Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

First Edition. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. 323 pp. US $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-054141-5. Genres: Realistic fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Chick Lit Synopsis from Inside Front Cover: Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket. In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat. The note in envelope 3 tells… Continue reading 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

Synopsis from Goodreads: Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life… Continue reading The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

Nonfiction · Review

I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

Synopsis from Back Cover: From his first vlog back in 2008, to his full-length film directorial debut, Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love-life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and internet world has the nerve to… Continue reading I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

Flunked by Jen Calonita

Synopsis from Goodreads: Would you send a villain to do a hero’s job? An exciting new twisted fairy tale series from award-winning author Jen Calonita. Full of regret, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother, Flora, has founded the Fairy Tale Reform School with the mission of turning the wicked and criminally mischievous into upstanding members of Enchantasia. Impish,… Continue reading Flunked by Jen Calonita

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Synopsis from the Back Cover: In which a witch bewitched the hatter’s daughter—and then some…. Sophie lived in the town of Market Chipping, which was in Ingary, a land in which anything could happen, and often did—especially when the Witch of the Waste got her dander up. Which was often. As her younger sisters set… Continue reading Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Review · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Synopsis from the Inside Cover: Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted… Continue reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

I’m so sorry about not posting in a long time and not getting the reviews up that I promised to get up. I’ve been busy with school. Better late than never, I guess. Except that I finished this book four months ago. I’m trying to get caught up on reviews, so here’s the review for… Continue reading A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Half Bad by Sally Green

Since tomorrow is my birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to review a book where a birthday is very important to survival. So, here is Half Bad by Sally Green. Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches… Continue reading Half Bad by Sally Green

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Synopsis from Inside Cover: If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take? Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself. One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams. And sometimes he’s not the only one who wants those things. Ronan is one of the… Continue reading The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater