to know Julian, the boy who seems a bit of a villain and bully and has to come to terms with his actions in his short story titled Julian. I feel like I understand the way he acted now and admit to shedding some tears for his situation. In the story Pluto, we get to meet Auggie’s first best friend Christopher and see what happened to drive them apart after having moved. He was only […]

Posted March 10, 2017
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Audiobook Review: Blood of ..

Audiobook Review: Blood of Wonderland

Blood of Wonderland is the sequel to Queen of Hearts, an introduction to the evil Queen Red when she was a teenager. Dinah is now fully away from the palace and finds new friends to help her along the way. One of them is a man who she despises, who is much more to her than she could have ever thought he could be – Chesire, the king’s right hand man. Dinah has a lot of self discovery in this book. She has to find if she has the strength to face her father, who has tried to usurp her and […]

Posted March 9, 2017
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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.     These first two are sequels that I’m just dying for! The last is a beast of a new book, at about 600 pages – WOW! It also sounds epic. The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan Releases: May 2nd 2017 Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and […]

Posted March 8, 2017
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Top Ten Books Read in 2017 (so far)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Books Read in 2017 (so far) Since I’ve already read over 60 books this year, I figured I’d give you my top 10 so far! 🙂 Listed in no particular order.    Spindle (A Thousand Nights, #2) by E.K. Johnston – loved this retelling!    The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1) by Genevieve Cogman – not sure any book can top this to be honest. Might be my best read of the year!   How to Train Your Dragon(How to Train Your Dragon, #1) by Cressida Cowell – […]

Posted March 7, 2017
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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 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 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? For Review: […]

Posted March 6, 2017
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Geekin’ Rewind

Geekin’ Rewind

Geekin’ Rewind is a new feature on The Book Monsters, where we get to share our geeky loves outside of books that we feature on our blog, including manga, anime, and much more. We hope you enjoy and share some of our geeky loves!   Since I was sick this past week, I decided to catch up on Once Upon a Time… well sort of. I finally finished Season 4. I have Season 5 on Netflix, which will probably take me a while as well. It also helped me catch up on blog posts. I’m still not a big fan […]

Posted March 5, 2017
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Graphic Novel Review: Wires..

Graphic Novel Review: Wires and Nerves volume 1

Wires and Nerves Volume 1 takes place after Winter, where Cinder is trying to move over power to the people in Luna, but is dealing with rogue wolves that have escaped. Iko volunteers to try to track them down, figuring she’s the best person for the job. There’s a ton of action and I loved seeing our usual gang in the aftermath of Winter. Iko’s adventures lead her to each group and we get a peak at what life is like for them. The only downside is I wasn’t in love with the illustrations. They’re good, they just didn’t really pop […]

Posted March 4, 2017
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