Saturday, March 25, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 3/19-3/25

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Missing by Kelly Armstrong

First Reads from Goodreads:
The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 2/26-3/4

For review (on Bookloons):
Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain

LibraryThing Early Review:
Winter Thrillz Vol. 1 by TL Katt
Heir to the Lamp by Michelle Lowery Combs
Solomon's Bell by Michelle Lowery Combs

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Ring and the Crown

Title: The Ring and the Crown
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Recorded Books
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: De la Cruz takes everything you expect from a YA romantic fantasy and completely turns them on their head making for an amazing read.

Rating: 5/5

Deck the Halls

Title: Deck the Halls
Author: Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743212007
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Easy-reading mystery/suspense combining characters from each author's individual works.

Rating: 3/5