Publisher: Penguin

Book Review: Cast Off

Book Review: Cast Off

Cast Off interested me right off the bat. I love books that take place on the sea and involve girls pretending to be boys. I like when there are two point of views as well and was very much interested in both Petra and Bram from the very first pages. Both have had troubled backgrounds but end up banding together despite their differences in gender, class and ethnicity. Petra is being abused at home and runs away, ending up on a ship while hiding from her father. Bram is the one who discovers her, a boy who is the son of […]

Posted June 5, 2015
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Book Review: The Inventor&#..

Book Review: The Inventor’s Secret

The Inventor’s Secret is a mix of steampunk adventure, romance and dystopian elements. The book focuses on Charlotte, a girl who seeks out dangerous missions to help their resistance of teenagers in the Catacombs. Her brother Ash is in charge until he turns 18 and his friend Jack seems to have sparked an sudden romantic interest in his little sister. Things change when they find a boy they name Grave being attacked by one of the devices meant to hunt and kill. Charlotte brings him back and they find he is a bit.. strange. Due to a couple different circumstances, […]

Posted February 19, 2015
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Book Review: Secrets at Sea

Book Review: Secrets at Sea

Secrets at Sea is the story of a mouse named Helena, who is the oldest of two sisters and a brother. Unfortunately they are all that’s left of their family and reside in America with the Cranston family. When the Cranston’s get all in a bustle about marrying their oldest daughter Olive off, they set off for England to introduce her to society and hopefully her future husband. Helena gets some sage advice from a mouse next door that to keep her family together, she must travel with the Cranston’s – also to make sure everything goes right with their […]

Posted September 19, 2014
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Book View: Blue Sea Burning

Book View: Blue Sea Burning

Blue Sea Burning is the conclusion to Egg’s adventures. After the first two books, we find Egg wanting revenge on Roger Pembroke for almost killing him and keeping a whole tribe slaves. He is with his uncle, the dread Burn Healy, who has his own problems after saving his nephew, such as his nemesis Ripper Jones, a ruthless pirate. It’s all he can do to keep his crew together after his dashing rescue, but he cannot seem to help Egg any further, leaving him to his own devices. I love Egg and his companions, especially Guts, who seems to be […]

Posted July 25, 2014
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Book Review: Champion

Book Review: Champion

Champion is the last of a great trilogy. Day and June are separate, but not for long, as a new threat has June asking Day once again for his help. If he doesn’t it could mean war between the Colonies and the Republic, something that is best avoided. A new plague has cropped up and once it affects Day’s close friend, he can no longer resist helping. Day and June are probably one of the best literary couples I’ve seen in a while. They both have their own goals that keep pulling them apart, but they cannot deny their feelings […]

Posted May 3, 2014
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Book Review: Dust City

Book Review: Dust City

Dust City has been sitting on my shelves for a while now and a book I had been meaning to read. A mix of fairy tales and a dark setting, Dust City tells the story of Henry Whelp, the son of the murdered who killed Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. In this world there is the city and then there is Eden, a place where the rich and beautiful live. Henry is a wolf, he actually looks like one and he lives in a home of sorts, one he finds he must escape after the death of his psychologist […]

Posted April 25, 2014
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Book View: This Wicked Game

Book View: This Wicked Game

Short & Sweet: This Wicked Game is a standalone novel about Claire, whose family runs a voodoo shop and one day while she is there, a mysterious woman orders an item that has the potential to kill. Suddenly, the Guild is involved and Claire decides to run her own investigation with her secret boyfriend Xander. I’ve always loved Zink’s books, so it was nice to see this one coming out and I really enjoyed reading this one. A nice change from usual Young Adult, This Wicked Game already has the protagonist in a relationship, one she has hidden because she […]

Posted April 23, 2014
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Book Review: The 5th Wave

Book Review: The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave is a story of survival, as Cassie is separated from her little brother and must rely on a stranger to help save him, all while running from Them. The invasion has had 4 waves so far, each cutting the population of Earth down each time. Cassie knows there must be another wave coming, but what will it be this time? Is there anything worse than pestilence, natural disasters and the Silencers? The 5th Wave is not only from Cassie’s point of view, but is also split with a boy named Zombie, who is being trained. But there’s […]

Posted April 4, 2014
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