Rapunzel – Bethan Woollvin

34437720Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: October 1st, 2017
Publisher: Two Hoots
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Rapunzel, Feminism, Fairy Tale Retellings


The wicked witch has Rapunzel trapped – but not for long!  Rapunzel lives all alone in a tall, dark tower. Under the threat of a witch’s fearsome curse, the poor girl seems doomed to a life in captivity. But is Rapunzel frightened? Oh no, not she! Continue reading

Negative Review: Steelheart

17182126Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Supervillains, Revenge


Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics…nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart — the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David’s been studying, and planning — and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. He’s seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge. Continue reading

Days with Dad – Nari Hong

34381358Days with Dad by Nari Hong

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: September 12th, 2017
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Family Love, Disability


Nari’s dad may be in a wheelchair, but that’s never stopped them from having wonderful times together. Continue reading