Publisher: Scholastic Press

Book Review: Secondhand Wis..

Book Review: Secondhand Wishes

Lexi is a bit scared of change. When her best friend Cassa starts to want to have another girl join their group, Lexi feels like she is losing her best friend. After school they help at Cassa’s parents’ work which is an antique shop. One day Lexi finds wishing stones and she wishes that Marina and Cassa would stop hanging out and it works! Only not in the way she expected.. the girls literally cannot see each other, even when they are standing next to each other. Something is off about the wishing stones, but she keeps using them anyways. […]

Posted July 30, 2019
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Book Review: Pip Bartlett&#..

Book Review: Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures was full of vivid imagination and quite honestly a world I want to live in. Pip can talk to magical creatures, but everyone finds this strange, even though HELLO, there are UNICORNS. I’m just saying… how farfetched is it really. So, Pip gets in huge trouble at her school’s career day when she realizes Unicorns are not as wonderful as she originally thought. One of her classmate’s parents raises show Unicorns and they all fight for attention. Pip makes it worse by talking to one, ending up riding it and creating mass chaos. When […]

Posted August 13, 2015
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Book Review: All Fall Down

Book Review: All Fall Down

All Fall Down was a trip and a half. No really, this book will mess with your mind… in a good way. I didn’t quite catch on to the huge twist until it was pretty much revealed. So good… anyways let’s backtrack. Grace is kinda messed up. She sees and hears her dead mother sometimes and is emotionally recovering from seeing her mother murdered 3 years ago. Now she is back at the place where it happened – Embassy Row in Adria. Her grandfather is an Ambassador for the United States and she moves into the embassy with him, only […]

Posted August 8, 2015
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Book Review: Goblins

Book Review: Goblins

In Goblins, our main character is Skarper, but he's different from the other goblins. He taught himself to read the scribbles in the books in their castle and cannot seem to help but interrupt his own king. In turn, this incident leads to him being launched from a catapult from his own home and left for dead. Our other main character is Henwyn, the son of a cheesemaker but not cut out to take over the business. Instead, Henwyn wants to be an adventurer and he gets his chance to be a hero when a cheese monster comes to attack […]

Posted February 7, 2014
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Book Review: The Raven Boys

Book Review: The Raven Boys

In The Raven Boys, Blue is from a family of clairvoyants but she herself only inherited being able to amplify the others powers. When she was young, a prediction was made about her true love, that if she kissed him, he would die. Every since then, she's sworn off dating, boys and any thoughts of true love. When she stands on Saint Mark's Road, she sees visions of those who are going to die, as they do every year on St. Mark's night. One intrigues her, the image of a boy who is still in high school, taken before his […]

Posted January 12, 2014
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Book Review: The Savage For..

Book Review: The Savage Fortress

Ash is your average teenage boy, who would rather be playing online video games than hanging out with his sister, aunt and uncle in India. What he wasn't aware that he would find in India was an adventure full of danger and peril. His uncle is there to work for Lord Savage, but Ash sees something that makes him sure that is the last thing his uncle should do. There are creatures under Lord Savage's command that are more than human. Unlucky for him, he happens upon the one item that Lord Savage is looking for.  With the aid of […]

Posted September 13, 2013
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Book Review: Wonderstruck

Book Review: Wonderstruck

I've always been blown away by Selznick's beautiful artwork and way with storytelling, but even Wonderstruck exceeded the expectations that I had placed on it. I love that a story can be told through two characters in two different mediums, artwork and written word. I loved watching Rose's life unfold 50 years in the past, while reading about Ben's struggles in a modern era. It all pulls together at the end in a beautiful and special moment that makes me want to visit New York right now.  I really loved the characters of this book and how they each struggled with […]

Posted May 18, 2013
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Double Monster Review: The ..

Double Monster Review: The Runaway King

Review: The False Prince     Ever since I finished the last page, I have been digesting The Runaway King. Sifting through my feelings. Thinking about the turn of events. How this installment was different from The False Prince. To be honest, processing my feeling is not going to be an easy thing to do. Let's start with why I wanted to read The Runaway King so much. The False Prince is hands down one of the best debuts I have ever read. Beautifully written. Amazing characters. I love that book so very much. And deep down inside, going into […]

Posted March 30, 2013
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