Publisher: Scholastic Press

Book Review: The Capture

Book Review: The Capture

When I heard this was being turned into a movie, I figured it was time to read it. We have the series at my school library and when I got offered a new cool looking paperback from the publisher, I dug right into it. Amazing. Definitely a great start to what is now a 13 book series (WOW, what have I gotten myself into?) and I can see that this series will be full of adventure. I felt like the pacing was right on and definitely a great adventure that my students will be digging into. I'm actually going to […]

Posted September 9, 2010
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Book View: Mockingjay

Book View: Mockingjay

Short & Sweet: Mockingjay… Mockingjay… Oh, how I love / dislike you. The third and final installment leaves the series with a thrilling conclusion. Many twists and turns await readers as they navigate through plenty of action, intrigue, and a pinch of romance. While the novel was full of awesomeness, I must admit that the sparkle which was present in the previous novels is missing. And do not get me started on the epilogue. Final Verdict: I am so torn. There are probably not words to express the love that I have for The Hunger Games and Catching Fire; however, […]

Posted August 27, 2010
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Book Review: The Clockwork ..

Book Review: The Clockwork Three

This book follows three young people in 19th century America. The first is a street performer named Giuseppe who dreams of returning to Italy, back to his family. Hannah is a maid trying to help her family while her father hopefully recovers from his illness. The last is Frederick, the apprentice of a clockmaker who is trying to complete his own automaton. All of their lives become intertwined and they end up relying on one another to solve their individual problems. A fantastic story full of adventure, passion, and friendship. Out of the three, Giuseppe is my favorite character. I […]

Posted July 24, 2010
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Book Review: Linger

Book Review: Linger

I'm not going to reveal much (promise), but I was surprised to see two more points of view written into the story. Isabel is the sister of the boy who turned wolf and knows about the world surrounding the wolves. Cole, is a new werewolf who can relate to Isabel in a way that I can't quite describe. Is this a budding romance or just a way to distract Isabel from all the sorrow she has had to deal with in the past year. And then Sam and Grace are doing well, only Grace keeps getting sick and she doesn't […]

Posted July 20, 2010
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