Monthly Archives: February 2018

This Heart of Mine Author: C.C. Hunter Publication Date: February 27th, 2018 Publisher: Wednesday Books Synopsis: After ten books and millions of readers, C.C. Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series came to an end last year. Now with … Continue reading

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I Stop Somewhere Author: T.E. Carter Publication Date: February 27, 2018 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Synopsis: Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished. Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to … Continue reading

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Pitch Dark Author: Courtney Alameda Publication Date: February 20th, 2018 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Pages: 384 Formats: Hardcover, ebook Synopsis: Set against a future of marauding space scavengers and deadly aliens who kill with sound, here is a frightening, fast-paced … Continue reading

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7 Simple Tricks to Remembering Names Author: Travis Tyler Publication Date: January 12th, 2018 Source: Purchased Synopsis: Forgetting a name can be worse than embarrassing—it can cost you in reputation, relationships, or even business. Remembering a name, on the other … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Road to Eugenica
Book Author:
A.M. Rose
Book Series:
Eugenica Chronicles, #1
Publishing Date:
February 5th, 2018
Publisher:
Entangled Teen
Date Read:
February 14th, 2018
Source:
eARC from publisher via NetGalley - Thank you!

Synopsis

Yesterday, Drea Smith couldn’t do anything spectacular—even walking and texting at the same time was a challenge. But today, she suddenly has more answers than Google, can speak and understand numerous languages, and she can fight. Like a boss.

Seriously cool.

Drea has no idea where her encyclopedic knowledge has come from, but she’ll take it when she discovers someone out there knows her secret and wants her badly. And that they’ve been searching for her since she was born.

Since she was created.

With the help of her best friend Dylan, who just wants to keep her safe, and Maddox, a mysterious new boy who is prepared to get her answers, Drea will have to push her new skills to their limit as she uncovers nothing is quite what it seems.

As she uncovers…Eugenica.

My Review

When I first heard of Road to Eugenica, read the synopsis, and checked out the cover, I never expected to love it as much as I did.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, the book has a pretty cover and … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha
Book Author:
Ian Lendler
Book Illustrator:
Xanthe Bouma
Page Count:
40
Publishing Date:
January 23rd, 2018
Publisher:
First Second
Date Read:
February 11th, 2018
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

In this charming and accessible picture book, Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma offer a heart-warming account of the childhood of the Buddha.

A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha got everything he ever asked for, until he asked for what couldn’t be given ­― happiness.

Join Little Sid as he sets off on a journey of discovery and encounters mysterious wise-folk, terrifying tigers, and one very annoying mouse.

With Lendler’s delightful prose and Bouma’s lyrical artwork, Little Sid weaves traditional Buddhist fables into a classic new tale of mindfulness, the meaning of life, and an awakening that is as profound today as it was 2,500 years ago.

My Review

This book, wow.  I loved it.  Absolutely loved it.  There’s so much about this book that is important, especially in today’s day and age.  It’s the kind of book that both children and adults can learn and benefit from, and … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Kind of Fate Author: Crystal Cestari Series: Windy City Magic, #2 Publication Date: February 13th, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Synopsis: GREAT. I’ve somehow found myself tangled up with a siren, a mermaid, and a homicidal wicked witch who once … Continue reading

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How horror books affect our lives Author: John Landrum It goes without saying that books affect our mind. But how do they influence? Horror and other genres that use fear are meant to frighten us. They effectively focus on forbidden … Continue reading

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Book Title:
When Light Left Us
Book Author:
Leah Thomas
Page Count:
416
Publishing Date:
February 13th, 2018
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Date Read:
February 9th, 2018
Source:
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - Thank you!

Synopsis

When the Vasquez siblings’ father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives . . . until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house.

Luz filled the void. He shot hoops with seventeen-year-old Hank’s hands. He showed fourteen-year-old Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to eight-year-old Milo. But then Luz left, too, and he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Ana, Hank, and Milo must carry on as if an alien presence never altered them. But how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves?

In an imaginative and heartfelt exploration of human—and non-human—nature, Leah Thomas champions the unyielding bonds between family and true friends.

My Review

I honestly had no idea what I was expecting when I started reading When Light Left Us.  I had read the synopsis, of course, and it kind of made me a bit more confused, and when I started the book, … Continue reading

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Wicked Charm Author: Amber Hart Publication Date: January 30th, 2018 Publisher: Entangled Teen Synopsis: Nothing good comes from living in the Devil’s swamp. Willow Bell thinks moving to the Okefenokee area isn’t half bad, but nothing prepares her for what … Continue reading

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