September 30th, 2016

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 […]

August 24th, 2015

Book Review: Boy Most Likely To

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick Publisher: Penguin Release Date: August 18th 2015 Pages: 416 Source: NetGalley, Publisher

Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To: – find the liquor cabinet blindfolded – need a liver transplant – drive his car into a house

Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To: – […]

September 10th, 2012

Book Review: No Safety in Numbers (Teen Review)

No Safety In Numbers by Dayna Lorentz Series: No Safety in Numbers #1 Publisher: Penguin Release Date: May 2012 Pages: 288

A suspenseful survival story and modern day Lord of the Flies set in a mall that looks just like yours. A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy […]

June 18th, 2012

Book Review: My Life Next Door

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick Publisher: Penguin Release Date: June 2012 Pages: 416 Source: NetGalley

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs […]

March 8th, 2012

Book Review: The Difference Between You and Me

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George Publisher: Penguin Release Date: March 2012 Pages: 1

Sweet, tender, and true! – Laurie Halse Anderson Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman’s boots. She’s the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All […]

February 23rd, 2012

Book Review: Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin Publisher: Penguin Release Date: March 2012 Pages: 288 Source: Publisher

So far this year isn’t going the way she planned but it is undeniably memorable. Kelsey Finkelstein is starting her freshman year of high school and she’s determined to begin with a clean slate. Her arch-nemesis […]

July 6th, 2011

Book Review: A Tale Dark and Grimm

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz Series: A Tale Dark and Grimm #1 Publisher: Penguin Release Date: October 2010 Pages: 256

Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and […]

April 22nd, 2010

Book Review: The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams

The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter Publisher: Penguin Release Date: April 2010 Pages: 256 Source: Traveling ARC Tours

Abbie Adams appears to be your typical fifth grader unless you learn she’s a witch. She may be able to time travel and do spells, but no one but other witches are to know. […]

March 29th, 2010

Book Review: Sing Me To Sleep

Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison Publisher: Penguin Release Date: March 2010 Pages: 320 Source: Around the World Tours

Beth has always been the unattractive girl; teased endlessly by her peer and nicknamed “The Beast”. However, everything changes when Beth lands a solo in her all-girls choir; one that wins them a spot in […]

February 15th, 2010

Book Review: Girls, Boys, and Other Hazardous Materials

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman Publisher: Penguin Release Date: Feb. 2010 Pages: 304 Source: Library

Charlie Healey, a freshman, believes that Harmony Falls will be her reboot to life. No longer subjected to the abuse of her “best friends,” she’s ready to hide her past away and become someone new. But […]