Publisher: Walker Childrens


Jul 17
Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

I have to start off this review by discussing the main character of Open Road Summer, Reagan O’Neill.  This is what my grandmother would have to say about her: “She’s a pill.”  And I would reply, “Grandma, you’re being way too nice.”  I think Reagan was supposed to be written as the bad girl with a heart of gold; the tough chick who just needed a guy to crack her shell.  Instead, what I saw a girl who despised and… Read more »


Sep 12
Review: Relativity by Cristin Bishara

Review: Relativity by Cristin Bishara

I’m not going to pretend that I understood everything about parallel lives and wormholes as they were described in Relativity, but that did not detract from my enjoyment of this book. Ruby wants what we all want, and what we all should have: loving parents and a happy home.  But she doesn’t have that.  Her mother died while Ruby was young, and her father remarried a woman who doesn’t pay a great deal of attention to Ruby, and Ruby’s stepsister… Read more »


Sep 02
Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

When I finished reading Conjured, my first thought was, “Why wasn’t this a short story?”  The first 75% was an uninteresting and somewhat confusing mish-mash of genres: lost memories, a serial killer, and magic.  The last 25% threw in a crazy, creepy twist and featured a recapping of the entire plot.  I wondered why I had to sit through a full story when it was all going to be explained for me at the end. In Conjured, Eve has no… Read more »


Mar 27
Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins

The opening of Stung is very similar to the recent Pretty Girl-13; a young girl suddenly finds herself at her home, seeking her parents, with a memory loss of several years.  Both girls believe themselves to be thirteen and are surprised to see their “new” bodies.  But whereas Angie from Pretty Girl-13 falls into the shocked and loving arms of her parents, Fiona falls out of a bathroom window as she struggles to escape a crazed, animalistic man who attempts… Read more »