The Great Hunt Author: Wendy Higgins Genre: YA/Fantasy Grade: B A lot of the time when reading a book like this I get the feeling the young characters are confusing lust with true love. That was strong in this one. I mean their bodies were responding pretty much from the first minute yet I just … More The Great Hunt
Disneylanders Author: Kate Abbott Genre: YA Grade: B Casey is about to start high school, abandoned by her best friend and dealing with parents who don’t seem to want her to grow up when they take their annual summer trip to Disneyland. While there and miserable she meets Bert and the two spend the next … More Disneylanders
The Wild Girl Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Real People Grade: A I just want to give upfront trigger warnings for sexual abuse, child abuse and rape. The Wild Girl is the story of Dortchen Wild, a young girl living with her parents and her sisters in Hesse-Cassel when Napoleon was rampaging his way through Europe. … More The Wild Girl
The best way to describe some books- they aren’t exactly bad but a chore to finish. Off the Page was that way to me. It was a chore to finish reading it. I think I only did because I don’t like giving up on books. Maybe the best thing I could say was that it … More Off the Page
Clara and Maren are two sister’s (technically they aren’t sisters they were just orphaned and adopted by the same woman). When she turns sixteen Maren however begins to turn into a mermaid which is a problem when you live on a mountain. At first Clara wants Auntie to turn Maren back into her old self … More The Mermaid’s Sister
I was not actually going to finish my Favorites in 2014 but what the heck? There was only this one left and while I’m not big on retelling (writes the girl who watched Once Upon a Time for the first time in years to see live-action Frozen). I had a lot of fun playing in Marissa Meyer’s world … More Favorite Times with Books 2014 Concluded!
I first read about Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Hepperman on a beauty blog and I immediately put it on my wish list. The poems take important issues that girls and women deal with and wraps them up in fairy tales. The book also includes pictures and artwork throughout ranging from beautifully creepy to … More Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty