Friday, March 24, 2017

The Outsiders

Title: The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton
Publisher: Top Shelf
ISBN: 9780739339015
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I cannot tell if the structural problems where ingenious because the story is actually Ponyboy's theme paper, or if they are just indicative of the author's immaturity.

Rating: 3/5

Suspended

Title: Suspsended
Author: Sarah Noffke
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781523285440
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Too much head-hopping and too many secrets kept from even the reader weighed down what otherwise could have been a very good YA fantasy.

Rating: 2/5

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Super Spy

Title: Super Spy
Author: Matt Kindt
Publisher: Top Shelf
ISBN: 9781891830969
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A dark "slice-of-life" collection of interrelated graphic stories concerning WWII spies.

Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Operation Tenley

Title: Operation Tenley
Author: Jennifer Gooch Hummer
Publisher: Month9books
ISBN: 9781945107153
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Kinda cute story but with a few storytelling bumps that middle-graders with most likely speed through.

Rating: 3/5

Blood Debt

Title: Blood Debt
Author: Nancy Straight
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781476203416
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: If V. C. Andrews wrote about Centaurs, this would be the result.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Stacking the Shelves:3/12-3/18

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

First Reads from Goodreads:
The Bloom Girls by Emily Cavanagh
The Man in the Lighthouse by Erik Valeur

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sea Hearts

Title: Sea Hearts
Author: Margo Lanagan
Publisher: Bolinda
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A very interesting and heart-breaking tale about an island the affect of selkies (although, they are never referred to as selkies but rather mermaids).

Rating: 4/5