Month: May 2015

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Posted 31 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is a book that I have read and reread several times.  My mother, who recently passed away, taught this book for years as a high school English teacher and it was her favorite novel.  So when the publishers sponsored a read-along of the novel, I took part with a close friend who was […]

Pretties

Pretties
Posted 30 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I truly love this series!  The world is a dystopian society based on the ideals of beauty.  It is a society that redefined beauty as a conforming concept, a society in which everyone’s entire worth is based on their beauty.  The fact that beauty is a manufactured ideal, rather than natural, is of […]

Uglies

Uglies
Posted 28 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review My favorite thing about dystopian fiction is their ability to give me a different perspective on our world, culture, and society.  Dystopian novels push me to really consider the world that we live in and see a little bit of our reality in the dystopian world, to see the potential for what our world could […]

End of Days

End of Days
Posted 27 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review End of Days is the final book in this amazing series, and I am sad to see it end, so much so that now I have my son reading it so we can talk about it!!  The conclusion was everything I wanted it to be. It begins just after World After ends and so much has […]

World After

World After
Posted 26 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I love that this series uses angels less as a symbol of traditional religious mythology, but more as supernatural creatures with their own motivations.  And in this book, we get a lot of answers to questions from the first book, but also have all kinds of new questions.  It isn’t quite as action-packed […]

Angelfall

Angelfall
Posted 25 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is one of those books that I have had on my mental “to be read” piles for a long time.  I had heard lots of wonderful things about it, but it just took me awhile to get through my rather lengthy queue to get to it.  And now that I have read […]

Gathering Frost

Gathering Frost
Posted 19 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Gathering Frost is the first novel in Kaitlyn Davis’ new series, Once Upon a Curse.  It tells the story of Jade, once a happy little girl living in New York Ciry until an earthquake shakes her world in unimaginable ways. It wasn’t just her city that was destroyed, but the way of life all […]

A Prayer for Owen Meary

A Prayer for Owen Meary
Posted 19 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen […]

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings
Posted 7 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This second book in the A Song of Fire and Ice series is even more action packed than A Game of Thrones.  Chaos reigns in the seven kingdoms with now five kings fighting for the Iron Throne.  I love the format of these books, chapters that alternate between characters.  The chapters tell the stories of A […]