Historical Fiction · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Li Lan is a young girl from a good, bankrupt family. She soon learns that she her reclusive father left her with few marriage prospects. Then one of the Lim family’s women contacts her with a proposal. Marry her dead son in exchange for security. Li Lan and her grandmother are horrified by this offer. Her ghostly stalker haunts her, dragging her into the affairs of the afterlife. As she discovers dark secrets, she has to escape cold, ghostly clutches.

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How do you review 2-in-1, 3-in-1 or Infinity-in-1 books?

“Get two for the price of one!” At least, that’s the implied message of books that contain two or more novels in one book. Most of the graphic novels and manga that I read have multiple episodes or chapters in one volume. I seldom have a problem with reviewing graphic novels with chapters because each… Continue reading How do you review 2-in-1, 3-in-1 or Infinity-in-1 books?

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Series: Harry Potter, #8 Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Pub. Date: 2016 Genre: Fantasy, Play Script Pages: 319 Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars Peer pressure in the Harry Potter fandom demands that I run to buy anything that J.K. Rowling writes, but I decided that I did not want to buy Harry Potter and the… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Review · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, #1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR Pub. Date: 2011 Genre: Dystopian YA, Romance Pages: 358 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Designer babies became the norm when the scientists discovered how to make a baby that would have a long lifespan and be immune to most illnesses, including cancer. The… Continue reading Wither by Lauren DeStefano

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Should Price Be Included in Book Reviews?

Since becoming more active on my blog again, I decided to include identifying details of each book in my book reviews. I like to include publisher, publication date, number of pages, etc. While I was trying to decide what information to include in my book reviews, I saw disagreement about including price. I have not… Continue reading Should Price Be Included in Book Reviews?

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Graphic Novel · Review

Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 1 by Bisco Hatori

Series: Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 Translator: Kenichiro Yagi Publisher: Viz Media Pub. Date: 2005 (2014 for this edition) Genres: Shoujo Manga, Comedy, Romance Pages: 178 Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Haruhi Fujioka, a student at the exclusive and prestigious Ouran High School, stumbles into Music Room 3, seeking a quiet place to study.… Continue reading Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 1 by Bisco Hatori

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Publisher: Balzer + Bray Pub. Date: 2015 Genre: Contemporary YA, Romance Pages: 303 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Back in June, I saw Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda on display at the library in honor of LGBT Pride Month, but I got around to reading it in July. I was looking for LGBT books at the time.… Continue reading Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Publisher: Poppy/Little, Brown and Company Pub. Date: 2012 Genre: Contemporary YA, Romance Pages: 236 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan missed her flight by minutes. She reluctantly has to reschedule the flight because this excuse would not be good enough to skip her father’s wedding. On her new flight, she meets a British… Continue reading The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith