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Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything
Posted 11 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Everything, Everything is the debut novel from author Nicola Yoon.  It is the story of a girl named Madeline who hasn’t left her house in over seventeen years.  She has SCID, an autoimmune disease that is very rare and leaves her allergic to just about anything and everything.  Her entire world is her […]

The Bookshop on the Corner

The Bookshop on the Corner
Posted 14 December 2016 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I don’t read a lot of contemporary romance, but every now and then, one grabs me and won’t let go.  This was one of those novels and it was an impulse buy that I am extremely glad I made.  I was initially taken by the cover as it sat on the shelf in […]

A List of Cages

A List of Cages
Posted 12 December 2016 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review A List of Cages is beautifully written, telling the story of two boys whose lives have crossed once again.  Their lives have intersected at times of pain and sorrow, but it is their unlikely friendship that changes both of their lives.  This is a novel that will stick with you for a very […]

Changes

Changes
Posted 11 August 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Although I love the Valdemar saga, one of my favorite series that I go back to over and over again, I have to admit that this this installment of the Collegium Chronicles is my least favorite thus far.  I still love Mags, as well his friends Lena and Bear, but this particular book […]

Where She Went

Where She Went
Posted 16 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Where She Went is the second book in the If I Stay series and my favorite of the two.  It was just as emotional as the first and even more intense.  Despite the theme of death in If I Stay, there is something much darker about most of the second novel. Where She Went is told […]

If I Stay

If I Stay
Posted 15 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review There are certain books that just emotionally drain you, and this was one of them.  There are moments of sadness, moments of happiness, moments of pain, and moments of sweetness.  It is a book whose story just stays with you. I love the way the story of If I Stay is constructed.  It is […]

When Heaven Fell

When Heaven Fell
Posted 27 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I picked up this book as part of an independent reading assignment for a children’s literature assignment on multiculturalism.  I loved it so much I wanted to share it here. A full disclaimer… in my previous life, I was a Vietnamese linguist in the US Army.  Because of that, I fell in love […]

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 […]

Lucid

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

My Review This book was very different from pretty much anything I have read before!  I just don’t know how I feel about it.  It is a book that makes you think, the story line so unusual and so gripping.  I was totally engrossed, just needing to know what was happening.  But the book was a complete […]

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 […]