Publisher: HarperCollins

Book Review: Minion

Book Review: Minion

After loving Sidekicked, I could not wait to get my hands on Minion. I love the author’s take on superheroes, giving it one of the more realistic twists when it comes to middle grade fiction. Minion is the story of Michael, who never felt wanted until he met his dad. Just because his dad creates special boxes for the local mob boss doesn’t mean he is completely evil, but it definitely complicates things. Michael has his own powers as well, he can manipulate people with his mind. It’s a skill his adopted father has warned him not to tell anyone about. […]

Posted July 1, 2014
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Book Review: The Brokenhear..

Book Review: The Brokenhearted

The Brokenhearted has been in my TBR pile for much longer than I had hoped it would be. When I came across the summary promising The Dark Knight meets Cinder, I knew (eventually) I was going to have to get to this one. The Brokenhearted started off sounding like it was going to live up to its comparison promise. I saw Batman references everywhere, I even also got to Cinder references a bit later in the read. As far as I am concerned, The Brokenhearted pretty much lived up to what it said it could be. Well, at least where […]

Posted June 22, 2014
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Book Review: After the End

Book Review: After the End

What a breath of fresh air! After beginning to think that I have hit a brick wall with dystopian and post-apocalyptic reads, After the End is a beyond pleasant surprise. The tale begins with Juneau and her clan living in the wilds of Alaska. To her and her people, life outside their small town is dangerous. The land saturated with radiation. Those who may have survived a threat to everything Juneau and her people have worked so hard to protect. You see, Juneau and her fellow clans-people believe in 1984, or some time shortly there after, World War III happened. The […]

Posted June 12, 2014
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Book View: The One

Book View: The One

Confession time. I am addicted to this series. I have been dying to get my paws on it for months. Counting down the days it felt like. Although there was no competition in my mind, I had to know. Would it be Maxon or Aspen?!? The One opens shortly after America has once again decided that she is in the competition for herself. Aspen is in the wings, always there. Maxon has only four girls left. With a possible rebellion on the horizon, the time has come to pick a future Queen. Who will it be? I absolutely devoured The […]

Posted June 6, 2014
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Book Review: The Dyerville ..

Book Review: The Dyerville Tales

Vince has almost given up hope of ever finding his lost father, when he hears word of his grandfather’s death. The Dyerville Tales is the story of Vince, the boy and of his grandfather’s own stories, which he shared with an orderly at the home and who wrote them down. The stories are fantastical and Vince loves them, but wishes he knew the truth behind where his family really came from. There’s a sort of hope to the stories and as a reader, I wished hard they would seep more into Vince’s world. I love Vince’s character, a somewhat jaded […]

Posted May 10, 2014
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Book Review: Entwined

Book Review: Entwined

Entwined is a retelling of the 12 dancing princesses and this one features the eldest sister of twelve, Azalea and on her mother’s deathbed, she promises that she will look after her sisters. The King declares a year of mourning, but the girls cannot stand the thought of not dancing for that long. When Azalea discovers a secret passage that leads to a beautiful forest with it’s own dance floor and invisible orchestra, the girls cannot resist nightly escapades. Keeper is the name of the strangely beautiful man who seems trapped in this forest. While he invites the girls to […]

Posted May 2, 2014
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Book Review: Summerkin

Book Review: Summerkin

Having not read the previous book, Summerkin was my first introduction to the Summerlands and the character Fer. Even so, I found myself captured by the story and characters right away. Fer has just become the lady of the Summerlands when she is summoned to the High Ones to prove her claim. Rook is a puck that helped her, but he is still a puck and those around her tell Fer not to trust him. Told alternately from Fer and Rook’s perspectively, you get to see the struggle both of them go through as they try to what is right […]

Posted April 12, 2014
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Book View: The Interrupted ..

Book View: The Interrupted Tale

Short & Sweet: Penelope Lumley gets a chance to return to her old home, the Swanburne Academy, when she is invited to partake in CAKE, which unfortunately does not involve cake. Her birthday is on the horizon, but no one seems to remember the occasion. Also is the mystery of the Incorrigible children of Ashton Place, who continue to make strides in manners and learning. I absolutely love these books and will continue to listen to them narrated by the great Katherine Kellgren. I have to say this series for me is all guilty pleasure. I love Penelope’s character and […]

Posted March 26, 2014
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