Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers (August 30th 2016) Paperback: 416 pages Source: ARC from PenguinTeens Add on: Goodreads Rating: 4 of 5 stars There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. […]

Teaser Tuesday: Circus Mirandus

What is teaser Tuesday? It’s a meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Grab your current read, flip to a random page, share two teaser sentences, don’t include spoilers. Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley Hardcover: 304 pages Publication date: June 2, 2015 Publisher: Dial Books Add on: Goodreads “‘Thought you didn’t offer miracles.’ ‘I did once,’ he said softly. The lamps […]

Review: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Publisher: Atheneum Books (March 9, 2010) Hardcover: 294 pages Rating: 4 of 5 stars Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there’s no delete button. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school—but no one knows it. Most people—her teachers and doctors included—don’t think she’s capable of […]

Review: Kingdom Keepers Books 1-3 by Ridley Pearson

Disney After Dark Publisher: Hyperion (August 29, 2005) Paperback: 324 pages Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge […]

Teaser Tuesday: The Colossus Rises + Reached

What is teaser Tuesday? It’s a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Grab your current read, flip to a random page, share two teaser sentences, don’t include spoilers. The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis Hardcover: 304 pages Publication date: February 5, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Add on: Goodreads “On the morning I was scheduled to die, a large barefoot man with […]

Review: Princess of the Sliver Woods by Jessica Day George

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books (December 11th, 2012) Hardcover: 336 pages Source: Netgalley Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through […]

Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books (May 8th, 2012) Hardcover: 305 pages Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an […]