Publisher: Penguin

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Book View: Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer

Short & Sweet:  I first became intrigued with these two books when I saw the skit performed at a YA literature conference I went to with the traveling bus tour that has been going to schools and introducing this character to audiences around the country. I have never read John Grisham, but knew his name from Bestselling lists. I listened to this one as an audiobook and found myself taking a longer route home or not being able to wait til the next time I was driving to work to listen to more. Grisham does a fantastic job of creating […]

Posted December 26, 2011
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Book Review: Falling Under

Book Review: Falling Under

Browsing through my Kindle one day, I came across Falling Under. For the life of me, I could not remember what this book was suppose to be about. Hades and Persephone? Being in one of those just read whatever you come across moods sealed the reading fate of this book.   Falling Under is breath of fresh air. No vampires. No werewolves. No typical paranormal character to speak of. And for that alone, I would recommend Falling Under. With the YA market so saturated with paranormal everything, Falling Under stands out for bring something new to the table.   After […]

Posted December 8, 2011
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Book Review: Song of the Ni..

Book Review: Song of the Nile

I absolutely adored Lily of the Nile, the first book in this series and jumped at the chance to read the second early. I'm a huge fan of mythology and historical fiction, so it was exciting to read on about Cleopatra's daughter Selene.   I have to admire Selene, for being as brave as she is and as brilliant and strong as a queen needs to be. She is forced into some horrific situations in this book that really show you the depth of a person that has a fire for gaining back her throne. I must feel bad for […]

Posted October 2, 2011
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Book Review: The Line

Book Review: The Line

Rachel and her mother live in a home that is simply known as The Property. But what makes this home different from many is its close proximity to The Line. You see, years ago, the government feared hostile warfare from a neighboring country and decided to close its borders… regardless that it had citizens living on the other side. Years later, Rachel longs for the Father she never had and is completely fascinated with The Line… and who or what could be living on the other side. When she receives a mysterious call for help, she cannot help but be […]

Posted May 21, 2010
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Book Review: A Love Story S..

Book Review: A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend

A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend definitely has a great plot. Cass didn’t feel connected to her other friends once Julia died. She was the connection to her and the group of drama geeks they hung out with. The book alternates back and forth between when she is back, helping put on the musical and dealing with the presence of Heather – a girl who was mean to her ever since middle school, and then her road trip over the summer where she traveled by bike, trying to get to California on her own. I really liked the […]

Posted May 20, 2010
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Book Review: The Eternal On..

Book Review: The Eternal Ones

I’ve only read a few books dealing with reincarnation, but I like the background of her visions building up to her actual trip to New York to find the man she has loved over and over again for centuries. There were a few twists that I thought could have been hashed out more and some a little bit less in The Eternal Ones. It wasn’t perfect, but I was totally and utterly engaged and finished this rather large book (400 some pages) in a day. Haven is naive and you see that quite a bit in this novel. She starts to […]

Posted May 18, 2010
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