Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Double Monster Review: Outp..

Double Monster Review: Outpost

Reviews: Enclave   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk *     Utterly captivating. Magical. This series has a spark that brings you in. And leaves you begging for more. Enclave, the fist book of the series, took readers from underground to the ruined cities of Topside. Having been exiled, Deuce and Fade had to use all their skills to survive. Outpost brings us back to this thrilling world. Deuce, Fade, Stalker, and Tegan have found Salvation. Literally. This small city maybe their only hope of surviving. But for […]

Posted September 3, 2012
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Book Review: Of Poseidon

Book Review: Of Poseidon

Ever since I was a little girl, Ariel from The Little Mermaid has always been my favorite Disney Princess. Even years later, I still now most of the lines from the movie, and still watch it on occassion. Oh, to be a little girl again. And as part of that childhood love, whenever I encounter a mermaid book, I know that I have to give it a shot.   Of Poseidon hits the spot as it tells the story of Emma, a seemingly ordinary girl, who gets swept away on an epic under the sea adventure. Ok, so Of Poseidon is not exactly similar to The Little […]

Posted July 24, 2012
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Book Review: The Humming Ro..

Book Review: The Humming Room

While I knew the inspiration of this book came from The Secret Garden, I thought the story would not have too many similarities. I loved The Secret Garden as a child and was eager to read something inspired by that novel. Roo is an orphan and fortunate to find that her uncle is wealthy and willing to take her under his wing. The place where he lives is full of sadness and there's this overwhelming secret filling the halls. Roo often hears the cry of a child and wonders if it is not a ghost, than what could it be. […]

Posted February 21, 2012
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Double Monster Review: Cind..

Double Monster Review: Cinder

  Cinderella was one of my favorite fairy tales growing up. It seems that every time a new retelling comes out, I just have to jump on it. Cinder was no exception. Look at the cover! Plus we are getting a Cinderella with cyborgs! Was so excited for this one. Cinder is a fully imagined retelling of the classic Cinderella tale with plenty of science fiction add-ins. One of the first things that I noticed about Cinder was how different it felt from every other version of Cinderella I have ever read. But strangely familiar to another one.1 Cinder lives […]

Posted January 19, 2012
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Book Review: The Girl Who C..

Book Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making

I definitely felt the connection of this book to Alice in Wonderland right away. Just the way the book looked, felt and read when beginning it had that whimsical and magical feeling to it. That and how slightly strange everything was.   As I was reading, I felt transported to this other land. There was an extra vibe of steampunk to the setting which made it all the more strange. It's definitely an adventure that makes your brain churn through different ideas of how it connects to other stories like it and how it is unique in its own way. […]

Posted October 18, 2011
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Book Review: Spellbinder

Book Review: Spellbinder

I was definitely thinking about my students when I read this book. They are always looking for funny but scary books and this one really fits into that niche well. The plot moves well along and is just so interesting. Belladonna can see ghosts, which is helpful since her parents had died but still live with her now as ghosts. Although when ghosts start disappearing suddenly. There's a ton to cover in this new world, where one small girl is the Spellbinder, which doesn't mean much to her until she starts reciting words she couldn't possibly know, opening doors to […]

Posted May 25, 2011
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Book Review: Enclave

Book Review: Enclave

I'm always up for some good dystopian is why. Full of zombie-like creatures (only without the rising from the dead and infection of the living), Enclave takes you on a journey underground to a small community that gets by with following rules that aren't afraid to sacrifice for the good of all. Deuce's goal is to become a huntress, to defend her enclave, but finds that all is not right and fair and is exiled to the dreaded Topside with Fade, a former topsider. There's a lot of fighting in this book and I love how kick-butt Deuce is. Add in […]

Posted April 14, 2011
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Book Review: Enclave

Book Review: Enclave

  Deep below the surface lies a group of people. They are fierce, fearless, and absolute in their quest for survival. A people who will do whatever it takes.. and I mean whatever. In the Enclave, each person has their own special task: breeder, builder, hunter. For Deuce, there is only only option.. to become a huntress. The bravest of the brave. No longer will she just be Girl15, but rather a person of value within her society. But just has you think you have gotten all that you have ever dreamed of, fate has a way of stepping in. […]

Posted April 7, 2011
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