Publisher: Dial Books

Book Review: Texting the Un..

Book Review: Texting the Underworld

Texting the Underworld starts off with the reader meeting Conor, a boy who is afraid of spiders and definitely not seeking out adventure. When a banshee named Ashling shows up in his room, he knows there will be a death in his family. Ashling is there to stay, curious about middle school and may not enjoy her new job as a banshee, but she knows she must go through with it or go crazy. Conor decides to talk to his grandfather about what is going on and he assumes he will be the one that will be called by the […]

Posted February 8, 2014
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Book Review: The Mouse with..

Book Review: The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail is a book I knew I would enjoy. I also found this one on audio at the local library and it is always nice to break up longer audios with short ones. Right off the bat, this book reminded me of The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo. I know in the description of the book it also mentions the similarities between the two books. The audio was well done and I found it fun to listen to and wanting to learn what would happen next to the brave Mouse Minor. Mouse Minor […]

Posted November 13, 2013
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Book Review: The Twistrose ..

Book Review: The Twistrose Key

I have been anticipating this book since I first read the summary and found from page one that I was in a magical world of imagination. The beautiful settings really brought Lin's world to life as she found herself looking for answers. She receives a key that could only belong to a certain door, one that she finds in the cellar. Where this door leads to is another world, where all beloved pets go to after dying in their own world. The world is no heaven though, strife with it's own problems that are usually solved by a Twistrose child, […]

Posted October 17, 2013
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Book Review: No Easy Way Ou..

Book Review: No Easy Way Out

No Easy Way Out is the sequel to No Safety in Numbers, where a virus breaks out in a mall and they become quarantined. After 6 days of being stuck in the mall, things seem to have gotten out of control. This book starts off on day 7 and follows four different teens: Lexi the daughter of the Senator in charge of the mall, Marco a boy who has an access key card and uses it to his advantage, Shay a girl whose grandmother died and is sought after by two boys – Marco and then Ryan, who is a football player […]

Posted August 9, 2013
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Book Review: The Obsidian M..

Book Review: The Obsidian Mirror

I expected a lot out of this book, having enjoyed Fisher's previous books. I was about 60% into it when the action started to pick up, which kept me reading and I'm glad I didn't give up on it like I wanted to. The Obsidian Mirror starts off slow, introducing characters and a bit of their backstory while pushing them all together into one tiny corner of the universe. I didn't connect with any of the many characters right away and I honestly probably like one or two of the side characters better than the main ones. I felt like their […]

Posted April 26, 2013
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Book View: Nerve

Book View: Nerve

Short and Sweet: It all starts with a dare. After reading a similar book, Nerve was a read that, honestly, I was expecting to dislike. But after a few pages, I was hooked. However, that does not mean that Nerve was all sunshine and rainbows. While some of the dares were enjoyable, others were cringe-worthy at best. It was really about a 50-50 mix. Nerve has a good premise. But parts of the read failed in its execution. Nerve kept me on the edge of my seat. But also had me questioning why these teens really felt the need to […]

Posted November 28, 2012
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Book Review: The Treachery of Beautiful Things

The Treachery of Beautiful Things is a hard book to pin down. It is not a fairy tale, but it is. It does not take place fully in the modern world, but it does. Element upon element seem out of place, but in the overall picture, fit together perfectly. Beginning in the modern world, Long introduces us siblings, Jenny and Tom. Jenny is content reading books and allowing herself to take the back seat to her brother Tom's musical genius. Tom loves his music, but hates the pressures that his parents have forced on him. Their lives both change one […]

Posted November 12, 2012
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Book Review: Gods and Warri..

Book Review: Gods and Warriors

When I heard Michelle was starting a new series, I was intrigued, having read Wolf Brother and enjoying it. Also, she writes in a unique setting that my higher readers really find interesting and I was excited to see that she kept to olden times.    It was hard to put this book down. When we meet Hylas he is already on the run from the Crows, separated from his sister and trying to stay alive. He's an outsider, not from the land he resides on and the tribe barely tolerates him and his sister. Hylas finds no help by […]

Posted September 21, 2012
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