From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – book review

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler By E.L. Konigsburg Adventure Juvenile Fiction Mystery Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Feeling unappreciated and taken advantage of, Claudia decides to teach her parents a lesson by running away. Because she’s a planner, and accustomed to a certain standard of living (and comfort) she decides to invite her younger brother Jamie (who saves ALL of his money) on…

December 7, 2018
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Boxcar Children (series) – Read It and Rate It

December 3, 2018

The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner Adventure Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is amazing.  The characters are wonderful.  Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are all orphans, but are also brothers and sisters.  The only way that they can be together is by trying to make it on their own.  Later in the story they find a boxcar that they live in…

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Wildcard

November 3, 2018

Wildcard sequel to Warcross by Marie Lu Mystery Romance Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Emika Chen learns that Hideo has created an algorithm that allows him to control the minds of anyone who uses his NeuroLink, she breaks off their relationship and turns to Zero, the mysterious entity who attempted to sabotage the Warcross Championships.  He knew what Hideo was going to do, and…

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I’m From Nowhere

November 1, 2018

I’m From Nowhere by Suzanne Myers Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Wren’s journalist mother gets a once in a life opportunity to report on a story in Greenland for 6 months, but as a result, Wren has to go to Hardwick Hall – a boarding school on the east coast (very far away from her home in Ventura, CA) where her mom was once a…

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Slated – book review

September 4, 2018

Slated Slated trilogy #1 by Teri Terry Dystopian Mystery Romance Science Fiction Suspense/Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Kyla is one of the Slated – her memories have been erased to give her a clean slate and she’s just been given clearance to go home with a new family.  As part of her contract, she must wear a monitoring bracelet (a Levo) that measures her mood – if she…

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Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom – book review

August 29, 2018

Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom written by Terry Blas & Molly Muldoon illustrated by Matthew Seely Graphic Novel Horror Mystery Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Teens attending a summer camp for weight loss are witnesses to the grisly murder of one of their senior counselors.  When they learn that the camp director is either knowingly or unknowingly covering up the truth about what really happened, they…

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Ember in the Ashes – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Adventure Fantasy Mystery Romance Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * .5 Stars (Great!) An Ember in the Ashes is a great book that I would definitely recommend to anyone.  No matter what genre you prefer, you will enjoy this book.  This book has the crazy imagination of science fiction books.  It has the emotion found in romance books.  It…

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Ring of Fire – Read It & Rate It

June 2, 2018

Ring of Fire Century Quartet #1 by P.D. Baccalario Adventure Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I really loved all of the action and mystery!  These are really the only types of books I love.  It’s even better, of course, with a little romance.  This book also contains some danger and suspense.  I love it all!

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Time Museum – book review

May 2, 2018

The Time Museum Book #1 by Matthew Loux Adventure Graphic Novel Mystery Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) While visiting her uncle over summer vacation Delia Bean follows a kiwi bird into the woods and discovers the Earth Time Museum.  It’s a museum of all of planet Earth’s history from all times – past, present, and future!  She learns her uncle runs the place and…

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Hidden Oracle – book review

April 30, 2018

The Hidden Oracle The Trials of Apollo #1 by Rick Riordan Audio Edition Adventure Fantasy Mythology Mystery * * * * Stars (Great!) The Greek god, Apollo, has been transformed into a teenage boy named Lester – complete with acne and flab!  He’s not sure why he’s being punished (or what for), but he quickly discovers he’s in danger.  He’s lost most of his godly powers and those that remain…

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