Publisher: Candlewick Press

Book Review: Frost

Book Review: Frost

Review: Stork   My husband's family is from Iceland, so I am very familar with many of the Norse and Icelandic folktale and customs. It was great to actually see something completely different in the YA genre. Plus, I ADORED Stork. When I saw that the sequel was coming out, I knew I had to read it.   Frost picks up a little bit after Stork finished. Kat is getting use to her Stork abilities. Her mom and Stanley are excited about the baby. And her and Jack are going strong as a couple… well… maybe. If you have read […]

Posted September 30, 2011
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Book Review: A Long, Long S..

Book Review: A Long, Long Sleep

Dystopian and fairy tale elements? Yes, please. I was instantly drawn to A Long, Long Sleep for the promise of something (hopefully) different in the crowded dystopian genre.   A Long, Long Sleep on the outside looks like it is a dystopian version of Sleeping Beauty. And yes, there are those fairy tale-esque moments, but that is not all there is to it. And I, for one, could not have been happier.   Unlike most dystopians, A Long, Long Sleep does not focus much on the technology… the society. Everything centers more on Rose and her experience. A young girl that had everything in […]

Posted September 20, 2011
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Book View: Stork

Book View: Stork

Short & Sweet: Our main character, Katla (aka Kat), has been forced to move from California to Minnesota. A move that she is none to pleased with. Here in this chilly town, she uncovers a long lost secret and a secret society that she could have never dreamed existed. While reading Stork, I was completely captivated by the uniqueness of the tale. Storks… vessels… Ravens. The elements came together to make Stork a tale like nothing I have ever read. Sure, it did have a few problems. But since this is the first book in a trilogy, they have been […]

Posted August 23, 2011
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Book Review: Now Playing: S..

Book Review: Now Playing: Stoner & Spaz II

I absolutely adored Stoner & Spaz and couldn't wait to get to know A.J. a little better, because as much as Colleen has shown Ben things he never thought he'd see, she is still quite a bit crazy (and full of drugs). I was glad I didn't have to wait after reading the first because I think these characters would stick with me forever and I wanted to know more of their story.   I have to say, this book is deeper than you'd think at first glance. Especially if you are going by the title. It's interesting to see […]

Posted August 16, 2011
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Book Review: Stoner & S..

Book Review: Stoner & Spaz

I've read some of Ron's books before, so when I was asked to do another tour for a different set of books, I jumped at the opportunity. I, of course, had to read the first one first. The title reveals a bit, but I never thought spaz would mean a kid with cerebral palsy. Ben struck me right off as a bit stand-offish. And not just because he has CP. He tends to hang with himself at an old movie theatre and his voice instantly shows how much he hates his limp and the way that getting around isn't exactly […]

Posted August 15, 2011
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Book Review: Angel Burn

Book Review: Angel Burn

Angel Burn swept me off my feet. Where as most novels focus on how angels are friendly, are here to save / protect us, Angel Burn takes this is a complete different direction. Angels within Angel Burn are DARK, so dark that it borders on creepy. Now, while this may not be everyone's tup of tea, I ate this up.   Willow, our main character, has always been a little different. She could care less about the newest fashion trend. Or who so and so is dating this week. Give her a few tools, a car to work on and she is set. If all this […]

Posted July 21, 2011
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Book Review: What Comes Aft..

Book Review: What Comes After

I really thought this one sounded good, despite it not being my favorite genre and decided to give it a try. This book is a mix of emotions. Iris goes through a lot, she loses her dad, the friend she was staying with forces her to leave because her parents were fighting, and then she has to deal with an abrasive aunt who turns out to be more abusive than Iris first thought. I have to say, the way she coped was very realistic, she turned to what she knew she loved – animals, and used them to keep going. […]

Posted May 27, 2011
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Book Review: Another Pan

Book Review: Another Pan

  Going into Another Pan, I was lost. I do not know if I am the only one, but for some reason I thought Another Pan was going to be a continuation of Another Faust. I was wrong. The tale still centers around Marlowe School and the creepy, evil nanny / nurse lady from the previous novel. Where Another Pan deviates is that we now have a new set of main characters, new tale retelling, and new myths. To start off with, I love Egyptian lore and I love Peter Pan. But I am not too sure I love them together. While some aspects […]

Posted February 3, 2011
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