Narrator: Emily Bauer

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

There are pluses and minuses to listening to audiobooks.  In the case of Enclave I think I would enjoy this better in paperback than audio.  Emily Bauer’s narration is high-pitched and adds a childishness to the story that made me cringe a bit.  Like The City of Ember and The Giver, this is an interesting dystopia led by children.  The world is rich and fascinating, but the childish edge makes it easy to disregard.  So, unless you’re passing this forward to a middle grade reader, I’d strongly suggest the book over the audiobook. Even though the dystopia genre is a bit tired, I […]

Posted June 22, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

In the beginning, Miranda was worried about skating lessons. Life is normal.  Her brother is coming home from college for the summer.  Her step-mother is pregnant.  She has three essays due on the same topic.  Then a meteor hits the moon with enough force to move the celestial body and everything changes.  Weather changes, communication goes out.  Mayhem.  The end of the world. This story is Miranda’s diary on the goings-on of life after everything changes. I’m really glad I gave this book a chance. I very nearly DNF’d this book a couple hours in.  I didn’t love the format, […]

Posted November 22, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

I detest quitting a book, but I’ve just got to face the facts… there are too many books in this world to spend time suffering through one I dislike.  Bright Young Things was one of those books that just didn’t work for me.  It wasn’t what I was looking for right now.  It happens, but it doesn’t mean it won’t be right for you!  So, in list format, here’s why I decided not to continue this book: The introductory scene just seemed cruel to me.  Of all the starting places to pick, getting married then immediately running away for no […]

Posted July 19, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //