Month: March 2015

Summer Queen

Summer Queen

My Review Summer Queen is the second full-length novel in Amber Argyle’s Fairy Queens series.  It takes place after Winter Queen and in a different part of the world, a part that seems to be based on Middle Eastern mythology.  I am a huge fan of the author and this series, and this book, does not […]

Posted 30 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess

My Review Clockwork Princess is the final book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel series to the Mortal Instruments series.  It picked up right at the end of Clockwork Prince.  It was a beautiful end to a great series, with happy moments as well as sad. The action was just as fierce in this book with some truly […]

Posted 27 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

My Review I initially picked this book to read for a literature class I am taking for a module on the censorship and banning of books for children and young adults.  Having absolutely loved The Fault in Our Stars, when I saw this John Green novel on the ALA’s list of most frequently banned books in […]

Posted 27 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Of Fire and Ash

Of Fire and Ash

My Review Of Fire and Ash is a short novella in the Fairy Queens series by Amber Argyle.  It introduces us to Nelay, a young girl who had spent her life hiding the reality of her special gift… the fact that she could see fairies.  Her mother had taught her from a very young age […]

Posted 24 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Soulprint

Soulprint

My Review Soulprint is a new sci-fi/thriller novel with an extremely fascinating premise.  It looks at the soul in an interesting way, looking at it from social and scientific viewpoints, rather than as a part of any particular spirituality.  It takes place in a world in which science has advanced to the point of being able […]

Posted 16 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Forgetting

The Forgetting

My Review The Forgetting was not a fluffy young adult novel, but a novel that looks at the very real issue of sex trafficking.  It is dark and often disturbing, but it is also beautiful with its moments of love and change.  Georgie has just had a heart transplant and she can’t help but feel like […]

Posted 15 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Down from the Mountain

Down from the Mountain

My Review Down from the Mountain was a book that I didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I did.  I tend to avoid books that heavily involve religion, particularly those whose themes revolve around wrongdoings justified by religious beliefs.  But this was an extremely compelling and emotional novel. The story takes place within a fundamentalist […]

Posted 2 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

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 […]

Posted 2 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments