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Cover Reveal: House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4)

Finally, a cover! I know it was revealed Friday, 5/31, but I wasn't able to grab it then because we went on an impromtu camping trip. Oh well. In case you haven't seen it, here it is with the blurb!

The final book in the Heroes of Olympus series has a cover! The actual book, however, won't be released until October 8, 2013.


Want to preorder your copy? You can do it through Amazon.



Here is the stunning cover for The House of Hades.




At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be abl…

Minute Review: Wild Song (Jane Eagland)

The Deets:
Audience: MG or YA, lower level readers/ struggling readers
Pages: 73
Publisher: July 1st 2012 by Barrington Stoke
ISBN: 9781781120446
Source: eARC from Netgalley




An atmospheric historical romance for teens, from a gifted and acclaimed author. Beautifully packaged with a foiled jacket. Anna is living a lonely life on a small island with only her ageing mathematician father and his helper Max as company. When Rob washes ashore after an accident, Anna's world is turned upside-down. Is Max really devoted to her father? Is Rob the love she's been waiting for? Could she really leave the island? Drawing inspiration from The Tempest, Jane Eagland has woven a rich and moving story of mystery, love and deception.Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic teens.





I really appreciate what Stoke Books is doing. They are putting together high-interest stories for struggling readers. Being a teacher that works with lower level readers in a middle school s…

Review + Interview with Dorine White of The Emerald Ring

The Deets:
Audience: middle school readers
pages: 192
publisher: May 14th 2013 by Cedar Fort, Inc.
ISBN: 9781462111336
genre: mystery, action adventure


Ordinary tween life turns upside down when Ancient Egypt intrudes on modern middle school life. Twelve year old Sara Guadalupe Bogus reads about adventures, but unexpectedly is drawn into one when a mystical emerald ring that once belonged to Cleopatra becomes stuck on her finger.
A series of burglaries spook Sara’s small Ohio hometown. Concluding that the root of all the crimes is the emerald ring, Sara realizes it’s up to her and her friends, Heidi and African exchange student Kainu, to save the town and protect Cleopatra’s legacy. Filled with magic, the ring thrusts Sara into a world filled with nightmares, allows her to shape shift into an Egyptian cat and battle assassins.




The lovely author, Dorine White, has been gracious enough to answer a few questions about her new middle grades mystery The Emerald Ring.

For those of …

Daughter of Smoke and Bone VBC read along: Da Rulz

So, you decided to participate in the read along, eh? Aren't you a smart cookie.

You know it will be more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

If you don't already know, the book we'll be reading in June is The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Go ahead and reserve your copy at the library now. The awesomeness will begin June 2nd.  

So here are "da rulz":

* Be here or be square.
* You can participate through the comments section on the blog or through the Facebook post(s).

That's it. I'm a no rules kind of gal.

Of course, to entice you a bit more I'm offering up some goodies. Yes, you can win stuff. What can you win? I dunno yet. Something cool. Maybe something shiny. Definitely something new and not my sweaty gym socks.

Now there are some "official" type rules for this one:

* You have to actually participate. No lurking in the shadows is allowed. That's weird and for creepers.
* You'll get 2 entries for every blog comment you…