Book Review: World War Z

Book Review: World War Z

Author: Max BrooksReleased: 2006Summary from GoodReads: The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never […]

Posted September 2, 2009
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Book Review: Assiniboin Gir..

Book Review: Assiniboin Girl

Assiniboin Girlby Kathi Wallace From the author’s website: Mary Two Dogs is lost. She grew up in New York the only child of musician parents, but when they die in a car accident coming back from a gig, she’s shipped off to live with her Aunt Janet in Georgia. The South is a strange new world to her, and she becomes the target of racist attacks from some of the other girls. Her Aunt Janet, an undercover FBI agent can’t move, but to keep Mary safe, she sends her to the Assiniboin reservation in Montana. There Mary has to learn […]

Posted August 30, 2009
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Book Review: Dragon Spear

Book Review: Dragon Spear

Dragon SpearBy Jessica Day George From the author’s website: The exciting conclusion to the Dragon Slippers trilogy. As far as Creel is concerned, all is finally right with the world. The dragon king, Shardas, and his queen, Velika, have made a comfortable home on the Far Islands. And with a tentative peace declared between dragons and humans, it seems the perfect time for Creel and Prince Luka to plan their wedding…or maybe not. Because when Velika gets kidnapped, Creel and Luka will join their dragon friends on their most dangerous adventure yet–only to discover that the real enemy may be […]

Posted August 30, 2009
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Book Review: Hush, Hush

Book Review: Hush, Hush

Author: Becca FitzpatrickRelease Date: October 13, 2009Summary from Goodreads: For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t […]

Posted August 29, 2009
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Book Review: Tomorrow When ..

You will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide. 1 Book you read and/or reviewed this week2 Words that describe the book3 Settings where it took place or characters you met4 Things you liked and/or disliked about it5 Stars or less for your rating? Here are mine:1 Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden (audio)2 Suspenseful, dramatic3 Ellie, Lee, Homer4 Liked: pace, the action, and the actress who read the book. Disliked: unanswered questions at the end of the book (but it’s a series…so I forgive the author).5 Stars 😀This […]

Posted August 28, 2009
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Book Review: Private

Book Review: Private

Author: Kate BrianPublished: 2006Summary from GoodReads: Tradition, Honor, Excellence…and secrets so dark they’re almost invisibleFifteen-year-old Reed Brennan wins a scholarship to Easton Academy — the golden ticket away from her pill-popping mother and run-of-the-mill suburban life. But when she arrives on the beautiful, tradition-steeped campus of Easton, everyone is just a bit more sophisticated, a bit more gorgeous, and a lot wealthier than she ever thought possible. Reed realizes that even though she has been accepted to Easton, Easton has not accepted her. She feels like she’s on the outside, looking in.Until she meets the Billings Girls. They are the […]

Posted August 27, 2009
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Book Review: The Swan Maide..

Book Review: The Swan Maiden

Author: Heather TomlinsonPublished: 2007Summary from GoodReads: In the quiet hour before dawn, anything can happen. A third daughter can dream of being a creature of flight and magic, of wearing a swan-skin like her sisters. But Doucette must run the castle household while her older sisters learn to weave spells. Her dream of flying is exactly that—until the day she discovers her own hidden birthright. Sudden, soaring freedom—it is a wish come true. Yet it comes with a price. As Doucette struggles to find her own way in the world, she risks losing the one she loves most of all. […]

Posted August 26, 2009
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Book Review: The Family Bon..

Book Review: The Family Bones

The Family Bonesby Kimberly Raiser A New Home, A Loving Family, A Dark Secret Will they stay? Will they survive? The Weavers have inherited family property in Astral, Pennsylvania, a town so small that Mrs. Weaver can find no mention of it on the Internet, save for a tiny spot on Google Earth. Hoping for a simpler, small-town existence for their young family, Steven and Tara eagerly head to Astral to see what they hope will be their dream house. As they explore their potential new home, the Weavers begin to discover secret passageways, secret rooms, and long buried family […]

Posted August 23, 2009
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