I started The Girl from the Well late at night, home alone and I thoroughly could not put it down. I loved the creepy, horrific vibe it gave off from page one. Some readers may be put off by Okiku’s need to count everything, but I thought it flowed into the story seamlessly and it wasn’t an unnecessary quirk, as you later find out when her legend is revealed. Another thing that you might nitpick is sometimes the story bounces a bit to other characters, which may translate a little better in the finished copy. I would sometimes have to […]
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
The Ninja Librarians is a book I had to pick up out of pure curiosity, being a librarian myself, I wanted to see what adventures it held for me as a reader. Dorrie is the main character, a girl who loves to take part in fake swordplay but finds that all this training will not help her in the real world. When a friend’s mongoose gets loose, Dorrie finds herself and her brother Marcus chasing it wildly through the library and into a new section they have never been. Before they know it, they are pulled into another world, one […]
Wonder Light is the first book in a new series that has unicorns in it. Much more than that, Wonder Light is the story of Twig, who is going to an island because of something that happened at home. A whole circle of events has led to Twig feeling unlike herself and she keeps herself enclosed in her shell. She’s not sure she’ll even like it on this island, where she’ll learn to ride and take care of a pony and live with the Murleys, a couple that takes in troubled girls. All of that changes after she sees the […]
Things are changing in Mary's life. While most kids her age are worrying about boyfriends and dates, she is worrying about… why she is turning into a cat? As she struggles to come to terms with this new physical discovery, she quickly learns that she is not the only with her condition, or the only one who is not sure how to control it. I have very conflicted feelings regarding this novel. On one hand, I found this to be a very enjoyable read that has a lot of promise… and possibly a bright future as a series. On […]
Hailey Twitch Is Not a Snitch is an adorable read for younger readers. The novel follows Hailey and her second grade class as they work on a World project. As part of the project, Hailey and her classmates are being paired up. It is Hailey’s wish that she be paired up with fellow classmate, Antonio. Unfortunately for her, she does not exactly get her wish. But, in the process, she does get to meet a magical spirit named Maybelle, who lives in her toy castle. And what follows this meeting is a fun and exciting adventure. Hailey Twitch Is Not […]