Tag Archives: Review

Review: Ruby Holler

Author: Sharon Creech Pages: 288 Genre: Middle-Grade Brother and sister Dallas and Florida are the “trouble twins.” In their short thirteen years, they’ve passed through countless foster homes, only to return to their dreary orphanage, Boxton Creek Home. Run by the Trepids, a greedy and strict couple, Boxton Creek seems impossible to escape. When Mr. …

Review: The Wanderer

Thirteen-year-old Sophie hears the sea calling, promising adventure and a chance for discovery as she sets sail for England with her three uncles and two cousins. Sophie’s cousin Cody isn’t sure he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father. Through Sophie’s and Cody’s travel logs, we hear stories of …

Review: Primary Inversion

Author: Catherine Asaro ISBN: 9780812550238 Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 384 The Skolian Empire rules a third of the civilized galaxy through its mastery of faster-than-light communication. But war with the rival empire of the Traders seems imminent, a war that can only lead to slavery for the Skolians or the destruction of both sides. Destructive skirmishes …

Review: Feed

Author: Mira Grant ISBN: 9780316122467 Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 571 The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty …

Mini-Review: Mockingjay

Author: Suzanne Collins ISBN: 9780545788298 Genre: Sci-Fi/Dystopian Pages: 400 Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived. But her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding… – Goodreads synopsis I’ve had Mockingjay on my shelves for awhile and forgot that I had yet to read it until after I started …

Review: The Fangirl Life

Author: Kathleen Smith ISBN: 9781101983690 Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help Pages: 240 You’d probably know a “fangirl” when you see one, but the majority stay relatively closeted due to the stigma of being obsessed with fictional characters. However, these obsessions are sometimes the fangirl’s solutions for managing stress, anxiety, and even low self-esteem. Fangirling is often branded as behavior …

Review: Furiously Happy

Author: Jenny Lawson ISBN: 9781447238355 Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir Pages: 276 I used one of my Audible credits to get this book after listening to Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. In her new book, FURIOUSLY HAPPY, Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible …