Book Review: Hereafter

Hereafter by Tara Hudson Can there truly be love after death? Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she’s dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she’s trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries toContinue reading “Book Review: Hereafter”

Book Review: Watership Down

Watership Down by Richard Adams Set in England’s Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of friends, they journey forth fromContinue reading “Book Review: Watership Down”

Top Ten Tuesday – Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is Summer TBR. As I am sure everyone is aware, my TBR has become completely out of control, but that’s okay. I’m slowly working my way through it (while at the same time constantly adding more). FirstContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Summer TBR”

Book Review: OCDaniel

OCDaniel by Wesley King Daniel is the back-up punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Which really means he’s the water boy. He spends football practice perfectly arranging water cups—and hoping no one notices. Actually, he spends most of his time hoping no one notices his strange habits—he calls them Zaps: avoiding writing the number four,Continue reading “Book Review: OCDaniel”

Book Review: Confessions Of A Call Centre Worker

Confessions Of A Call Centre Worker by Izabelle Winter Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a call centre? Imagine speaking to members of the public fifty or more times every day, always having to be courteous and professional no matter what they say to you. Could you keep your cool while talking toContinue reading “Book Review: Confessions Of A Call Centre Worker”

Book Review: Allie And Bea

Allie And Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat—on a mission toContinue reading “Book Review: Allie And Bea”

Complaints Of A Bearded Dragon

Dear Hooman, I have been staying at this establishment for several months now, and I wish to inform you of my short list of complaints. Short, only because at this time I have not yet thought of more. Hooman frequently gives me baths, cleans my room, and rearranges my belongings. I then have to spendContinue reading “Complaints Of A Bearded Dragon”

Book Review: The Edelweiss Sisters

The Edelweiss Sisters by Kate Hewitt 1938, Salzburg. A powerful story of hope, forbidden love, and incredible courage, about three sisters who will risk everything—even their own lives—as part of the resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Austria. Johanna, Birgit and Lotte Eder have always lived quiet lives, working in their father’s clockmaking shop and helping theirContinue reading “Book Review: The Edelweiss Sisters”

The Girl Who Owned A City: Graphic Novel

The Girl Who Owned A City – O.T. Nelson A DEADLY VIRUS KILLED EVERY ADULT ON EARTH, LEAVING ONLY US KIDS BEHIND. My parents are gone, so I’m responsible for my little brother Todd. I have to make sure we stay alive. Many kids are sick or starving, and fierce gangs are stealing and destroyingContinue reading “The Girl Who Owned A City: Graphic Novel”

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not – Ellie Terry A girl with Tourette syndrome starts at a new school and tries to hide her quirks in this debut middle-grade novel in verse.Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn’t mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again,Continue reading “Forget Me Not”