Book Review: Willow by Juli..

Book Review: Willow by Julia Hoban

Willow by Julia Hoban I have to admit, when I first heard the buzz about this book, I sort of passed it by. Not to say I didn’t think the book sounded good – but the subject is one that is very sensitive and part of my own personal history. Willow is a cutter. Her parents were killed in a car accident while she was driving and she blames herself for their deaths. She lives with her brother and his wife and daughter now and she consistently feels that she is a burden that was forced upon them. Everything changes […]

Posted September 18, 2009
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Book Review: Wake

Book Review: Wake

Author: Lisa McMannReleased: 2008Summary from GoodReads: Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people’s dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power. Preface: To be honest, I went into this book very hesitantly. When this book was first released, me and some of my then co-workers had a book club of sorts, and one of the members had independently read this book. She basically said she did not like it, was […]

Posted September 18, 2009
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Book Review: Give Up the Gh..

Book Review: Give Up the Ghost

Author: Megan CreweReleases: September 15, 2009Summary from GoodReads: Cass McKenna much prefers the company of ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody… and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school. But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees. As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad–and he […]

Posted September 16, 2009
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Book Review: Shrinking Viol..

Book Review: Shrinking Violet

Shrinking Violetby Danielle Joseph From goodreads.com:High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out — doing mock broadcasts for Miami’s hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tere surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, sexy Sweet T — and to everyone’s shock, she’s a hit! Even Gavin, the only guy in school who she […]

Posted September 14, 2009
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Book Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Author: Mary E. PearsonReleased: 2008Summary from GoodReads: Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a year-long coma, and she’s still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. Her parents show her home movies of her life, her memories, but she has no recollection. Is she really the same girl she sees on the screen? Little by little, Jenna begins to remember. Along with the memories come questions—questions no one wants to answer for her. What really happened after the accident? I have been dancing around reading the book […]

Posted September 9, 2009
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Author Interview: Carolyn M..

Author Interview: Carolyn MacCullough

Today, I am happy to welcome Carolyn MacCullough, the author of Once a Witch. She was kind enough to answer some of my questions. ____________________ How long have you been writing? Since I was about eight. I wrote mainly poetry then–very,very bad poetry. Can you tell us a little about your book? Once a Witch is about a 17 year old girl, Tamsin Greene, who comes from a long line of witches. Yet she herself has no magical power…or so she thinks… How did you come up with the concept for Once a Witch? I was running through Brooklyn one […]

Posted September 8, 2009
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Book Review: Once a Witch

Book Review: Once a Witch

Once A WitchAuthor: Carolyn MacCulloughReleases: September 14, 2009Summary from GoodReads: Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin’s magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret […]

Posted September 7, 2009
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Book Review: Emily and The ..

Book Review: Emily and The Silent King

Emily & The Silent Kingby Irven Keppen From Amazon.com:Emily thought becoming a teenager was hard enough, but she had no idea what was in store for her. When the young girl from New Jersey finds herself and her three siblings magically transported to the wondrous land of Midralon, her troubles are only just beginning. Confronted by creatures right out of old fairy tales, Emily must shoulder the responsibility of getting her brothers and sister back to their own world safely or they will be forever stranded in this strange new realm! After an encounter with the sinister servants of the […]

Posted September 7, 2009
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