• Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

  • Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

  • Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

  • Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

  • Review: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

  • Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Apr 24
Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

When you hear the title, Dorothy Must Die, and you picture pretty Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz with her cute pigtails and sweet gingham dress, you know you are in for a twisted ride.  In Dorothy Must Die, the characters and the world we know and love are flipped upside down and turned inside out.  This Dorothy is a power-hungry, murderous psychopath. She does still have the cute pigtails and the gingham dress, though.  The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion,… Read more »


Apr 22
Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

When I read the synopsis of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I felt so much sympathy for Lara Jean, the main character.  Lara Jean has written letters to a number of her crushes over the years, never intending to actually send them.  She pours her heart out in the letters, telling each guy what she loves about him and what she hates.  She recounts events in painstaking detail.  And then, horror of horrors, those letters are somehow taken from her room… Read more »


Apr 20
Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

If you’ve been craving a novel that depicts Adolf Hitler in all of his teenager-creeping glory, Prisoner of Night and Fog might be for you.  I can usually count on having good luck with historical fiction, particularly novels set during WWI or WWII.  (This story takes place in the period between the two wars.)  But unfortunately, this book was mostly a miss for me, primarily due to problems with the protagonist. Gretchen is a teenager in Munich, fiercely loyal to… Read more »


Apr 18
Stacking the Shelves # 61

Stacking the Shelves # 61

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme. FOR REVIEW Rebel by Amy Tintera Plus One by Elizabeth Fama LIBRARY   Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige The Nethergrim by Matthew… Read more »


Apr 17
Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

This is not my first encounter with a book narrated by a 5-year-old – I read and loved Room by Emma Donoghue.  But with The Bear, the narration was awkward and frustrating.  Perhaps the problem is that I don’t know many (or any) 5-year-olds, and perhaps this book accurately depicts how they think and speak, but after 200 pages of: “I am crying and there is a lake in my body that all the tears come from and it is getting… Read more »


Apr 14
Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Bookish Items

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Bookish Items

vide   Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is: FAVORITE BOOKISH ITEMS In a bit over one year of blogging, I’m still amazed at all of the new books I acquired over the past year.  New books mean new bookshelves and bookcases, and below, I’ve included photos of those that I bought recently. I loved this little staircase bookshelf.  It’s not the most practical… Read more »


Apr 13
Review: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Review: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

The last time I had a flu shot, back in 2009, something went wrong, and I had a good deal of pain in my arm for about six months, and I was unable to lift it more than 90 degrees.  (This also explains why I have not had a flu shot in nearly five years.)  The characters in Don’t Even Think About It have a much odder reaction to their flu shots.  Approximately twenty students in one high school class… Read more »


Apr 11
Stacking the Shelves # 60

Stacking the Shelves # 60

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme. PURCHASED Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor: I pre-ordered the B&N version that came with this cool (signed!) print!  I’ve been… Read more »