Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Hummingbird Christmas

Title: A Hummingbird Christmas
Author: Karen Foley
Publisher: Tule
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Very sweet romance that did not have that annoying romance plot convention where the couple has a fight then has to get back together.

Rating: 4/5

The Perfect Mother

Title: The Perfect Mother
Author: Aimee Malloy
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: 9780062847980

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Started off kind of weird with the bouncing from 1st person to 3rd person, but once it got going, it was a wild ride with a very unexpected turn.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 5/6-5/26

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Zoey's Zany Life by Mikayla Lowery

LibraryThing Early Review:
Remeon's Destiny by J. W. Garrett
Freyja's Daughter by Rahnia Devire

Received in May's Scriptd:
The Moors by Jen Silverman
The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington by James Ijames

Friday, May 25, 2018

A Problematic Paradox

Title: A Problematic Paradox
Author:  Elliot Sappingfield
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781524738457

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Kind of a sci-fi Harry Potter, that I am pretty sure is the first in a series.  A lot of unanswered questions at the end, so I really hope so.

Rating: 3/5

Dead Sea Games

Title: Dead Sea Games
Author:  J. Whitworth Hazzard
Publisher: BHC
ISBN: n/a

Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Average zombie thriller with a pretty strong main character.

Rating: 3/5

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

Title: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Author:  R. L. Stein
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781610676229
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Most of the thrill in this was from a human monster rather than a supernatural one, which made it a little different.  However, I cannot believe that an archaeologist would say "mummy case" instead of "sarcophagus", a word that many middle schoolers should have come across at some point in history.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, May 7, 2018

Race to the End of the World

Title: Race to the End of the World
Author:  A. L. Tait
Publisher: Kane Miller
ISBN: 9781610676229
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: An action-packed MG fantasy with two strong leads that really leaves you wanting more.

Rating: 5/5

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 4/29-5/5

Received in May's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
Heat by Karen Foley
Hightail It to Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson
The Bride Next Door by Hope Ramsey
Maid for Love by Marie Force
The Amish Teacher's Gift by Rachel J. Good
One for the Rogue by Manda Collins
The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Friday, May 4, 2018

Mars Girls

Title: Mars Girls
Author:  Mary Truzillo
Publisher: Apex
ISBN: 9781370806799
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Turzillo tried too hard to world-build, resulting in way too much slang that really affected the flow of the story.

Rating: 2/5

Holly Down in Heaven

Title: Holly Down in Heaven
Author:  Kara Lee Corthron
Publisher: Samuel French
ISBN: 9780573701979
Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: Entertaining but rather messed up, but so are a lot of new and edgy contemporary plays.

Rating: 4/5


Title: Wishtree
Author:  Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: 9780525500940
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This short MG fantasy packs a punch with a tale about prejudice, friendship, conservation, tradition, and community.

Rating: 4/5