Book Review: The Oddfits by Tiffany Tsao (Book one of the Oddfits series)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 11 and up I felt that this book was very drawn-out and I kept waiting for something exciting to happen, only to find the book end abruptly. Also, the author introduced a random character in the middle of the book, only to kill him off later, and I didn’t really see the point of that because the author didn’t really build the character  and the character had close to no relevance to the book. —————————————– Murgatroyd Floyd, has never really exceeded expectations, or even met him. To those around him, he … Continue reading Book Review: The Oddfits by Tiffany Tsao (Book one of the Oddfits series)

Book Review: The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 13 and up This book was incredible. Normally, books like this where one can predict the events aren’t very much fun to read, but the seemingly endless plot twists in this book kept me engaged and guessing. —————————————- Suzanne Lombard went missing at age fourteen. Her mysterious disappearance created a nationwide panic. Moreover, her father was running for senator at the time of her disappearance and the event shook her family up. It’s ten years later and Suzanne’s whereabouts are still a mystery. Her father is now vice president, running for … Continue reading Book Review: The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons

Book Review: The Money Tree by Helen Yeomans

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 12 and up I received this book courtesy of BookRature I didn’t like this book very much because it is very drawn out and really has no clear direction. There are many confusing, run-on sentences and some of the content was redundant too. I also feel that several of the characters could have been developed better. —————————————— The Frisby’s are a family living in Canada. They grow money trees. Also known as the Juniperus Lucre, the money tree is grown in many countries. However, there can only be one cultivator of this tree per country and they … Continue reading Book Review: The Money Tree by Helen Yeomans

Book Review: Perilous by Cidney Swanson (Book seven of the Ripple series)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up This book was exceptionally well written but I found that it was the hardest to follow in terms of plot because there were many characters and they were all in different parts of the world. ——————————————- George is planning to save the world. The rest of the people think that they are safe, but they’re now. Not until George’s plan succeeds. George is planning to give every person in the world the power to turn invisible. He believes that after this occurs, people will never go … Continue reading Book Review: Perilous by Cidney Swanson (Book seven of the Ripple series)

Book Review: Knavery by Cidney Swanson (Book six of the Ripple series)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 15 and up This was my favorite book by far in the whole series because all of the characters from the entire series were brought together to form one truly exciting, amazing plot. ——————————————– George has joined his uncle Fritz- it is the only thing keeping him alive. Fritz gave him two choices: either live painfully as his prisoner or work alongside him with great benefits. It wasn’t a difficult choice. Until one day, Fritz asks for George’s help in threatening and killing a girl. George complies until he … Continue reading Book Review: Knavery by Cidney Swanson (Book six of the Ripple series)

Book Review: Immutable by Cidney Swanson (Book five of the Ripple series)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up My Secret Santa bought me the fifth and sixth book of this series!! I am ever so grateful for this and can’t wait to read the next book! If you’re reading this, you know who you are!! I found this book a little more difficult to understand, again, because of the abrupt change of main characters, but also because the characters had very similar names. ———————————————– Martina is one of the Angel Corps- a group of clones designed by Fritz to rid the world of imperfect … Continue reading Book Review: Immutable by Cidney Swanson (Book five of the Ripple series)

Book Review: Visible by Cidney Swanson (Book four of the Ripple series)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up I found this book a little more enjoyable than the others because the focus of the author switched and many secondary characters from previous books became the focus of this story. This helped a lot with the development of these characters and I enjoyed reading about their backgrounds. ——————————————- Sam and her friend Gwyn have finally managed to escape from the clutches of the evil Fritz and they believe him to be defeated. Gwyn is also living her “happily ever after” with Chretin and can’t wait to … Continue reading Book Review: Visible by Cidney Swanson (Book four of the Ripple series)

Book Review: Unfurl by Cidney Swanson (Book Three of the Ripple series)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up This book was a little more violent than the previous ones but I found this one to be the best in terms of the story and character development. ——————————————— Sam and Will have conquered their enemies but the worst is yet to come. They believe that they are safe but one day, Sam is kidnapped from her home and taken to a lab where people attempt to take an egg from her in order to reproduce superhumans who contain Sam’s DNA. Some superhumans resembling these have … Continue reading Book Review: Unfurl by Cidney Swanson (Book Three of the Ripple series)

Book Review: Chameleon by Cidney Swanson (Book Two of the Ripple Series)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up I just recently discovered that there are seven books in this series, not four! I am thrilled and hope to read them all soon! I felt that this book was a little more confusing than the first; mainly because some of the newly introduced characters have similar names. However, this book is definitely more action-packed which I enjoyed. —————————————– Sam and Will have now broken into a university to steal a book that could solve all of their problems. However, one of the henchmen of the evil … Continue reading Book Review: Chameleon by Cidney Swanson (Book Two of the Ripple Series)

Book Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Dystopian Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up This book was my first choice for a lit circle in my school about dystopian fiction. We researched the author before reading the book and learned some very interesting things about him. I actually wouldn’t recommend this book to people who are easily offended. The book had explicit content from the beginning and also encouraged use of drugs in a dystopian society. However, the overall theme of the book was educational as it centered around identity and individuality. —————————– The book begins about 35 years in the … Continue reading Book Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley