Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books

Book Review: One Past Midni..

Book Review: One Past Midnight

Going into One Past Midnight, I expected parallel universes. Maybe something supernatural. Maybe something dealing with science. I never had a concrete idea in my head as to what exactly One Past Midnight would be, but I knew it sounded a little different from what I had been reading lately. The story centers on Sabine. The girl with two lives. As long as she can remember, every day at midnight, she switches worlds. Different life. Different family. Basically, a different girl completely. Except, Sabine knows that she is switching lives. Knows that come midnight, she is leaving one life behind […]

Posted July 12, 2014
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Book Review: A Question of ..

Book Review: A Question of Magic

I confess I haven't read any of E.D. Baker's books previously, so I went into A Question of Magic without expectations. The idea of taking the story of Baba Yaga and turning it into a full length story was an intriguing idea. Serafina has a quaint and sweet life for the most part, when her great aunt calls her to claim her inheritance. She gets stuck with her brother in law Vicktor to travel with, when she would rather be with the dashing love of her life. So when she approaches her great aunt's cottage, with bones as a fence […]

Posted December 6, 2013
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Book Review: Crown of Midni..

Book Review: Crown of Midnight

Entering into the Crown of Midnight, I had some baggage. The first installment, Throne of Glass, was an enjoyable read, but the flaws from book one stuck with me throughout most of the beginning of the sequel. I often found myself wondered, 'would this sequel again make promises that it could not keep?' Would I again be looking back at the read thinking 'darn, again this one had a lot of potiental but it never found the stride it needed?' The answer to those questions is not easily answered. Since like Throne of Glass, I found myself pleased, but wondering […]

Posted August 18, 2013
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Book Review: Endure

Book Review: Endure

Reviews:  Need / Captivate / Entice   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series.  Read at your own risk*   For the better part of a few years now, Carrie Jones has had me bewitched with her Need series. The ride throughout the books has been a joy, but also not an easy one. With Endure, the final installment, I knew that a lot laying on the line. Would it live up to my expectations? Or would I sadly have to write this off as a series that started so promising then fell off the […]

Posted July 13, 2012
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Book Review: Magic Under St..

Book Review: Magic Under Stone

Review: Magic Under Glass   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from the first book of the series, Magic Under Glass. Read at your own risk *   First Impression: Dolamore greatly impressed me with her vision in Magic Under Glass. With that ending, I have been holding my breath with anticipation for the sequel. While Reading: Magic Under Stone is a dazzling sequel in some regards. In others, I must sadly admit some disappointment. If you remember, Erris, our hero, is a fairy prince who through a cruel twist of fate was imprisoned in a clockwork body. Our heroine, […]

Posted March 2, 2012
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Book Review: Between the Se..

Book Review: Between the Sea and Sky

"A fish may love a bird, but where would they live?"   -Drew Berrymore, Ever After   This quote instantly came to mind as I read this summary. Fish.. Bird.. forbidden love. It was all there like a siren song. Begging me to read it.   Esmerine is not like her fellow mermaids. Most are content with becoming sirens. The highest honor a mermaid can hope to achieve. But not Esmerine. She longs for more. The lands that are described in the books she reads. Seeing what secrets the human world possesses. And reuniting with a long lost friend.  All this seems out of […]

Posted October 27, 2011
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Book Review: The Vision

Book Review: The Vision

Review: The Mark   The Mark left off with a bit of a reveal about Cassie's past and why she is the way she is and it intrigued me greatly. When I heard there was a sequel coming out, I had to pick it up.   I was hoping for more depth into Cassie's past, but it definitely wasn't jumping out at the beginning of the novel. The book slides back into her normal day: going to school, trying to find another like her, etc. And, of course, another guy interest. Only this one is more obsessed than Lucas, but […]

Posted September 29, 2011
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Book Review: After Obsessio..

Book Review: After Obsession

After Obsession and its summary seem to have it all. Possession. Navajo lore. Romance. Plus a drop dead beautiful cover. Sign me up!   You know those books about possessions… ghosts… or the supernatural that you think may be creepy, but, in the end, leave you feeling kinda disappointed due to it not living up to its full potential? Well, After Obsession is definitely not one of those books. The story starts off choppy. Throwing readers right into the mix. It felt like I was on a boat and needing a minute to gain my bearings. But once I did, […]

Posted September 6, 2011
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