Book Review/Tour: The Warden’s Daughter

Book Review/Tour: The Warden’s Daughter

The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: January 3rd 2017 Pages: 352 Source: Publisher Cammie O’Reilly is the warden’s daughter, living in an apartment above the entrance to the Hancock County Prison. But she’s also living in a prison of grief and anger about the mother who died saving her from harm when she was just a baby. And prison has made her mad. This girl’s nickname is Cannonball. In the summer of 1959,…

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Book Review: The Nerdy and the Dirty

Book Review: The Nerdy and the Dirty

The Nerdy and the Dirty by B. T. Gottfred Publisher: Macmillan Release Date: November 15th 2016 Pages: 304 Source: Library His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he’s destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different–but that’s what he likes about himself. Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular,…

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Book Review/Tour: The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Book Review/Tour: The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz Publisher: Penguin Release Date: September 27th 2016 Pages: 384 1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning villa≥ and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne’s loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back…

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Book Review/Tour: Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom

Book Review/Tour: Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom

Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom by David Neilsen Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: August 9th 2016 Pages: 240 When the mysterious Dr. Fell moves into the abandoned house that had once been the neighborhood kids’ hangout, he immediately builds a playground to win them over. But as the ever-changing play space becomes bigger and more elaborate, the children and their parents fall deeper under the doctor’s spell.   Only Jerry, Nancy, and Gail are immune to…

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Book Review: Falling Stars

Book Review: Falling Stars

Falling Stars by Ashlyne Huff Revelette Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing Release Date: May 1st 2015 Pages: 272 At 12 years old, Lily Black was the biggest name in country music. She hobnobbed with Faith Hill and opened for the Dixie Chicks while riding around in her own custom tour bus. But tastes are fickle, and she soon found herself going from epically famous to a total nobody in a few short months. Fast forward five years: while Lily was once the…

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Book Review: Kill the Boy Band

Book Review: Kill the Boy Band

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Release Date: February 23rd 2016 Pages: 320 Source: Publisher Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying. We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him-his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets….

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Book Review: Up From the Sea

Book Review: Up From the Sea

Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: January 12th 2016 Pages: 272 Source: Publisher A powerful novel-in-verse about how one teen boy survives the March 2011 tsunami that devastates his coastal Japanese village. On that fateful day, Kai loses nearly everyone and everything he cares about. When he’s offered a trip to New York to meet kids whose lives were changed by 9/11, Kai realizes he also has a chance to look for…

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Book Review: The V-Word

Book Review: The V-Word

The V-Word: True Stories about First-Time Sex by Amber J. Keyser Publisher: Simon Pulse/Beyond Words Release Date: February 2nd 2016 Pages: 208 Losing it. Popping your cherry. Handing in your V-card. First time sex is a big unknown. Will it be candlelight and rose petals or quick and uncomfortable? Is it about love or about lust? Deciding to have sex for the first time is a choice that’s often fraught with anxiety and joy. But do you have anyone telling…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently That Weren’t My Typical Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week topic is Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book. Since I don’t know that I have a “genre” anymore per say I’m going to change this one a little to books I picked up to keep my RA skills sharp. None of these are outside my comfort zone, but I wouldn’t have picked them up if I weren’t trying to…

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RELEASES I’M EXCITED FOR: FEB 16TH – 29TH

RELEASES I’M EXCITED FOR: FEB 16TH – 29TH

Here are some February releases I’m excited for. (All covers link to goodreads)