The Little Red Wolf – Amélie Fléchais

35905318The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Diamond Comics
Point of View: 3rd Person
Recommended Age: All
Pacing: Fast
Genres &  Themes: Children’s, Picture Books, Fairytale Retellings


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Lose yourself in in the dark forests of Amelie Flechais’ spectacular artwork. A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him… but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike. Continue reading

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There’s someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins

15797848There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Publisher: Dutton BFYR
Point of View: 3rd Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Normal
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Romance, High School, Murder


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Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted. Continue reading

Little Monsters – Kara Thomas

32320750Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Mystery


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Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident. Continue reading

Pix: One Weirdest Weekend – Gregg Schigiel

32777862Pix, Vol. 1 : One Weirdest Weeend by Gregg Schigiel

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Publisher: Image Comics
Point of View: 1st Person
Recommended Age: All
Pacing: Slow
Genres &  Themes: Middle Grade, Comics, Fantasy


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Emaline Laurel Pixley is no ordinary teen. She has superpowers that she uses to save the day as the costumed hero, Pix!

Her heroics land her a guest spot on a hit daytime talk show. But when she starts talking about being a fairy princess, people wonder if this hero is more of a weirdo.

And from there, things get truly weird. TV equipment attacks! Pix finds herself on the wrong side of her bathroom sink! Her date gets hot, literally! And a frog’s been following her…a frog with a question! Add fancy shoes, odd clouds, dragons, Pix’s neighbor’s dog, and an escaped zoo monkey… It’s all part of what one could only describe as ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND!

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Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon

18692431Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte BFYR
Point of View: 1st Person
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Family, Contemporary Romance, Illness


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My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Continue reading

The Dollmaker of Krakow – R.M. Romero

34079578The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Point of View: 3rd Person
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Slow/Normal
Genres &  Themes: Middle Grade, Historical Fantasy, WWII, Friendship, Love


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Karolina is a living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown. But when a strange wind spirits her away from the Land of the Dolls, she finds herself in Krakow, Poland, in the company of the Dollmaker, a man with an unusual power and a marked past.

The Dollmaker has learned to keep to himself, but Karolina’s courageous and compassionate manner lead him to smile and to even befriend a violin-playing father and his daughter–that is, once the Dollmaker gets over the shock of realizing a doll is speaking to him.

But their newfound happiness is dashed when Nazi soldiers descend upon Poland. Karolina and the Dollmaker quickly realize that their Jewish friends are in grave danger, and they are determined to help save them, no matter what the risks. Continue reading

Wild Bird – Wendelin Van Draanen

34052659Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Normal
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Survival, Camp, Friendship


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In her most incisive and insightful book yet, beloved author Wendelin Van Draanen’s offers a remarkable portrait of a girl who too a wrong turn and got lost–but who may be able to find her way back again in the vast, harsh desert. Continue reading