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Review: Bubble World (Carol Snow)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 352
Publisher: July 30th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co
ISBN: 9780805095715
Genre: sci-fi, dystopian
Source: ARC from publisher


Freesia’s life is perfect. She lives on the beautiful tropical island of Agalinas, surrounded by idyllic weather, fancy dress shops, and peacocks who sing her favorite song to wake her up in the morning. She has so many outfits she could wear a different one every day for a year and not run out.

Lately things on the island may have been a bit flippy: sudden blackouts, students disappearing, even Freesia’s reflection looking slightly . . . off. But in Freesia’s experience, it’s better not to think about things like that too much.

Unfortunately for her, these signs are more than random blips in the universe. Freesia’s perfect bubble is about to pop.



Stinkerific. The end.

Ok, I'll explain. This book managed to hit some of my bookish pet peeves, which ruined it for me. First off, I really get annoyed when books create words. I…

Cover Reveal: Forever by Karen Ann Hopkins

The final book by Karen Ann Hopkins, Forever,  in the Tempation series has a cover!


Information about Forever:

Release date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Romance

Pre-Order a copy: amazon | Barnes & Nobles Add the book to your goodreads shelf. For more information about Forever (and other Harlequin TEEN books), please visit HarelquinTEEN Facebook.




All I want is my happily-ever-after. That's all I've wanted since meeting Noah Miller. From the day we met, the world has tried to keep Noah and me from being together, but now that I'm carrying his child, no one will be able to tear us apart. Or so I hope. But Noah and I have made some mistakes along the way, and the consequences are impacting the people we love. Worse, there's a storm on the horizon, and it's sure to cause serious devastation. If we can get through this, we'll finally be Rose and Noah; a family, forever. But first we have to survive the road ahead. And happily-ever-after is a long…

Blog Tour: Keeper of Reign by Emma Right

Sixteen year old Jules Blaze, heir of a Keeper, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It's bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King's Books, penned with the Majesty's own blood, did not help ward off this anathema. Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle's agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn't get himself killed first.  









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Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dac…

Review: Midnight Frost (Jennifer Estep)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 400
Publisher: July 30th 2013 by K-Teen
ISBN: 9780758281494
Genre: mythology
Source: eARC from publisher via NetGalley


Here we go again …

Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead.

As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there …


I really enjoy this series, and I think any fan of mythology would also enjoy it. Jennifer Estep does a great job of incorporating different m…

Minute Review: Ghostopolis (Doug TenNapel)

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 267
Publisher: July 1st 2010 by GRAPHIX
ISBN: 9780545210287
Genre: graphic novel
Source: library book



A page-turning adventure of a boy's journey to the land of ghosts and back.

Imagine Garth Hale's surprise when he's accidentally zapped to the spirit world by Frank Gallows, a washed-out ghost wrangler. Suddenly Garth finds he has powers the ghosts don't have, and he's stuck in a world run by the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who would use Garth's newfound abilities to rule the ghostly kingdom. When Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, and nearly lose hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.






Well, this isn't my favorite graphic novel so far. It really didn't leave much of an impression on me. The illustrations were great, though! The characters' faces were very expressive and the colors were vivid.

As for the story, Ghostopolis is a place in…