Review: Valentine Bell: The Golden Year by Rowan Maness

In this enthralling science-fiction debut, a young girl learns that getting the best revenge takes more than secret powers—it takes luck. Valentine Bell spends her days aboard the luxury cruise ship “The Heart of Io,” traveling back and forth between earth and beautiful, mysterious Vala, a planet where the jungle holds a universe-altering secret. Born [...]

Small Book Haul!

Went on down to the good old Barnes & Noble yesterday. I'd actually thought that all big chain book stores had gone out of business (wow, I've been out of it), so it was a pleasant surprise to know that I can still buy overpriced books at Barnes and Nobles! Oh, the joy! Although I [...]

Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. [...]

Review: I’m Nobody: The Lost Pages by Alex Marestaing

Emily meets Caleb, Caleb meets Iris, and a broken world feels better. Agoraphobic Caleb Reed is about to step outside for the first time in seven years, meet indie filmmaker Iris Elliott…and "definitely" not give his heart away. It’s all because of the notes, the weird and wonderful notes he keeps finding on his front [...]

Review: The Mine (Northwest Passage #1) by John A. Heldt

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can't use, money he can't spend, and [...]

Review: The Summer of Shambles by Ebony McKenna (Ondine #1)

Dive into this wonderfully witty young adult series from author Ebony McKenna, set in the far off European country of Brugel.15-year-old Ondine is struggling to fit in at Psychic Summercamp and doubts she possesses any of her family's magical abilities. She resolves to leave, determined to follow her own path and be a normal teenager. [...]

Roadtrip & Reading :)

For the next week, I'll be driving a car across the United States. My little brother and dad and some of their friends are on Week Two (a week each year) of their seven year bike trip across the United States. Me? Nah. I'm just going to be their driver this year. During this week-long [...]