Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

[Review] Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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02 October

There are two things that I will always watch or read about: Victorian London and Jack the Ripper. When I saw the synopsis for Stalking the Jack Ripper I was like sign me up because I am definitely reading that book! I was sold on this book by the synopsis alone, I mean who doesn’t want to read about a young woman of society bucking tradition to become a female forensic scientist. Her first case study just happens to be the Jack the Ripper. I thought I couldn’t want to read this anymore than I already did then they released… Read more »

[ARC Review] Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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22 October

I read this book as part of the Dewey’s 24hr readathon. Wolf by Wolf is so fascinating that it didn’t feel like I was reading it as part of a challenge. It was easy to read this book in one day. I love the question the author says she asked herself, the afterward, on coming up with this book’s concept, “What if…?” What if, is definitely what Wolf by Wolf is all about. What if Germany and Japan won the WWII? What if Third Reich ruled most of Eastern Hemisphere? Therefore, Hitler would need to die. I think most of… Read more »

[ARC Review] A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery

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28 June

I liked parts of this book but there were parts I didn’t like. It wasn’t the best book I have read or the worst. It was just okay. I think I was just looking for something a little bit more. I am giving A Million Miles Away three stars and it was just a meh and shrug kind of book.     I know I am going to say this and shocker when I say it but I wish there was a bit more angst. A bit more drama. The girl pretended to be her dead twin sister for almost… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] The 100 by Kass Morgan

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10 January

So, I this was sitting on the first page of the library’s audiobook selection for science fiction and fantasy, and I’ve been hearing everyone on twitter talk about watching the show. So, I thought, why not? Why not give this book a chance? Because, really, how bad could it be? The audiobook was well read. There were two narrators, one for the boys and one for the girls and I really have no issues with their presentation. It actually made this easier to listen to. But the book was so, so bad. I have no idea how this compares to the… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

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07 January

I should really know better than to think I’d even get chills or anything remotely bordering thrills from a young adult novel. Not to mention I’ve been burned my mysterious moon media in the past. Have you seen that ‘found footage’ one where the moon rocks are made of spiders? I don’t even think the spiders did anything, really? They didn’t eat people? People just died around the moon spiders. Anyway. This was kind of like that, only some how worse. I have to hand it to the narrator of the audio book. She did a wonderful job with the… Read more »

[ARC Review] Waistcoats and Weponry by Gail Carriger

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06 November

First, I have to say that I am a big fan of Gail Carriger and the world she has created. I was first introduced to this world in Soulless, an adult novel, and liked it so much that I had to start reading about the world of Victorian Paranormal Steampunk through the eyes of a young lady in training. I have to say that I have liked every Finishing School story I have read, and Waistcoats and Weaponry is no exception. The thing I like most about these books is that Soulless and Finishing School books can be read together… Read more »

[Arc Review] The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

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03 September

Loosely based on the Kowloon Walled City in China, Hak Nam has grown up within the walls of an abandoned fort and remains largely ungoverned. It is controlled by Longwai and his Brotherhood, goons who deal in drugs and young women. Outside the walls, the city goes on with all the modern amenities, unaware of the struggle going on within the walls of Hak Nam. Jin is small, spry and currently cross dressing. She followed her sister Mei Yee from their humble home after their father sold her to the Brotherhood. All Jin wants to do is find her sister… Read more »

[Review] Daughter of Smoke & Bone

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20 February

I know, I know, I’m just jumping on this bandwagon now. But, believe me, I was judging the books by their covers. Don’t tell me the covers aren’t lame. Closeups of girls faces with overambitious stage makeup or masquerade masks? Why? There was only one masquerade scene in the whole book. Why is that the subject for the cover? Alas, I will never understand publisher’s and the way they promote thing. The second thing that kept me away from the series was the insufferable usage of the ‘blank & blank’ seen in most book titles these days. I know it’s… Read more »