Book Review: Shiver

Book Review: Shiver

Author: Maggie StiefvaterReleases: August 1st 2009 by Scholastic PressCopy Provided by: PublisherSummary from GoodReads: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf–her wolf–is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It […]

Posted July 31, 2009
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Book Review: The Amaranth E..

Book Review: The Amaranth Enchantment

Author: Julie BerryReleased: March 3rd 2009 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s BooksSummary from GoodReads: When Lucinda Chapdelaine was a small child, her parents left for the royal ball and never returned. Ever since, Lucinda has been stuck in perpetual servitude at her evil aunt’s jewelry store. Then, on the very same day, a mysterious visitor and an even more bizarre piece of jewelry both enter the shop, setting in motion a string of twists and turns that will forever alter Lucinda’s path. In this magical story filled with delightful surprises, Lucinda will dance at the royal ball, fall under the Amaranth […]

Posted July 30, 2009
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Book Review: Project 17

Book Review: Project 17

Author: Laurie StolarzReleased: December 18th 2007 by Hyperion Summary from GoodReads: High atop Hathorne Hill, near Boston, sits Danvers State Hospital. Built in 1878 and closed in 1992, this abandoned mental institution is rumored to be the birthplace of the lobotomy. Locals have long believed the place to be haunted. They tell stories about the unmarked graves in the back, of the cold spots felt throughout the underground tunnels, and of the treasures found inside: patients’ personal items like journals, hair combs, and bars of soap, or even their old medical records, left behind by the state for trespassers to […]

Posted July 29, 2009
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Book Review: I Was a Teenag..

Book Review: I Was a Teenage Fairy

Author: Francesca Lia BlockReleased: May 2000 by HarperCollinsSummary from GoodReads:Once upon a time, in the bubble-gum-snapping, glitter polish-wearing, lip-gloss-applying San Fernando Valley, a gentle girl named Barbie met a feisty fairy named Mab: “Maybe Mab was real. Maybe there really are girls the size of pinkies with hair the color of the darkest red oleander blossoms and skin like the greenish-white underbellies of calla lilies…. But it doesn’t matter if Mab is real or imagined, Barbie thought, as long as I can see her.” Mab, with her crabby commentary and no-holds-barred opinions, gives Barbie the strength she needs to face […]

Posted July 28, 2009
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Book Review: Catching Fire

Book Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fireby Suzanne Collins Since I don’t want to spoil anything… here is my brief review of Catching Fire. Stunning. Full of twists and turns. AMAZING. Unbelievable. And god**** cliffhanger. Suzanne Collins – send me your third book – NOW!

Posted July 27, 2009
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Author Interview: Jack W. R..

Author Interview: Jack W. Regan

Welcome readers to my first EVER interview of an author. Jack has kindly decided to be interviewed by myself on his newest book T'Aragam, which I reviewed earlier today. I am one of the stops of his Virtual Book Tour taking place through July and August. See Jack's website for more book tour dates! A little bit about Jack before we begin: Jack W. Regan has writing in his blood. His mother being a writer and English teacher, it wasn't long before Jack was trying his own hand at creative writing. At sixteen he won 2nd place in a national […]

Posted July 25, 2009
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Book Review: T’Aragam

Book Review: T’Aragam

T’Aragam The Max Ransome Chronicles, 1by Jack W. Regan From Jack W. Regan’s website: Young Max Ransome watched his father die, killed by marauding phantors as they swept through T’Aragam at the bidding of the evil wizard Zadok. Barely escaping with his own life, Max is thrust into a whirlwind journey as he races against time to save T’Aragam, the world he loves, from a dark dominion. Can Max overcome the horror of his father’s death and save T’Aragam from the grasping talons of its enemies? Woven with a charming mix of zany humor and genuine danger, T’Aragam immerses the […]

Posted July 24, 2009
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Book Review: Thorn Queen

Book Review: Thorn Queen

Author: Richelle MeadReleased: August 2009Copy Provided by: Free promotion on Amazon.comSummary from GoodReads: Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld. But after her last battle, she’s also become queen of the Thorn Land. It’s hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind. And now young girls are disappearing from the Otherworld, and no one—except Eugenie—seems willing to find out why. Eugenie has spilled plenty of fey blood in her time, but this […]

Posted July 23, 2009
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