Publisher: Walker Childrens

Book Review: The Water Cast..

Book Review: The Water Castle

In The Water Castle, Ephraim’s father’s recent stroke brings them to move into a family mansion that they inherited, his mother hoping it will help his father heal. Moving to a small town means a new start for Ephraim and he wants to prove how smart he is right off the bat. Only when he gets to school, all the other kids are more intelligent than him, almost absurdly so. He finds out that his new home has it’s own myth as well, one that may involve the fountain of youth. What I soon found enjoyable about this book is […]

Posted March 15, 2014
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Book Review: Wake Up Missin..

Book Review: Wake Up Missing

In Wake Up Missing, Cat has not been the same since her concussion after falling off a tree house bird watching. When she gets the chance to go through a program that will help her get back to who she used to be, she reluctantly agrees to be parted from her family. What she finds is the others there for the same process have exactly the same recovering injury and there seems to be something more going on. Two of the other patients she has never met, but she overhears the doctors talking one day about a tumor and not […]

Posted January 2, 2014
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Book Review: Rules for Ghos..

Book Review: Rules for Ghosting

Rules for Ghosting is told from two point of views. Oliver is a boy whose family's job is to move into and fix up houses before they are sold. All he wants, however, is a real home and he thinks Silverton Manor will be that home the first day they move in. Dahlia is a girl who has ghosted the manor for decades and just recently was discovered to be in need of crossing over by the Spectral Investigative Council, who sends Mrs. Tibbs to help her find her source. Once the source is found, she will be able to […]

Posted December 13, 2013
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Book Review: Stung

Book Review: Stung

Wow. Oh, wow. With so many post-apocalyptic books floating around, Stung looked on the surface to be just another book in the crowd. An interesting concept to be sure, but would it deliver? The answer: hell, yes! There is so much about Stung that I loved. So much so that I am have the worst time putting my thoughts into words. Let's start with the premise. In the future, the bee population has disappeared. No bees equals no food. No food equals chaos. To advert chaos, the world's best minds came up with a solution, genetically engineered bees. Only one problem, […]

Posted May 19, 2013
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Book Review: Hysteria

Book Review: Hysteria

Hysteria was completely entrancing from the first page. Mallory is completely convinced she killed her boyfriend, but she's not sure how it all happened, having lost memory from that night. But she was never convicted. Unfortunately his family does not believe she was simply defending herself and she must be sent off to boarding school to have her safe. Mallory is quite the broken character, haunted by an event that she cannot remember. But the prep school she is attending has it's own secrets and seems to only intensify her own horrifying dreams until she feels like she is going […]

Posted April 19, 2013
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Book View: White Crane

Book View: White Crane

Short & Sweet: Niyo is a one-legged samurai kid who is training with Ki-Yaga of the Cockroach Ryu. All of Ki-Yaga's students are overcoming a form of disadvantage and they do not believe they can win the Samurai Trainee Games, but will compete all the same. These students may be missing a leg, an arm, or even eyesight, but they have an inner strength that may help them overcome the fierce Dragon Ryu. I was pleasantly surprised by this book, which had a lot of struggles within. Not only did these characters struggle, but the characters were so unique in […]

Posted February 6, 2013
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Book Review: Doomed

Book Review: Doomed

Based on the summary, I had a good idea of what I was getting into with Doomed. A video game come to life. Maybe, if I was lucky, some added in mythology as well. Doomed started off well enough. Pandora is a female gamer who is a little too addicted to technology. When her estranged father sends her a link to a set of blog posts to really get to know him as compared to the evil man her mother has made him out to be, she cannot resist. However, all is not as it appears to be. By opening […]

Posted January 17, 2013
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Book View: Shifting

Book View: Shifting

Short & Sweet: I just loved Magdalene from the start. She's a strong character who has been kicked from foster home to foster home because she is hiding a secret. She's a shapeshifter and she can't control it when the full moon comes around. So when she ends up staying with the mother of her social worker, she finds herself surrounded by Navajo land and finds herself in danger of animals that are unlike her, that steal the skins of animals to change. And she finds herself in danger of falling for Bridger, a boy who seems dangerous and safe […]

Posted October 8, 2012
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