Category: Books

Re-reading Harry Potter (again)

It has happened every year since I started college.  Somewhere between the start of the school year and the first, really crisp day, I get the urge to re-read the entire Harry Potter series.  This year is no different.  I started re-reading The Sorcerer’s… Continue Reading “Re-reading Harry Potter (again)”

Book Review: Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

I’ve put off writing this review for so long because I haven’t figured out what to say about this book.  Still.  Really!  I went into Never Knowing prepared to dislike it.  It’s not my preferred genre, and on top of that I started reading this book at work;… Continue Reading “Book Review: Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens”

Book Report: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Let me be honest here.  The reason why I picked up this book in the first place is that the book is about Nicholas Flamel, and Nicholas Flamel is mentioned in the first Harry Potter book.  Does anyone else pick out books like that? … Continue Reading “Book Report: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott”

Book Review: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley

I almost missed work because of this book. I started reading The Fairytale Detectives on a particularly rainy day while sipping on a mug of hot Earl Grey tea. By the first few pages and the first crack of thunder from outside, I was sucked… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley”

Book Review: Lure by Deborah Kerbel

Lure by Deborah Kerbel

After reading the synopsis for Lure by Deborah Kerbel, I was eager to read this book.   I used to read ghost stories often when I was younger, but I haven’t read too many in recent years.  Instead, I’ve been hooked on shows like Ghost… Continue Reading “Book Review: Lure by Deborah Kerbel”

Book Review: Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Paranormal romance books are still flooding the market thanks to the Twilight series.  It’s not my genre of choice mostly because of clichés and overdone love triangles with the main character always falling for the total creep.  But, these are not the things that… Continue Reading “Book Review: Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon”

Book Report: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson is easily one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read.  Ever.  It’s decades in the future in America; doctors have fallen into the habit of playing God, but their medicine has been rendered useless ever since… Continue Reading “Book Report: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson”

Book Review: Any Witch Way by Annastaysia Savage

If I cannot live in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world pre- or post- Vol-Vol…he-who-must-not-be-named, can I live in the world Annastaysia Savage created in Any Witch Way?  I thought Annastaysia’s world-building was superb.  The story starts in our reality, but as Sadie learns of her… Continue Reading “Book Review: Any Witch Way by Annastaysia Savage”

Book Review: The Candidates (Delcroix Academy) by Inara Scott

My experience with books that delve into the realm of the paranormal has rarely been a positive one.  I always seem to get my hands on the books that have super lame, female main characters.  But, The Candidates showed me strong female lead characters… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Candidates (Delcroix Academy) by Inara Scott”

Book Report: Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick

Let me just gush about the pages of Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick for a minute.  Each one is formatted and designed to perfection.  Each page has a cute background, not unlike Twitter.  The blog entries are headed by spiffy blog headers.  And before each… Continue Reading “Book Report: Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick”