In an effort to maybe, perhaps, hopefully get caught up on all the books I haven’t reviewed, I’m planning to start doing mini-reviews every couple of weeks for books that I read but didn’t have much to say about. If you have more specific questions about any of this week’s titles, leave them in the comments! In this post, The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin and Codex.
Review: Set in French Hill, Nova Scotia, Mercury by Hope Larson is a story about family and history with a healthy dose of magic thrown in. Back in 1859, a mysterious stranger arrives on a family farm. The daughter, Josey, is enamored with the stranger and with the promise of gold he brings to her struggling family. But not is all as it appears. In the present, Tara, Josey’s descendant, is dealing with her own problems as she begins to discover what happened to her family years ago.
Title: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks Author: E. Lockhart Genre: YA fiction Pages: 345 (hardcover) Two Sentence Summary: Fifteen-year-old Frankie starts out the year with a new, awesome senior boyfriend. But pretty soon Frankie gets tired of being treated like a little girl and strikes back. Two Sentence Review: This book is exactly the [...]
My friend Alex (who blogs over at Film Misery) posted about Harry Potter: The Musical, a production developed by the students at the University of Michigan. You can follow this link to watch parts of the show on YouTube. (I can’t embed code on my blog right now, so you’ll just have to follow the [...]
Title: Audrey, Wait! Author: Robin Benway Pages: 313 (hardcover) Two Sentence Summary: When Audrey broke up with her musician boyfriend Evan, she figured it would be awkward at school, but that would be that. Instead, Evan writes a song called “Audrey, Wait!” which becomes an international bestseller, turning Audrey’s life upside down. One Sentence Review: [...]
This week’s Weekly Geek Challenge is to judge a book by it’s cover. Becky suggests, Pick a book–any book, really–and search out multiple book cover images for that book. They could span a decade or two (or more)…Or they could span several countries. Which cover is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Which [...]
Everyone and their brother has already reviewed or read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, so I’m not going to post a long review myself. Instead, I want to write a little bit about listening to the book on audio book, something I’ve never done before. Over Christmas, I had a discussion with my sister and cousin [...]
Inspired by Care’s Quick Mini-Reviews to Finish 2008, I’m going to just do some short comments on the last few books I feel like reviewing for 2008. I’m skipping a few books, mostly because I didn’t have strong feelings about them, but this list covers the ones I have something to say about. Friday Night [...]
The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater is the first ARC (Advanced Review Copy) I have received, and as such I really wanted to love it so I could write an overly-gushing review. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this book as much as I have enjoyed other young adult fantasy. Although I thought the story [...]
I love YA fiction, and I have been reading it a lot lately as a break to most of the heavier reading I have for school. I usually love to read memoirs, nonfiction, that sort of thing, but just can’t seem to deal with the genre after a long day of class. But, when I [...]