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Trell by Dick Lehr

Trell by Dick Lehr

Romero Taylor is a wrongfully accused man. He knows this, his wife knows this, and his daughter Van Trell Taylor knows this.  Everyone knows this, but nobody is speaking up about it.  Why not?  Because the crime he is accused of is horrific:  a twelve-year-old girl was shot.  Furthermore, someone is keeping people quite. Van Trell is going to get down to the truth and get justice for her daddy. This book is trying to tell an important story, but it’s doing it wrong. This book is based on an actual case that author Dick Tell worked on when he was […]

Posted November 2, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Adam’s life is pretty terrible. His mom is out of work.  His father’s left.  Their house is underwater (figuratively, not literally).  He has a terrible gastrointestinal disease.  Life since the vuuv invasion has been terrible. Then Adam falls in love, and Chloe comes up with an idea.  They’ll broadcast their love story 1950s style to the vuuv.  The vuuv are obsessed with the 50s and it’ll bring some money in.  It’s an amazing idea!  Until it’s not.  When one thing starts to spiral, everything starts to go out of control and it’s up to Adam to figure out a way to […]

Posted October 19, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Infinite Now by Mindy Tarquini

The Infinite Now by Mindy Tarquini

I have a lot of really mixed feelings about The Infinite Now. On one hand, it was undeniably a really interesting book.  On the other hand, it reminded me of a mess of yarn tangled on the floor after my kitten is done playing with it.  There are a lot of ideas and characters and intertwining stories.  The author reveals very little.  Most characters are wrapped around secrets.  This book needs to be read very slowly and very carefully, or you’ll end up in a corner and not know how you got there. Lets start with what I loved:  the history. […]

Posted October 17, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

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. […]

Posted October 11, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar

Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar

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 […]

Posted October 4, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

 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 […]

Posted September 4, 2017 in Reviews // 5 Comments //