January 6th, 2017

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 […]

August 20th, 2016

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 […]

March 8th, 2016

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 […]

February 16th, 2016

Book Review: Burning Midnight

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: February 2nd 2016 Pages: 320 Source: Publisher

Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn’t pay much—Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers—but it helps him and his mom make the rent.

No one knows […]

January 14th, 2016

Book Review: Traveler

Traveler by Arwen Elys Dayton Series: Seeker #2 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: January 12th 2016 Pages: 400 Source: Publisher

Quin Kincaid is a Seeker. Her legacy is an honor, an ancient role passed down for generations. But what she learned on her Oath night changed her world forever.

Quin pledged her life […]

February 4th, 2015

Book Review: Seeker

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton Series: Seeker #1 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: Feb. 10, 2015 Pages: 448 Source: Edelweiss

The night Quin Kincaid takes her Oath, she will become what she has trained to be her entire life. She will become a Seeker. This is her legacy, and it is an honor. […]

February 25th, 2012

Book Review: Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: April 2011 Pages: 320 Source: Library

Charlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to […]

September 19th, 2011

Book Review: Eight Keys

Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: August 2011 Pages: 224 Source: Library

Elise and Franklin have always been best friends. Elise has always lived in the big house with her loving Uncle and Aunt, because Elise’s parents died when she was too young to remember them. There’s always been […]

September 15th, 2009

Book Review: Rage: A Love Story

Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Release Date: Sept. 2009 Pages: 304

Johanna has been attracted to Reeve for sometime now. She daydreams about their first touch, their first kiss, and eventually becoming a couple. The only problem? They’ve never even spoken and it’s unlikely that Reeve knows […]