Publisher: Feiwel & Friends


Feb 26
Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

I feel sorry for all of you who read the first two books in The Lunar Chronicles as they were published.  I was content to just hear how amazing Marissa Meyer’s writing is, content in the knowledge that I would get around to reading them…someday.  But when I made these books part of my “Series Catch-Up Challenge” earlier this month, it was time to buckle down.  I LOVED Cinder.  Even with all of my stinginess, I gave it five stars…. Read more »


Feb 12
Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder is part of my personal “Series Catch-Up” challenge.  As many raves as I’ve heard about this book, I was skeptical.  A cyborg?  A cyborg mechanic, no less?  I wasn’t sure if or how I would connect with this story.  And honestly, before reading Cinder, I wouldn’t have been able to give you a good definition of cyborg.  I probably would have said, “It’s something like a robot, right?”  I needn’t have worried, though, because Cinder was a 5 star… Read more »


Oct 24
Review: Friends and Traitors (Slayers # 2) by C.J. Hill

Review: Friends and Traitors (Slayers # 2) by C.J. Hill

My Take: Note – This review will contain spoilers from Slayers, the first book in the series.In Friends and Traitors, our fearless band of dragon slayers is back.  Tori, in particular, is better-trained and ready to do battle with Overdrake and his newly-hatched dragons.  We also finally meet Ryker, who was a fetus when we first encountered him.  He is determined to fulfill his destiny, against his parents’ wishes.Friends and Traitors doesn’t break a lot of new ground after Slayers,… Read more »


May 19
Review: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Review: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Monument 14 is a decent entry in the glut of YA post-apocalyptic novels.  It starts off with a monster of a hailstorm that results in the quite graphic deaths of a number of kids on a school bus.  The survivors – 14 kids and one adult – seek cover at a Wal-Mart-esque superstore.  That last adult is quickly removed from the equation when she heads out for help.  The kids learn from newscasts in the store that the world is… Read more »