Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books

Book Review: One Witch at a..

Book Review: One Witch at a Time

One Witch at a Time takes the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk to a new level. Rudi sets out to town and finds that his friend Susanne has promised a strange girl his cow in exchange for handful of supposedly magic beans. He’s worried that the girl will cash in on one of their few cows and heads back, with magic beans and Susanne in toe. Rudi references the previous book that deals with a Pied Piper retelling and how he saved the town, making him more aware of the possibility of magic. Even so, Rudi doesn’t trust these […]

Posted February 13, 2015
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Book Review: The Year of Sh..

Book Review: The Year of Shadows

One of my most anticipated summer reads, The Year of Shadows sounded like the perfect mix with an orchestra hall filled with ghosts and a troubled, yet brave girl who would help them. Olivia is not the happiest little girl and finds that her life is about to become more miserable. Her father is an orchestra director and loves the orchestra more than her mother, who left and her, who is now forced to live at the hall with her grandmother and father. Things are not going well for the orchestra and looks like the hall will soon close, leaving […]

Posted November 21, 2013
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Book Review: Rooftoppers

Book Review: Rooftoppers

Ever since reading Oliver Twist, I have been a sucker for orphan tales set in Britain, which brought me to read Rooftoppers. Sophie is an orphan girl who was rescued from the sea by Charles, a man of many words but not thought suitable to raise Sophie, especially as she turns twelve. Having been found floating in a shipwreck in a cello case, Sophie recalls memories she should have been too young to remember. Her mother was a cello player on the ship, although there was no record of women cello players at all.  Sophie is happy living with Charles, even though […]

Posted September 27, 2013
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Book Review: Vengeance Boun..

Book Review: Vengeance Bound

Tagged as The Goddess Test meets Dexter, Vengeance Bound was a read that I knew I couldn't resist. Cory Graff (aka Amelie Ainsworth) knows pain and suffering, and she also knows how to inflict it. All thanks to the Furies. The ancient mythical creatures who have been a passenger in her mind since she was twelve. Their entrance brought on by a terrible event in Amelie's life. Their presence is both a blessing and a curse. Although, I have never gotten deep into the Dexter books, there have been periods in my life where I have been beyond addicted to the television show. And in case […]

Posted May 26, 2013
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Book Review: Poison Princes..

Book Review: Poison Princess

  First Impression: I honestly picked this one up from the library because it was on audio, it was written by Kresley Cole and I thought the cover was pretty. While Listening: I was completely creeped out by this book throughout most of the first disc. There are two point of views in this book – one of Arthur, a rather strange young man who lures young women into his house to experiment on them in his basement. Evie is his next prey and she starts to tell her story of what happened leading up to the Flash, the event […]

Posted March 20, 2013
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Book View: A Hero for Wondl..

Book View: A Hero for Wondla

Review: The Search for Wondla   Short & Sweet: Finally! The sequel to one of the greatest sci-fi adventure stories I have read. I was ecstatic to see this one was out because I absolutely loved the first book. Eva has finally found other humans and she is so happy to finally meet those of her kind. Unfortunately, New Attica is not all that it seems to be. Everyone dresses the same and she does not fit in as well as she thought. She also realizes there is more behind the man running New Attica, something that could very well […]

Posted September 5, 2012
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Book Review: The Forsaken

Book Review: The Forsaken

The Forsaken is a book that I have been eyeing for quite some type. A brutal blend of a dystopian world and survival of the fittest. What could go wrong here?   Stasse sets her world in the not too distant future. This world hangs in a perilous balance. War, famine, and uncertainty rocks the North American countries causing the creation of the UNA, a super country of sorts. The foundation of the country lies in its youth's upbringing. As they will be the future of the community, the UNA wants to ensure that only the best have access to all that the […]

Posted July 9, 2012
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Book Review: Fever

Book Review: Fever

Review: Wither   * Review and Summary may contain spoilers from the first book of the series, Wither. Read at your own risk *   Last year, Lauren DeStefano blew me away with her debut Wither. Wither is one of the few dystopians that actually represent that "true" dystopian experience. It was edgy. Not afraid to be a dark read. Haunting. Wither was such an amazing read. And with Fever, its sequel, I had only the best expectations.   Well, you know what they say about expectations… sometimes it is best not to have them.   I went into Fever expecting it to […]

Posted February 19, 2012
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