Genre: Fantasy

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Posted March 7, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  In the rush of books hastily published on the wake of Twilight‘s success, there’s only about 5% that are well-written, worthwhile books. Evermore is not quite one of them. Evermore is about a girl who survives a car crash that killed her family.  She comes out of the accident with a near-death experience and goes to live with her wealthy young aunt who is rarely around and deals with her newfound psychic abilities by hiding in awkward hoodies and loud music.  Then she meets Damen.  Damen is the only person whose thoughts are quiet in Ever’s head.  And he’s drop dead […]

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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

Posted March 4, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  This little book was quirky, fun and adorable.  Everything I’d expect from Roald Dahl. I know I don’t often review children’s books, but some just deserve a bit of love.  Silly nostalgic books from silly nostalgic authors.  Between The BFG and Matilda, Roald Dahl ruled my childhood.  And, as I’ve grown into adulthood, I’ve learned he wrote a lot more books than I knew when I was a kid.  Am I going to let being 28 stop me from reading them?  Um, no. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me is a cute little one-off story about a boy and his […]

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Blue Window by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Blue Window by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Posted February 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Hmm.  Mixed feelings about this book.  On one hand, Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that world.  It was a fun ride with nuances of The Chronicles of Narnia […]

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Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Posted February 14, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Random House Books for Young Readersin exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This is going to be a very difficult review to write. Tess of the Road filled a void for me that won’t (I hope) exist for most people, and because of that, Tess is my soul.  I’m convinced there must be a better word in German to describe how much I love Tess Dombegh and how much I am Tess Dombegh.  I can’t find […]

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Atlantia by Ally Condie

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Posted February 5, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Oy vei this book was such a chore. I read Crossed by Ally Condie recently, and didn’t like it, and when this popped up on my wishlist, I repeatedly reminded myself that I didn’t like her previous books.  I told myself over and over again that it was a bad idea. BUT.  It’s an Atlantis inspired dystopia! I have such a weak spot for Atlantis. Okay, so here’s what what cool about this book.  Because it wasn’t completely bad.  The concept of an underwater dystopian city is great, and it’s not one I’ve seen very often.  If the air was poisoned, […]

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