The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding – Alexandra Bracken

33785202The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: HBG Canada
Publication: September 5th, 2017
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Point of View: 1st Person & Masculine
Recommended Age: 9+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Animals


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Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his old and storied family history — that is, until he discovers the demon living inside him. Turns out Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made — and then broke — a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly enough, four-thousand-year-old Alastor isn’t exactly the forgiving type.

The fiend has reawakened with one purpose — to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend, who delights in tormenting him with nasty insults and constant attempts trick him into a contract. Yeah, Prosper will take his future without a side of eternal servitude, thanks. Continue reading

Night of Cake & Puppets – Laini Taylor

34733250Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: HBG Canada
Publication: September 12th, 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR
Point of View: 1st Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: YA, Short Story, Romance


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In this stand-alone companion to the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone series comes the story of Mik and Zuzana’s fantastical first date—as a gorgeously illustrated gift edition with bonus content included. Continue reading

What to Say Next – Julie Buxbaum

30199656What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: RH Canada
First Published: July 11th, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Point of View: 1st Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: YA, Contemporary Romance, Death, Mental Health


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When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth? Continue reading