Publisher: Macmillan

Book View: Ruin and Rising

Book View: Ruin and Rising

Ruin and Rising is the conclusion to a series I fell in love with at book one. Possibly not for the right reasons, although many people I talk to love the Darkling as much as I do. Alina, our main character is not the strongest character I’ve encountered but she seems to pull through in moments of need. The highlight of this last book was more of the dashing Nikolai, some intense battles and really it moved quickly and pulled me in. I struggled with the second book because it was so darn slow, this one totally makes up for […]

Posted July 30, 2014
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Book Review: The Rule of Th..

Book Review: The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three is a book I read on a whim. It had been sitting on my shelves for a while and I literally asked my husband to pick out my next book and this one caught his attention. I finished it in a weekend, not wanting to put it down for long. The Rule of Three is a title that fits the book, it’s a survival story of what happens when all the electricity and electronic devices stop working for no known reason. Even cars that have computers in them will no longer work. Lucky for Adam and […]

Posted July 23, 2014
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Book View: NIL

Book View: NIL

On the mysterious island of NIL, you have 365 days to find your way off… or die. No one knows exactly where NIL is or how it came to be, but its deadliness cannot be doubted. NIL starts off with Charley. An average teenage making an average shopping trip when all of a sudden she get sucked up into something she is not sure how exactly to explain. When she awakes, she finds herself naked on, of all places, a tropical island. As her days pass and she being to sort out the mysteries of NIL, it become apparent that […]

Posted July 6, 2014
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Book Review: Annika Riz Mat..

Book Review: Annika Riz Math Whiz + Giveaway

Annika Riz is a math whiz, only her friends cannot stand math class. When a sudoku contest comes to the library, she knows that she can prove to her friends that math can be cool if she wins. I completely connected with Annika, having loved math when I was in elementary and middle school. I also grew up with a math family, only not to the extreme of having numerical decorations all over her house. I love the mix of baking and how it connects to math in this story. I think anyone who has messed up a batch of […]

Posted May 30, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: The R..

Graphic Novel Review: The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

Zita the Spacegirl is on trial for all the bad things she’s done while saving countless others. Unfortunately, it isn’t a fair trial and she’s pretty sure she’ll be stuck in the jail with an animated set of bones and a talking set of rags for the rest of her days. After one failed escape attempt, Zita finds that not only is her and her mouse’s lives in danger but all of those that reside on planet Earth. With the help of a dark and stealthy humanoid figure, she will have to escape and find a way to save the […]

Posted May 25, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Level..

Graphic Novel Review: Level Up

I loved Level Up for a variety of reasons. I’ve always been a fan of graphic novels and have fallen in love with Gene’s stories and Liam’s illustrations. Having grown up surrounded by video games, but not really a gamer, I still felt a connection to the main character. Dennis is in college for something he doesn’t think he will enjoy, because of a promise he made to his parents and just when he is about to give up and commit his life to video games, four angels come and keep him going. This book is really about finding yourself […]

Posted May 11, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Marat..

Graphic Novel Review: Marathon

Marathon was an unexpectedly gory rendition of the story of Eucles, who was an Athenian messenger in 490 who was one of the fastest runners and turned the tide on a huge battle by running to save his people from certain doom. I was pulled in by the story, but admit that the characters seemed to float together and were not easily recognizable, nor was a solid background story laid out as fully as I would have liked. The black and white illustrations are not my favorite and it really was difficult to tell more minor characters apart as the […]

Posted April 26, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: The G..

Graphic Novel Review: The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza

The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza is an interesting graphic novel from the point of view of an alien who gets a call to deliver a pizza. Instead of telling the person that he’s not a pizza place, he embarks on a journey to deliver said pizza. This graphic novel was a nutty adventure full of random encounters and an ending that had me laughing. I love the design of the characters and world and especially the talking backpack, which seems much more intelligent than the hero of the story. The comedy of the story is very slapstick and a […]

Posted April 16, 2014
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