Book Review: The Queen by Kiera Cass (A Selection Novella)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up I felt that this book wasn’t really relevant to the whole series besides adding some background to the story of the current queen. However, I still enjoyed¬†the book! The story was very well written and I loved all the characters. I wouldn’t recommend reading this book before reading the series but it’s definitely fun reading after! ———————————————– Amberly is one of the contestants of the Selection. She has loved the prince for as long as she can remember and getting selected was a dream come true. When … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen by Kiera Cass (A Selection Novella)

Book Review: The Blood Of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 11 and up FINALLY!!! I got the book at 3:14 pm on the day it got released and read it in the next 2 hours… Soooooooo happy!!! Amazing book… with yet another cliff hanger. Why must you do this to me, Mr. Riordan?? I don’t like you anymore… ūüôā Anyway… It was an incredible book and I loved every page of it. I read in quickly¬†the first time to find out what happens so I still have to go back and read it again… and again… and again… and again… … Continue reading Book Review: The Blood Of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Book Review: Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel (Book three in the Dust Girl trilogy)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 12 and up Here it is: The fast-paced finale to the Dust Girl trilogy! Callie Le Roux is¬†hiding. Again. The good thing is that she is now reunited with her parents, but there is a problem…¬†Callie has accidentally killed the heir to the Seelie throne and people are after her and seeking revenge. Callie, her parents, and Jack¬†form an¬†uneasy¬†alliance with some very interesting creatures, and¬†soon Callie finds it hard to know¬†whom to trust. Callie’s parents and¬†Jack are prepared to lay down their lives for Callie as she is supposed to … Continue reading Book Review: Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel (Book three in the Dust Girl trilogy)

Book Review: Hush by Stacy R. Campbell

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 13 and up I liked this book a little more than Whisper, the sequel, because Whisper was a ghost story and I am, in fact, a scaredy-cat. This book was also an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley. ————————————————— Blakely Henry is a country girl. She attends Lakeview school and when she finds British student, Max, staring at her, she doesn’t know why. Max Ryder has come all of this way for a history assignment. Max had stumbled upon something big a while ago and he has flown halfway around the world … Continue reading Book Review: Hush by Stacy R. Campbell

Book Review: Almost Perfect by Diane Daniels Manning

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommendation: 10 and up This book appealed to me because it was about dogs. I love dogs of any kind and think I would¬†like any book about dogs. This book was also an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley. —————————————————– Benny is a teenager who goes to a therapeutic school. He has autism but it isn’t that noticeable. Benny has always wanted a dog. When his father marries another woman who is really rich, Benny thinks that he will finally be able to get a dog. But turns out that Benny was wrong. … Continue reading Book Review: Almost Perfect by Diane Daniels Manning

Book Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Age Recommended: 13 and up Genre: Supernatural Fiction This was an okay book; I felt that the part of the book describing the grandfather’s teenage years was really drawn out. The author could have focused more on developing other aspects of the book – for example, how did the grandfather make himself younger? This book was an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley. ————————————————— Ellie’s not used to change. Middle school is quite stressful and she has almost no friends. Just when Ellie thinks that things couldn’t get worse, a pimply boy turns up on their … Continue reading Book Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Book Review: Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel (book two of the Dust Girl trilogy)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 12 and up In my experience, sequels to books aren’t nearly as good as the first book, but this one was even better!¬†I can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy: Bad Luck Girl! —————————————————- Callie Le Roux is running. Again. She recently¬†found out that she is¬†a princess and that a prophecy was joined to her name. Everyone seemed to know who and what she was. Callie had formed an alliance with a boy named Jack and the two had grown very close. Callie believes that her ¬†parents … Continue reading Book Review: Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel (book two of the Dust Girl trilogy)

Book Review: Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel ( book one of the Dust Girl trilogy )

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 12 and up Dust Girl was a great book and I look forward to reviewing the next book in the series: Golden Girl! This book was a birthday gift, courtesy of my parents ¬† ¬† ūüôā ———————————————————–   Callie Le Roux lives in the dust city. She finds out she’s half fairy just as a huge dust storm comes to town and sweeps her mother away. Callie faints and later finds out that her fairy family is trying to find her. There’s only one problem: Callie doesn’t know who to … Continue reading Book Review: Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel ( book one of the Dust Girl trilogy )

Book Review: If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Realistic fiction Age Recommended: 13 and up This book is an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley and will be published by Scholastic on August 26th. —————————————————- Mike’s father is dead. He died in the war against Afghanistan hoping that his sacrifices and those of many others would end it. Eight years later, Mike is¬†16 years old, and the war is still¬†going on. Mike is not sure that¬†his father ever loved him, when one day, he receives a letter from his dead father.¬†Mike’s father had written this letter before he died and now some anonymous … Continue reading Book Review: If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy

Book Review: The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Age Recommended: 12 and up Genre: Realistic Fiction This book was an ARC courtesy of NetGalley. ————————————————– He is the most famous of them all… He is… Jackson Greene! Jackson is a crook. Well, not really a crook. More like a very talented individual who has no idea what to use his talent for.¬†Jackson is good at thievery and he is known school wide for his tricks. Jackson had gotten into trouble a lot and one time it cost him his best friend: Gabby.¬†Jackson has had a crush on Gabby for as long as … Continue reading Book Review: The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson