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Mini-review: The New Phenomenon (Chris Raabe)

Product Details:
Reading Level: Middle Grades, young YA
Pages: 368
Publisher: WriteLife, LLC
ISBN: 9781608080397
Source: book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Every teenager wants to fit in, and Christian Pearson is no different. He is a phenomenon on the athletic field and in the classroom, but a terrifying accident on a fishing trip with his grandfather changes Christian's life forever. As he enters his freshman year of high school, Christian hides a secret that he plans to take to his grave. When the Pearson family moved from the city to the sleepy town of Red Oak, Iowa, before his freshman year of high school, Christian hoped for a smooth transition to small town life. Being the new kid in school has been a blessing and a curse. Most of the boys in Christian's class view him as a threat, so Christian struggles to fit it, but as an outcast, his secret is safe. When three freshmen, all from the same family, start school a week late…

Best Book Ever

Coranne (or Amanda C.) from Short and Sweet Reviews hosts a weekly feature called "The Best Book Ever." Each week, different bloggers (some stay the same each week) will be "facing off" Food Network style to tell you why their choice of book is the best one in the genre. Each week a different topic will be featured.

This week's topic... Best Cover Ever I was torn this week. There are SO many gorgeous covers out there, it's impossible to pick just one. So, I decided to go with a book that makes me smile every time I look at it. I haven't read it yet, but the cover alone grabbed my attention and made me covet this book like a pair of Jimmy Choos.

My featured book:

You can check out Short and Sweet Reviews and see what other books are being featured this week.

Next week's topic: Best Children's Book

On Sale This Week

Look what made its way to book stores this week! Click on the images for more information about the books.

Hemlock, Enchanted, Underworld? All in the same week? Oh my! That's pretty darn exciting. I'm curious about Endure as well. While I'm not a huge fan of that series, I need closure! Plus, the Norse mythology undertones in book 3 won me over (slightly). Which books are you excited about?

Review: A Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (Christopher Healey)

Product Details:
Reading level: Middle Grades, fairy tale retellings
Pages: 419
Publisher: Walden Pond Press (May 1, 2012)
ISBN: 9780062117434
Source: a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Enter a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never head of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as "Prince Charming." But all of this is about to change...

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Guztav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other associated terrors to becom the heroes no one ever thoug…