Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Posted 15 May 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Dreams of God & Monsters is the last of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy and I am so sad to see it end.  This has been a wild ride with a beautiful cast of characters and a thought-provoking story that held me from beginning to end.  Despite the length of these books, they […]

Days of Blood & Starlight

Days of Blood & Starlight
Posted 9 May 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I truly love this series!  The characters are fantastic and the story is thoroughly engrossing.  The world of this series is a wonderful blend of the real and the imagined and they fit together seamlessly. The cast of characters expands in this series and they are all beautifully developed.  But Akiva and Karou were […]

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Posted 18 April 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I closed the book after the final page and wondered to myself… why did I wait so long to read this book?  The story, the characters, the writing… all of them were so enchanting and engrossing.  Everything about this book was magical! Set in the city of Prague, Karou lives alone in a […]

Love and First Sight

Love and First Sight
Posted 2 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review Love and First Sight is the first I’ve read by author Josh Sundquist.  I read it in less than a day because I just couldn’t put it down.  It is a gripping story with fabulous characters and an even ore fabulous story. So much of YA fiction focuses on girls so I was […]

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
Posted 2 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I picked up this book for the Eclectic Reader Challenge and it ended up doing double duty as a read for a module on censorship and banning in a lit class I am taking this semester.  It is one of those “Life List” books that I never read in high school but felt like […]

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me
Posted 29 July 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I just received this book in Friday afternoon’s mail and was finished by Saturday morning.  I just couldn’t put it down! Alix is a 17yo girl who goes to bed one night and wakes up the next morning to find that her world has changed irrevocably.  Her girlfriend Swanee unexpectedly died while running. […]

The Kiss

The Kiss
Posted 1 June 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Once I get into a series, I have to finish it… no matter what.  This is where I am with this series.  I love James Patterson as a rule and I loved the first two in the series.  I had issues with the third and I am faced with more here with the […]

The Fire

The Fire
Posted 30 May 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I have enjoyed this series, told from the alternating points of view of Wisty and Whit.  The two are leading the Resistance against The One Who is The One and the bleak  world that he and his regime have created.  Just about everything that is beautiful and soul-stirring has been stripped away… books, […]

The Gift

The Gift
Posted 22 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Gift is the second novel the young adult series, Witch & Wizard.  The cliffhanger from the first novel led neatly into the second novel, the ongoing adventures of Whit and Wisty Allgood in their changing world.  Freeland (the outlying areas populated by children who have managed to avoid being kidnapped, imprisoned, and brainwashed) […]

Witch & Wizard

Witch & Wizard
Posted 21 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am an avid James Patterson fan, especially the Alex Cross novels, and Witch & Wizard is a definate departure from his usual works.  The dystopian plot line was centered on a world in which the entire political and social systems that we know have collapsed.  The New Order has taken control, destroying […]