This book is grace wrapped in beauty and I loved it. Zara has dreamed of playing Echo in Echo and Ariston for as long as she can remember. When she auditions for the great Leopold Henneman, she doesn’t expect to be cast… but here she is, sneaking into the beautiful Aurelia theatre through the alley door, living her dream… and standing over a dying man. Bit by bit, the players pick away at her, the director builds her up and breaks her down. And there are more deaths in the Aurelia. And, even more unexpected, Zara finds herself falling in love. […]
Fidelia is not quite prepared for an adventure right now. Her parents were just hopelessly drowned in the Undertow all because she told them the storm was far off. She’s mourning for goodness sake and her whole future hangs in balance. EVERYTHING is changing. This is a super, super bad time for her to be abducted by pirates. Unfortunately for Fidelia, this is one of those instances where her opinion doesn’t matter very much, so kidnapped she is and bundled aboard the Jewel to sail with fearsome Captain Merrick the Monstrous and his crew of miscreants. Her task? Retrieve Merrick’s treasure from the […]
Journal of Curious Letters will be available in the UK on February 8th, 2018! This book is currently available in the US. The potential for Journal of Curious Letters was great. It did not follow through. I LOVE adventure stories. I love finding clues and running about and ALL THAT hullaballoo. National Treasure? Scooby-Doo? I AM DOWN. That’s why I figured that Journal of Curious Letters would be a good fit for me. Unfortunately, it disappointed. There were a lot of things that I felt went wrong with this book, to the point where it was unenjoyable. For starters – there were […]
I am definitely older than the target audience for this book, but for what it was, it was nice. Invisible tells the story of a pre-teen deaf girl who has gotten herself tangled with a bully and is given a second chance by a teacher. There’s no love triangle, there’s no overdramatic angst. It’s simply a nice little story about a girl learning about herself and allowing herself to be happy. It’s very sweet. I would recommend it any middle school girl looking to for a nice story without an undue amount of angst.
This book is tacky and a little ridiculous. It tries to be light hearted then super serious in the same breath and the somewhat graphic, totally uncalled for sex scene in the middle was totally unconnected to anything and unnecessary. She also writes in two different voices, one that is totally useless to the plot and is flat as a pancake. It’s redeeming qualities are the shortness (less than 200 pages) and a few (but not all!) of the ghosts, who were quirky and fun.
Definitely not what I expected, but I couldn’t put it down.