Dorothy Must Die – Read It and Rate It

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Best book EVER! “Dorothy Must Die” is about a teenage girl named Amy Gumm who winds up in Oz. However, it’s not the same one as the one you and I think of. After Dorothy returns to Kansas she realizes she wants to go back to Oz, so she does. The citizens of Oz crown Dorothy Queen of … Read more

Christmas After All – Read It and Rate It

Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift Dear America series by Kathryn Lasky Historical Fiction Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I love how this book is combined with history.  The Great Depression was a very hard time, and this book describes some of the hardship very well.  I am overjoyed to have books like this one.  Without them, we wouldn’t be interested in our history.  And before we know it, … Read more

Grimm Conclusion – Read It and Rate It

The Grimm Conclusion Companion to A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz Adventure Fantasy Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is a really great book.  It has some of the characters and settings from the other two books.  There is one part where it’s really confusing, but you then understand it.  This book is really good, but not my favorite of the whole series.  

Maximum Ride: Final Warning – Read It and Rate It

The Final Warning Maximum Ride series #4 by James Patterson Adventure Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is really great because it is an adventure book twisted with romance and science fiction.  In this book the main character Max is fulfilling her destiny.  It’s really good and I hope when you read it you really enjoy it.  

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – Read It and Rate It

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Wimpy Kid #9 by Jeff Kinney Funny Illustrated Fiction Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Greg Heffley’s mom has the brilliant idea of taking an educational family road trip after she reads about it in a glossy issue of “Family Frolic” – her favorite magazine.  It’s pretty much a disaster from start to finish.  The Heffleys have crammed everyone and everything into their van and … Read more

Insurgent – Read It and Rate It

Insurgent Divergent #2 by Veronica Roth Adventure Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I absolutely love this book because it continued right on from Divergent, the first book. When Tris and Tobias set out to fight their way back to Erudite headquarters there’s so much action and the book never leaves you bored. It does always keep you hanging, though. I definitely recommend reading this book, but after you … Read more

Magic Thief – Read It and Rate It

Magic Thief Magic Thief series #1 by Sarah Prineas Fantasy * Star (A waste of time!) Magic Thief was a boy who lived on the streets and stole things in order to survive. He then became an apprentice of a well-known wizard and saved the decaying magic in the city. I didn’t like it because there was absolutely NO climax in the story. There was also NO build-up to a climax at all.  

Champion – book review

Champion Legend series #3 by Marie Lu Dystopian Science Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) June and Day have been apart for a year when Day gets a message that June wants to see him.  The Republic is in trouble.  If it can’t produce a cure for the plague that is sweeping through the Colonies, they will attack.  The Republic has no such cure, but its leader believes they can develop one if they … Read more

Clariel – book review

Clariel Abhorsen series prequel by Garth Nix Fantasy * * * Stars (Pretty good) Clariel longs for her former home when her family moves to the city to further her mother’s ambitions in the Goldsmithing Guild.  Clariel’s dream is to become a Boarderer and live in the Great Forest, but everyone else seems to have other plans for her – like setting her up as a puppet Queen.  When she encounters a Free Magic creature, … Read more

Eye of Zoltar – book review

The Eye of Zoltar Last Dragonslayer #3 by Jasper Fforde Fantasy * * * * Stars (Great!) In order to safeguard her dragon friends from the Mighty Shandar, Jennifer Strange must undertake an information-seeking expedition (not a quest!) into the perilous Cambrian Empire to uncover the last resting place of the Eye of Zoltar – a powerful pink jewel that may or may not exist.  She and her companions encounter most of the dangers the … Read more

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