Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Book View: When Did You See..

Book View: When Did You See Her Last

Short & Sweet: Lemony is still in the town Staind by the Sea and has a new case to solve, a missing girl who supposedly ran away, but there seems to be more to story than that. Unfortunately, he asks the wrong question again and has to do more work solving the crime and finding the girl. Which in turn brings him closer to the villain that really matters. Another note of curiousity is his sister, who is in the same business as him, working in another area and a note of concern comes up about her in this book. […]

Posted January 8, 2014
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Book Review: Zombie Basebal..

Book Review: Zombie Baseball Beatdown

Zombie Baseball Beatdown is one of those books you think will be silly, gross and the perfect book for middle grade boys. All of this is true, but there is so much more to the story and characters than just a horrific zombie story. Rabi is our main character, being an Indian American, he faces some bullying from a boy on his baseball team. When his mother has to leave to go to the funeral of a relative, he convinces her to leave him behind to stay with his friend Miguel. An unfortunate factory accident leaves a stinky smell (literally) […]

Posted December 8, 2013
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Book Review: Cold Spell

Book Review: Cold Spell

I knew that Cold Spell would be my favorite of Pearce's series so far because The Snow Queen is by far one of my favorite fairy tales. Add in the fact that Kai is a musician and I knew I would simply fall in love with this book. Ginny has never felt welcomed by Kai's grandmother, but when she passes away Kai is left alone. The last thing Kai's grandmother leaves Ginny feeling guilty, asking him not to go with her anywhere. Then there is the stunningly beautiful girl who drives them to the hospital and Kai begins to pull […]

Posted November 15, 2013
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Book View: Fathomless

Book View: Fathomless

Short & Sweet: Fathomless is told from two points of view – Celia, who is the third of three triplets and can see the past – and Lo who is an underwater creature who used to be a girl and finds herself torn between Nadia and Lo in the book. Celia finds that for once her power of seeing into the past can help Lo, who helped her save Jude from drowning, a boy who was playing the guitar on the beach. Lo is torn between staying Lo or becoming Nadia and fighting against the thought that drowning the person […]

Posted November 12, 2013
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Book Review: The Coldest Gi..

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Just when I thought I was done with vampires, Holly Black reels me back in with her dark and edgy tale. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown begins with a killer opening… literally. Tana awakes from a drunken stupor in, of all things, a bathtub. As she tries to gather her bearings, all she can think of is how she will look to everyone else. Trying to best erase the possibility that she has now become that girl who got so drunk she passed out in a bathtub. But as Tana starts to wander around the house, she quickly discovers that […]

Posted September 21, 2013
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Book Review: The Cats of Ta..

Book Review: The Cats of Tanglewood Forest

Lillian is a girl that reminded me of myself, in love with old tales of fairies and magic. When she falls asleep one day beneath a tree, she is bitten by a snake and the cats of Tanglewood Forest turn her into a kitten to save her life. The only problem is she is not happy to be a kitten instead of a little girl and seeks out a way to change back.  What she finds is that turning back into a little girl may mean a worse fate for her dear Aunt, who takes care of her and is […]

Posted August 10, 2013
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Book Review: Fearless

Book Review: Fearless

Funke is one of my favorite authors of all times. There really isn't a book of hers that I have not enjoyed. I read Reckless and fell in love with the world and the characters, especially the heartless fairies that curse Jacob. The second book picks up where the first left off. Jacob has to find a way to cure himself and has tried everything he could think of, until he remembers a cursed crossbow that may be able to heal him, but if it falls into the wrong hands it could kill thousands instead. Unfortunately, another treasure hunter is […]

Posted June 28, 2013
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Book View: Who Could That B..

Book View: Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Short & Sweet: It has been a while since I read Snicket's other books, but I instantly saw the connection between The Series of Unforunate Events and this new series. I love that it delves into another side of the world that intrigued me in the first story. There's a sense of mystery throughout the story and there's a cheekiness to Snicket's writing that I really connect to. I love that this book is about Lemony himself and will hopefully connect and reveal some of the mysteries that were underlying in the first series.  Final Verdict: Filled with mystery and strange […]

Posted June 7, 2013
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