Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

I really, really, really like this book. I was so surprised by it.  At the time of writing this review (January 29th! I’m dying, waiting for everyone else to be able to read it!) it’s currently at a well-deserved 4.53 stars on Goodreads.  I’m so happy for Elizabeth Lim and I hope the rating stays high.  This book is pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway, and that description is doing it a huge disservice.  It is Mulan in as far as she’s a girl disguised as a boy, and it’s Project Runway only because she makes dresses.  So know that, then […]

Posted June 26, 2019 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Traditionally, I think Roald Dahl’s books are a quirky delight.  Even if he was sort of a horrible person, his childrens books are memorable and fun.  If you look past the unfortunate things that weaseled their way in. So lets talk about Fantastic Mr. Fox.  If this is a beloved tale from your childhood, you may want to skip this review, because I’m not going to be particularly nice.  A lot of Dahl is woven in my childhood, but not this book, so it’s easier to be objective and grumpy. I’m going to give two different descriptions of the book: Description One: […]

Posted February 13, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

While I had some fundamental issues with this book, I think the YA world in may just love it. Immoral Code tells the story of five teens, best friends since forever, taking action against injustice.  Bellany is brilliant and could go full-ride to MIT… except that her umber rich father still shows up on her FAFSA and she can get an ounce of support.  Even though her father abandoned her before she was born.  When Bellamy tries to call him, he hangs up on her.  So that’s it.  No MIT. Except her friend Narioka, hacker extraordinaire, has a different idea. […]

Posted February 11, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Malcolm has heard strange rumors about the baby with the nuns. It’s said she’s the daughter of a powerful man and the woman who started the League of St. Alexander.  It’s said the CCD is looking for her.  It’s said she’s the answer to a prophecy.  When Malcolm sees the little girl, he doesn’t see what the big deal is.  She’s cute, but she’s just a baby – how could she be so dangerous. Malcolm is certainly about to find out as he is whisked away into a world of secrets and spies.  When the biggest flood London has ever […]

Posted November 26, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //