Publisher: Delacorte Books

Book Conversation: Hexed

Book Conversation: Hexed

Kristen and I love to talk about books with each other. What she is reading. What I am reading. What we think the other needs to be reading. When we both are reading or have read the same book, that is when the fun really happens. These are our book conversations…   Kate: Did you ever finish it? Kristen: I did and it got worse about half way through. Kate: Hexed wasn’t a horrible read but there were so many problems. Kristen: I agree, there were a lot of problems. Why was there so much death? All of the situations […]

Posted June 10, 2014
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Book Review: Tandem

Book Review: Tandem

Tandem is a really unique take on the idea of parallel universes, and what you think you will get isn't always the case. Tandem starts off well enough. Sasha lives a pretty normal life. School. Friends. Normal teenage girl stuff. Until Sasha is kidnapped by a guy she thought she knew, a guy that Sasha has secretly been crushing on since elementary school. But as Sasha soon learns, he was definitely not who she thought he was. Nor is the universe as small as she once thought either. At 448 pages, Tandem was a much thicker read than I thought […]

Posted October 3, 2013
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Book View: Bud, Not Buddy

Book View: Bud, Not Buddy

Short & Sweet: I listened to this one on audiobook and absolutely loved it. The beginning of each chapter starts with some fantastic jazz music. As a fan of jazz and the era it was created in, I fell in love with this book about a boy searching for his father. Bud is a great character, who seems to fit with the times so well as well as bringing his own personality to the table. I love his rules that he shares throughout the book and how it helps him in the long run. The setting and the mix of […]

Posted July 27, 2013
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Book Review: The Glass Puzz..

Book Review: The Glass Puzzle

Zoe and her cousin Ian travel to Tenby every summer to spend time with their Grandfather. Zoe is an author at heart, constantly writing ideas down as they pop into her head. Ian loves history and is a wealth of knowledge. When the two come to Tenby for the summer, they don't realize that they will be finding a new world and trying to save the town of Tenby in return.  I loved getting to know Zoe and Ian, who are two peas in a pod and make a great team when it comes to finding out the truth. Zoe […]

Posted July 11, 2013
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Book View: Brendan Buckley&..

Book View: Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It

Short & Sweet: I felt the same way my students did on this one. I thought it would be dull, but it was very exciting and touching throughout the whole book. Brendan doesn't understand a lot of things in the world and has a notebook of questions, the top of which is why his mother doesn't ever talk about his grandfather. Especially when he lives so close to their family. Brendan goes out of his way to spend time with his grandfather which leads him into a lot of trouble.   Final Verdict: A great story that really touched me […]

Posted March 21, 2013
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Book Review: Timekeeper

Book Review: Timekeeper

Review: Timeless * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Timeless, book one of the Timeless series, goes down as one of my all time favorite YA time-travel reads. It went beyond my wildest expectations. But after that killer cliff-hanger, I had to know more. Timekeeper opens basically where Timeless ended. When Philip Walker enters Michele Windsor's classroom, she just knows that she has gotten her Philip back. But wait, this Philip doesn't know her or their past. Tragic. After loving Timeless so deeply, I was sure that Timekeeper […]

Posted February 23, 2013
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Book Review: Romeo Redeemed

Book Review: Romeo Redeemed

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * After some of the craziness that was Juliet Immortal, I was really excited to dive back in and see Romeo's POV. While I thought Romeo Redeemed would be a pretty straight forward read, I quickly discovered that I was wrong. Romeo Redeemed is divided into three POVs: Romeo, Ariel, and Juliet. With each POV diving deeper into the plot. At first glance, much of Romeo Redeemed seemed like a rehash of Juliet Immortal. The night Ariel and Romeo meet is revisited with […]

Posted January 19, 2013
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Book Review: Touched

Book Review: Touched

I've enjoyed some of Cyn's other books and always look forward to them as she mainly writes standalones. It's a nice break after reading so many series books.   Poor Nick can see his future. The only problem is that it is forever changing. His mother also has the same power and has become a shut-in. Nick also lives with his grandmother who tries her best to provide for both of them. So, he tries to follow what he's supposed to do to keep the future the best it can be for him. A girl gets in the way though, […]

Posted August 20, 2012
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