Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Book Review: Salvage

Book Review: Salvage

Salvage really messed with my brain. I was unsure I was going to like the book at all as it opened with a very 1800s mindset yet in space. The lingo took a little getting used to as the word “so” is added to most expressions by the main character. My other conundrum was the cover mismatch. The main character of Salvage is half black, with dark skin and hair dyed red. If you put that all aside, I found myself completely enraptured in the story that Salvage tells. Ava is a teenage girl aboard a merchant ship and has […]

Posted March 27, 2014
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Book Review: The Bitter Kin..

Book Review: The Bitter Kingdom

Ever since I finished the first book, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, I feel like this has been the series to compare other series against. It literally had everything I could have hoped for. A strong female character. Fantastic setting and back story. Amazing and full of life secondary characters. You want it? You got it with this series. And the best part? No middle book slump. If anything, Rae Carson's writing seemed to get better and better from each book to the next. Heck, I even devoured and adored each of the many novellas, no questions asked. If […]

Posted August 15, 2013
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Book Review: Arclight

Book Review: Arclight

Before I even began Arclight, I was ready to dismiss it. The summary sounded a little off for my tastes. The cover, while pretty, just didn't call to me. All in all, I was really expecting Arclight to be a read where I read it, could say I read it, then promptly forget it about it. What I wasn't expecting was everything that I got.   Light is safety. Light is life. This is the motto of Arclight. The last human defense against the Fade. And while I would love to tell you everything about the Fade, the simple truth […]

Posted April 21, 2013
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Book Review: Crown of Ember..

Book Review: Crown of Embers

Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series. Read at your own risk * Since I finished The Girl of Fire and Thorns, I have been waiting and waiting for The Crown of Embers. I thoroughly enjoyed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, but I had some serious questions that needed answers. One of my biggest concerns going into the second installment was the direction that this series headed in. Elisa was queen. She possibly had fulfilled her path. The first book, to a point, seemed so final. Although […]

Posted November 3, 2012
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Book Review: Breathe

Book Review: Breathe

Years into the future, not food nor precious metals, but oxygen has become the world's greatest commodity. Due in large part to deforestation, the world has become heavily dependent on the oceans for its people's oxygen. That was a mistake. The underlying concept of Breathe was fascinating. The world reduced to living in Pods. Having the oxygen so heavily regulated that basic human activities, such as walking, are transformed into something unrecognizable. Patrols stationed on every corner to ensure that citizens do not walk above 3 mph. Wanna take a run? Sorry, not going to happen unless you are wealthy. […]

Posted October 6, 2012
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Book View: Entwined

Book View: Entwined

Short and Sweet: Entwined is hands down the best Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling I have ever read. Dixon crafts a magical tale, filled with memorable characters and a twist that was beyond my expectations. Often times with the retelling of this tale, I get all the girls mixed up. Maybe one or two of them standout. And there were definitely a quite a few standouts with Entwined, but surprisingly after finishing the book, I could still name every girl and think of something unique about her. That is beyond a feat if you ask me, and bodes well for my […]

Posted May 10, 2012
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Book Review: The Girl of Fi..

Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

I have had this book on my shelf for a few months. Like most books, I have really been meaning to get around to it, but it just never felt like the right time. Then, almost if by fate, I came across a review talking about the main character and her weight issues. Honestly, I had no idea the MC was suppose to have weight issues, so my interest was piqued.   There has always been something about books like those of Tamora Pierce and Maria Synder that just click with me. The characters. The epicness of the tale. The richness and engrossing plot. […]

Posted December 9, 2011
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Book Review: Revenge of the..

Book Review: Revenge of the Witch

These books are one of the two series I enjoy that have been translated from other countries. The original series is called The Spook's Apprentice and the author is Australian. I love that these were translated over here. I listened to the first book on audio and really enjoyed it. It's about a boy who is the 7th son of a 7th son, usually a sign of magic in most worlds. He is taken on by the local Spook, a man who gets rid of supernatural creatures and mainly works on his own.   Thomas takes on the apprenticeship and […]

Posted July 5, 2011
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