Review | The Boy In the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Author: John Boyne Published: September 12th 2006 Publisher: David Fickling Books Pages: 224 Genres: Historical Fiction Rating: 3 Stars Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must […]

Review | The Midnight Heir by Cassandra Clare

The Midnight Heir Author: Cassandra Clare (Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Website) & Sarah Rees Brennan Series: The Bane Chronicles #4 Published: May 21st 2013 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Pages: 64 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Rating: 3 Stars In Edwardian London, Magnus Bane discovers old friends and new enemies—including the son of his former comrade Will Herondale. […]

Review | Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer

Ninth Grade Slays Author: Heather Brewer Series: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #2 Published: April 17th 2008 Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books Pages: 278 Genres: Paranormal Rating: 3 Stars High school totally bites when you’re half human, half vampire. Freshman year sucks for Vlad Tod. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is […]

Review | The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood Author: Melissa Albert Series: #1 The Hazel Wood Published: January 30th 2018 Publisher: Flatiron Books Pages: 359 Genres: Fantasy Rating: 3 Stars Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s […]

Review | Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

Eighth Grade Bites Author: Heather Brewer Series: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #1 Published: August 16th 2007 Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books Pages: 182 Genres: Paranormal Rating: 3 Stars Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school. Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, […]

Review | The Runaway Queen by Cassandra Clare

The Runaway Queen Author: Cassandra Clare (Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Website) & Maureen Johnson Series: The Bane Chronicles #2 Published: May 21st 2013 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Pages: 59 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Rating: 3 Stars Magnus Bane has a royal role in the French Revolution—if the angry mobs don’t spoil his spells. One of ten […]

Review | The Raft by S. A. Bodeen

The Raft Author: S. A. Bodeen (Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Website) Published: August 21st 2012 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Pages: 231 Genres: Contemporary, Adventure Rating: 3 Stars Where to buy: Amazon US |Barnes & Noble | Amazon CA | Indigo CA | Robie is an experienced traveler. She’s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway […]

Review | Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns Author: John Green (Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Website) Published: October 16th 2008 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Pages: 305 Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Adventure Rating: 3 Stars Where to buy: Amazon US |Barnes & Noble | Amazon CA | Indigo CA | Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. […]

Review | The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

The Grownup Author: Gillian Flynn (Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Website) Published: July 17th 2014 Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Pages: 97 Genres: Horror, Short Story, Mystery Rating: 3 Stars Where to buy: Amazon US |Barnes & Noble | Amazon CA | Indigo CA | A young woman is making a living, faking it as a cut-price psychic […]

Cinema Sunday #10|Moana (2016) Movie Review

Moana Released: November 23rd 2016 Length of Film: 1h 47 min Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy Rating: 3 Stars An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across […]