Low Men in Yellow Coats – Read it and Rate it

April 23, 2019

Low Men in Yellow Coats (novella) by Stephen King Mystery Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) I was a little disappointed. I thought for Stephen King’s books would captivate me from the very beginning. I had to push through, hoping to get to something interesting. I finally got there. He did give amazing detail on the Low Men. I could clearly see it in my mind’s…

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From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess – Read it and Rate it

April 23, 2019

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess book #1 by Meg Cabot Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) 6th grader Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison suddenly starts getting bullied by Annabelle, a fellow 6th grader, for being a princess. Olivia has no idea why because she is NOT a princess! But she finds out that she actually is when Princess Mia picks her up…

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Virals – Read it and Rate it

April 23, 2019

Virals Virals series #1 by Kathy Reichs Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I loved this book! It had great action and lots of twists and turns. It was very captivating from the beginning. I love the uniqueness of the main plot and the characters in it. The author did such a great job with detail.

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Fever Code – Read it and Rate it

March 21, 2019

The Fever Code Maze Runner prequel by James Dashner Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) It is a pretty good book. It is a new concept of sci-fi. There isn’t really any moral. It is kind of like a prequel to the main conflict of the series.

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By Night – book review

March 21, 2019

By Night  vol. 1 by John Allison Comics Science Fiction Supernatural * * * * Stars (Great!) Jane and Heather go way back, but haven’t seen each other since they graduated from college. Now they’re both back in their hometown, Spectrum, where exactly nothing happens ever. Heather has a great idea that’s sure to be fun – the Charleswood Estate, abandoned for years, has officially run out of money to…

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Forbidden Orchid – book review

March 19, 2019

The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller Adventure Historical Fiction Romance Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Elodie Buchanan is the eldest of 10 daughters in a family that’s being torn apart by her plant collector father’s continued absence. Unspeakable things happened to him on his last trip to China and he remains haunted and broken in his apartment at Kew gardens. When his employer threatens to take…

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New Kid – book review

March 19, 2019

New Kid by Jerry Craft Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Tween * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Because seventh grader Jordan Banks’ parents want the best education for their son, he ends up attending Riverdale Academy Day School instead of art school (but you get to see lots of his artwork/comics here!). It’s a wealthy, fancy pants place far from his neighborhood. At first Jordan doesn’t think he’s going to…

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Prince and the Dressmaker – book review

February 21, 2019

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Graphic Novel Young Adult Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Frances is a young seamstress who finds a position as the Prince’s “dressmaker” when one of her designs – very risqué – debuts at a ball held in his honor. Prince Sebastian loves her ideas and wants her to make eye-catching, traffic-stopping gowns for him when he dresses up as Lady…

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Thanks for the Trouble – book review

February 18, 2019

Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach Realistic Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Parker Santé hasn’t spoken in 5 years when he meets the mysterious, silver-haired Zelda Toth, whom he’s attempting to rob in the dining room of the Palace Hotel. He’s so distracted by her presence that he leaves his notebook at the scene of the crime. When he returns to retrieve it, she’s reading it….

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My Heartbeat – book review

January 15, 2019

My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Ellen, 14, is close to her older brother Link (short for Lincoln) and his best friend James. She’s had a crush on James for as long as she can remember, which both Link and James think is adorable. They often allow her to tag along on their adventures and be a part of their conversations. It’s not…

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