Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books

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Book View: Jessica Rules the Dark Side

Short & Sweet: I loved the first book on audio, so even though I had a hard copy of this one sitting at home for months, I hunted at the library for a copy of this in audio format. And it was well worth it. I remember fondly listening to the first book and loving the narration of the two main characters – Jessica and Lucius. This book adds in two more characters, the best friends of Jessica and Lucius who must aide Jessica as she has to prove her husband's innocence. I love how Jessica grows in this book […]

Posted April 11, 2013
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Book View: Enchanted

Short and Sweet:   Sunday and her sisters are about as different as different can be. Each with their own personalities and destinies that await. Like other tales where there are more than enough siblings to go around, Enchanted suffers a bit from the 'match the name with what is happening to them' syndrome. Initially, I was under the impression that  Enchanted would simply be a retelling of the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince. But there is much, much more to Enchanted than that. So much so that I wish I had only gotten a retelling and not what actually occurs. […]

Posted June 16, 2012
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Book Review: Jessica Rules the Dark Side

A few years ago, I was utterly captivated with Fantaskey's first Jessica book. It was a sweet romance… and a little bit of a twist on the vampire legend… and an all around satisfying read. Not long after that, Fantaskey gave us the wedding of Jessica and Lucius. Another satisfying read, but one that left us with the big question… What happened next? When Jessica Rules the Dark Side was announced, I was so excited to get back to these characters and find out the answer to that question.   Jessica Rules the Dark Side has been a LONG time […]

Posted February 2, 2012
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Book Review: Circus Galacticus

An intriguing cover. Adventure. A circus. The book seemed to have more than enough to get me interested. Growing up, Trix was always told that she was special. But after a devasting accident killed her parents, it is hard for Trix to believe that she is special anymore. However, there becomes a light at the end of the tunnel once the Circus Galacticus arrives in town. I have always loved the circus and based on Fagan's writing, I am pretty sure she did too. Fagan makes the circus world come to life in an amusing and hiliarous way. I found […]

Posted November 6, 2011
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Short and Sweet: Jacky is on her way back to Jaimy when destiny intervenes again and she is arrested and sentenced to be shipped off on her own boat as a convict to populate a colony in Australia. Unfortunately, the crew is a happy one with a captain who knows how to have a good time. Of course, her adventure takes a bit of a turn when she abandons ship and becomes the pet of the infamous female Chinese pirate Cheng Shih. Will Jacky ever see Jaimy again? Full of spunk as always, our Jacky perseveres and finds a way […]

Posted September 2, 2011
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Book Review: Rage

Book Review: Rage

  Rage, the second in the Horsemen of the Apocalypse series, was almost too much for me to take. No, it is not poorly written. No, it is not boring. What it is is pure emotion. A teen who cuts herself to deal with emotional pain… only to become a vessel of war. First off, growing up, my best friend was a cutter. For years, I would watch her come to school with long sleeve shirts or jackets, even if it was 90 degrees outside, just to cover the marks. It was a very hard time for me. Watching her go through this […]

Posted April 15, 2011
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Book Review: Hunger

Book Review: Hunger

Why I read this: I've been meaning to read it and I'm doing a blog tour next month for the sequel – Rage, so I figured it was about time. Plot: Quite an interesting take on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I love the way that becoming Famine changes Lisa and it is a great message to send to teens about anorexia and how much of an obsession it can become. The plot was quick, filled with some great issues and a pretty fun fight scene and I'm looking forward to see where this series goes. Characters: Lisa is […]

Posted March 15, 2011
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Book View: This World We Live In

Short & Sweet: The audio version of this book really was fantastic. Continuing the story of Miranda from Life As We Knew It, we see how life continues after the initial few months of the moon shifting because of a meteor. There are some great new characters introduced and if you thought the first book tore at your heart, this one does even more so. Final Verdict: An eye-opening novel about what could happen when the world as you know it changes so quickly in such a short period of time.

Posted January 11, 2011
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