I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this one, but it seemed like a great story idea and I couldn't wait to dig into the story. The first thing I noticed about this book were the different characters. There are four different narrators in this story, each unique with their own flaws and strengths. I really enjoyed these characters and seeing how they reacted to the situation of being locked up in a mall until further notice. For once, we saw how reliable young people can be in a situation where the adults are all freaking out and […]
Publisher: Dial Books
Reviews: Graceling / Fire * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from the previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Short and Sweet: It seems like years and years have past while I have been awaiting the release of this book. Oh, wait… it was. And was the wait worth it? Abso-freakin-lutely. Bitterblue was exactly what I wanted it to be. Bitterblue, now a Queen in her own right, is trying desperately to piece together her Kingdom. Lies, betrayal, and secrets haunt Monsea. Queen Bitterblue's legacy is tarnished with the memories of […]
I loved Zink's previous series because of so many, many reasons. And there was plenty to look forward to with A Temptation of Angels. Michelle Zink has a distinctive writing style. One that I fell in love with while reading her The Prophecy of the Sisters series. And it has definitely evolved with A Temptation of Angels. It was obvious to me for the beginning that Zink was trying to do something completely different from her previous series here. And it worked out nicely. A Temptation of Angels begins with a startling revelation. Helen Cartwright, an average sixteen […]
First Impression: Dragons! One mythical creature that I definitely do not get enough of. Add in the promise of a fantasy and I was sold. While Reading: Dragonswood is a compelling mixture of mythical creatures, sweet romance, and a wonderful cast of characters. I flew through this read like it was nothing. The story starts off with witches. Yes, witches. An element that I really had not foreseen being a part of the novel. But it added a nice layer nonetheless. Tess, our main character, through a strange turn of events has been convicted of being a witch during […]
I don't usually read chick lit… but when I do… it has to be Sophie Kinsella. Sadly, in the case of my first Sophie Kinsella experience, I cannot remember what came first: the book or the movie. Either way, once I was exposed to Sophie Kinsella and her wonderful writing, I was hooked. I've Got Your Number was no exception. Our story starts off with the naive, but lovable Poppy. Having lost her engagement ring and shortly there after having her cell phone stolen, she thinks that her life cannot get much worse. When she strangely enough finds […]
I had heard a ton of buzz about this book from both librarians and bloggers alike. It wasn't until I found an audio copy at the library that I started to read this one and I found a lot of excuses to play an audiobook once I started. Briony's character is so unique. From the beginning, her voice takes the storyline and brings forward so many questions that you have to keep reading. The past and the present play a huge role in this story and the way it was narrated was brilliant. The storyline takes you to a path […]
I really got a kick out of Dragonbreath, the first in a series. It’s half graphic novel, half chapter book format. It features different creatures, including our main character who is a dragon. Only, he’s having some problems learning how to breathe fire. When him and his best friend take a tour of the ocean with his cousin, a sea-serpent, he manages to almost breathe fire – only he’s underwater.. so it sizzles out right away. The water is full of fascinating and frightening creatures, but will Danny survive to write his report on the ocean?
Short & Sweet: A fantastical new story that takes us into a creepy old house where the paintings are more than they seem. Olive finds herself in the middle of a mystery that she can't help but try to solve. Why do things move in these paintings, what is everyone so afraid of, and what exactly are those cats guarding? Final Verdict: A slightly creepy, and definitely adventurous tale of a girl who isn't afraid to believe in the unbelievable. Definitely give The Shadows a read!