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The Truth About Jack

The Truth About Jack
Posted 13 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Truth About Jack is the latest from Jody Gehrman, author of the Audrey’s Guide books.  It is told from the altering points of view of Jack and Dakota, two teenagers with very different voices. The author is great at creating complex characters, characters with their own stories and issues and little quirks.  There were many […]

Summer Queen

Summer Queen
Posted 30 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Summer Queen is the second full-length novel in Amber Argyle’s Fairy Queens series.  It takes place after Winter Queen and in a different part of the world, a part that seems to be based on Middle Eastern mythology.  I am a huge fan of the author and this series, and this book, does not […]

Of Fire and Ash

Of Fire and Ash
Posted 24 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Of Fire and Ash is a short novella in the Fairy Queens series by Amber Argyle.  It introduces us to Nelay, a young girl who had spent her life hiding the reality of her special gift… the fact that she could see fairies.  Her mother had taught her from a very young age […]

Comeback

Comeback
Posted 18 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review As always, this is a book that brought me to tears.  As much as I love a good hockey book, this series is about so much more than that.  They are emotionally charged characters going through real issues.  Those issues aren’t prettied up and softened, but shown in all their raw, gritty reality. […]

The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China
Posted 10 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am honestly not sure how I feel about this book.  It is very reminiscent of Jurassic Park, just on a larger scale with much more intrigue and, if it is possible, more action.  The premise is fascinating, the lengths to which China would go in order to become a cultural superpower.  The prologue […]

Since You’ve Been Gone

Since You’ve Been Gone
Posted 26 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Since You’ve Been Gone is a book that touches on some real issues and, for the most part, deals with them in an authentic way.  Edie and her mother Sydney have been living on the run, escaping her violent father.  The way their life has been described is so real… the hiding, the half […]

First Frost

First Frost
Posted 26 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review First Frost picks up several years after the magical Garden Spells.  Things have changed for the Waverly women, and little Bay is in high school now.  Magic is still afoot and it is so delightful to read each Waverly’s journey with the family magic and how it works for each of them. I like […]

When

When
Posted 15 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The premise of When was fantastic!  Maddie is a 16yo girl, gifted/cursed with a unique psychic ability.  She has the ability to see the death dates of people, both when she sees them and in photographs.  The dates appear as small numbers floating near the forehead.  Her gift/curse doesn’t allow her to see the […]

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places
Posted 5 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book was… amazing.  For heart wrenching novels, this is right up there with The Fault in Our Stars and Love and Other Unknown Variable, two of my favorite novels of 2014.  It touches the soul, it touches the heart, and leaves you reeling.  I started it in the morning and didn’t put it down again […]