This is a review by one of my ‘tater tots’: She said she liked it but it was short.
Review Nora O’Reilly has a history of being a rebel. So when a stranger in a dream calls her to the Cathedral of St.Bridget of Kildare (patron saint of Ireland), Nora follows. Once there she finds more than she bargained for. At the cathedral she touches a relic of Saint Bridgett and is flung back eighty years . You all know I love a good time travel story. This one also had some unique twists. Nora goes back in time only a relatively few years. The book also highlights some of the tough warfare that Ireland has endured. I saw a few reviews that have said that ‘Bury the Living’ is the Irish ‘Outlander’. From what I know of ‘Outlander’, one of the main themes is romance. This novel does touch on romance but is not its main theme. Before reading ‘Bury the Living’, I knew about the strife in Ireland but I guess I never really knew how awful it was. This […]
Quinn Roberts is a high school student who wants to be a movie director. His sister has recently been killed in a car crash. His dad has left. His mother is depressed, and Quinn wants to come out to family and friends. I will admit, that I had instant cover love for this book. I really didn’t know much about this book before I started reading it. What I Loved The whole plot is that Quinn needs to get over his sister’s death and his father’s leaving. He is struggling in life and doesn’t know how to move forward and explore his sexuality. To me it basically was a better, deeper, more well written, ‘Me Earl and the Dying Girl’. The prose was well written. The emotions were there for me when it came to his depression. I could feel his sadness. I did kind of like the characters of Geoff and Carley. . I thought is was interesting […]
This ‘book’ is really a short story. The story it’s self is sixty-two pages. The rest is the first chapter of another book by another author. So I’m going to make this review short and sweet. Rainbow Rowell is one of my favorite authors. Although I am not a big short story reader, I wanted to read ‘Kindred Spirits’ because of what I have heard about the storyline. It’s about a girl name ‘Elena’ and her experience standing in line waiting for one of the ‘Star Wars’ movies. She gets in line three days in advance and there are only two other people in line. Her mother drops her off but tries throughout the story to talk her out camping in the line overnight. ‘Kindred Spirits’ follows a premise that I have often found very interesting. Sometimes you meet people by happenstance knowing you probably will never see them again but for a short time they were a part of […]
Review Eve Sharland is just coming out a messy divorce, when she finds a touching love letter inside a lantern . She is startled to realize that the person the letter is addressed to has the same name as her. She discovers the lantern can propel her to 1885 New York city. She also realizes that she may be there to change the past. She struggles in eighteenth century to fit in and find her way home. Ever since I saw the movie’ Somewhere in Time’ as a child, I have been intrigued by the idea of time travel. Especially, time travel with romance woven in. So I was really excited to read ‘ The Christmas Eve Letter’. The descriptions of ninth century New York was vivid and very well researched. One thing that is not realized in some novels is that speech and slang terms were different in the past and those things were definitely addressed in this […]
Sticker Girl by Janet Tashjian & Inga Wilmink Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Release Date: October 11th 2016 Genre: Middle Grade, Children Rating: Synopsis: Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big impression on those around her. Life soon takes an exciting turn when Martina discovers the secret power of her sticker collection: They come to life! Among her magical sticker friends are Craig, a rambunctious talking cupcake; Nora, a karaoke-singing ladybug; and Lucinda, a very sleepy fairy. Will her new sticker friends help her overcome her shyness? Or will they get Martina in lots of trouble? Or both?! It’s time to meet Sticker Girl! Bonus feature: sticker sheet featuring all the magic stickers from Book 1 packaged with the book! Favorite Quotes “Here’s the thing about being shy:just because you’re not bowling over people with your giant personality,they might thing there is not a lot going on […]
*First I want to apologize for the late posting. Due to Hurricane Matthew, I was unable to post this review last week, during the blog tour. Unlocked is a thriller involving hypnosis, mystery, love, and friendship! When seventeen year-year old Hannah undergoes hypnosis during a fair, her life soon spirals out of control. She soon believes that she is suffering from schizophrenia. The disease that took her father’s life. What I Loved Unlocked is an interesting take on YA paranormal. Throughout the story, Hannah, is convinced she is going crazy. She sees dark shadows, hallucinations, and apparitions. Though Hannah was once popular, she begins to lose friends, not care about appearance, and do poorly in school. This all lends to an air of mystery and suspense throughout the novel. The element of hypnosis added a bit of nuance to the story. The author was not afraid to make the scenes gritting and scary. I did love the […]
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Today I am spotlighting a exciting new sic-fi YA novel. Normal seventeen-year-old girls go to high school, binge watch TV shows all weekend, and flirt with everyone on the face of the Earth. But Ryn Whitaker is trying to save it. Ryn is a Citadel. A soldier. A liar. Ryn and her fellow Citadels were specially chosen and trained to guard a Rift—one of fourteen unpredictable tears in the fabric of the universe that serve as doorways to alternate Earths. Unbeknownst to her family, Ryn leaves for school each day and then reports for duty as an elite, cybernetically-altered soldier who can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL—which comes in handy when she’s not sure if axe-wielding Vikings or any number of other terrified and often dangerous beings come through the Rift. A fine-tuned weapon, Ryn is a picture-perfect Citadel. But that’s all about to change. When a young man named Ezra is […]
Papa says we have to move the body and come up with a story before anyone finds out. I find that very odd. Not the story part, I am used to stories, but the part about the body. Just an hour ago, that body was Mother, but now she’s gone. Her soul hissed out like steam from a kettle. I cross to the object who was Mother but now is The Body. Father says hurry, and I do. “The police will be here soon, and we must be ready,” he says. He does not know that the police only come to the Packinghouse District to drink and to open their trousers.