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Review: Unthinkable

Unthinkable Shirley Duke

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 106 pages
Publisher: Lerner Classroom (August 2010)
ISBN-10: 076136157X
ISBN-13: 978-0761361572
Source: NetGalley

Amazon summary: Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar's imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true... Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who's been following Omar at school. "I'm one of you," Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions but the only thing worse than Sophie's cure may be what happens if he ignores it.

My review: There won't be much to this review, I'm afraid. The Amazon summary tells you everything about the book. There wasn't much more to it than that. I was very disappointed with…

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This week's question comes from Mina who blogs at Mina Burrows:

"If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?"

I can't think of which book I would want to be in, but I can think of a book that I would not want to be in: Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Although I think the books are hysterical, I would hate to relive middle school. Could you imagine? OMG... No thank you.  

This week's question comes from Rebecca at Confessions of a Page Turner:Give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.

1. I love fairy tales. I read anything and everything fairy tale related.

2. I've loved mermaids since I was little. My first book series that I read was Disney's Little Mermaid chapter books. I loved them! I would fantasize about being a mermaid. Even to this day I love mermaids. It's very girly, I know.

3. I would spend my mortgage money on books. Well, most of it anyway. =) I would certainly go without food for books. I can't …

Review: The Gardener

The Gardener S. A. Bodeen
Genre: YA, science-fiction
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (March 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0312659423
ISBN-13: 978-0312659424

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells, and people all in a row. Not exactly the nursery rhyme that we remember from our childhood, right? In S.A. Bodeen’s The Gardener, this is exactly the type of garden found inside of The Greenhouse at TroDyn Labs.

The story begins when Mason, the protagonist in the story, is attacked by the neighbor’s dog while waiting for the school bus, leaving his face disfigured. To soothe him, his mother pulls out a DVD of a man reading the children’s book The Runaway Bunny. The voice on the DVD belongs to his father. Throughout his life Mason wonders who his father is, but he never finds any new information. The only reminder of his dad is the DVD that he carries with him. When Mason visits his mother at her job, he discovers that she is the care-taker for …

Review: Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara

Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara Daisy Piper

Format: Kindle Edition (my version from Smashwords)

File Size: 379 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Copy for review generously provided by the author; read on my Sony e-reader

Callie Richards has had an ordinary life. That is, until her twelfth birthday. When she was younger, her mother died in a tragic car accident, leaving Callie and her father behind. Even though she has had to live without a mother, Callie has had a good life. She is surrounded by love from her father and her best friend, Lewis. The only person that seems to hate her is the class bully, Wanda.

Wanda is horribly jealous of Callie, and seems to have made it her personal mission to make Callie’s life miserable. When Callie receives a mysterious gift at school for her birthday, Wanda’s jealousy reaches a new height. She eavesdrops on Callie and Lewis while they gaze at the beautiful necklace Callie h…

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