Archive | May, 2016

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 8 Summary: “How do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive […]

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A Court of Thorns and Roses Review

Rating: **** Suggested Age: 14 Summary: “When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once […]

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Hollow City Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 13 Summary: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.” This second novel begins in […]

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In The Afterlight Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 13 Summary: “Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there’s no guarantee you’re fully in control, and everything comes […]

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The Crown Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 12 Summary: “When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as […]

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Glass Sword Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 13 Summary: “If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different. Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, […]

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Siege and Storm Review

Rating: ***** Suggested Age: 13 Summary: “Darkness never dies. Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t […]

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April Wrap-Up

April Wrap-Up Time! It’s actually rather difficult for me to believe that April is over…wow. It’s May. I only have a month of school left. I read 5 books this month (kind of): -I finished Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken: 4/5 stars –Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman: 3/5 stars –Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: 5/5 stars –Fangirl by […]

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