Friday, January 29, 2021

Sow the Wind


Title: Sow the Wind

Author: Stephanie A. Cain

Publisher: Cathartes
ISBN: 9780990375838

Thoughts:  Good characters, but I did not get the point.

Rating: 2/5

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Princess Bride


Title: The Princess Bride

Author: William Goldman

Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156035156

Thoughts:  Possibly more hilarious than the movie - especially with the introduction and all the asides -  but you do have to take into consideration when it was written.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, January 25, 2021

Dear Child


Title: Dear Child

Author: Romy Hausmann

Publisher: Flatiron
ISBN: 9781250768537

Thoughts:  Stunning psychological mystery with logical twists and turns around every corner.

Rating: 5/5

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

White Ivy

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Title: White Ivy

Author: Susie Yang

Publisher: Simon Schuster
ISBN: 9781797111919

Thoughts:  I kept waiting for something to happen, and even when it did, it seemed to take forever, which was not help by an unsympathetic main character.

Rating: 2/5

The Coat

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Title: The Coat

Author: April Grunspan

Publisher: Black Rose
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  A very unique frame story about the Holocaust, but it felt awfully didactic at times.

Rating: 3/5

Friday, January 15, 2021

Prairie Lotus

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Title: Prairie Lotus

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: Clarion
ISBN: 9781328781505

Thoughts:  A very unique historical fiction that all fans of Little House - current readers or long past - should pick up.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, January 11, 2021

City Spies


Title: City Spies

Author: James Ponti

Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN: 9781534414914

Thoughts:  This started off rather slow, but really picked up into a frenzied pace as the story built.

Rating: 3/5

Out of the Silent Planet


Title: Out of the Silent Planet

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743234900

Thoughts:  Great world-building but rather slow, and being Lewis, there is some definite allegory.

Rating: 3/5

The Contender


Title: The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando

Author: William J. Mann

Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 97810062427649

Thoughts:  I am not a big fan of Brando, and this book is rather long and detailed, but Mann has a way with words that makes it almost read as smoothly as fiction.

Rating: 4/5

Friday, January 8, 2021

Wizards & Spells


Title: Wizards & Spells: A Young Adventurer's Guide

Author: Dungeons & Dragons

ISBN: 9781948456463

Thoughts:  Good guide if you are interested in Dungeons & Dragons, or most any RPG.

Rating: 3/5

Thursday, January 7, 2021

From the Desk of Zoe Washington


Title: From the Desk of Zoe Washington

Author: Janae Marks

Publisher: Katherine Tegen
ISBN: 9780062875853

Thoughts:  Realistic, heartfelt story that did not need to jump on the kids baking bandwagon.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat


Title: The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

Author: Edward Kelsey Moore

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780385362887

Thoughts:  A story of true friendship that will make you laugh, cry, and laugh some more.

Rating: 4/5



Title: Snapdragon

Author: Kat Leyh

Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 9781250171122

Thoughts:  The art felt a little uneven in places, but the story more than made up for it.

Rating: 5/5

Monday, January 4, 2021

Blank Vol 1


Title: Blank Vol 1

Author: Pop Mhan

Publisher: Tokyopop
ISBN: 9781598167795

Thoughts:  Exciting and fun American manga with just a little too much fan-service.

Rating: 3/5