Book Review: Married While Intoxicated

Married While Intoxicated by Fran Shaff 2011. 37 pages Genre: Romantic Comedy Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Summary: Ever do anything ill-advised while under the influence? Melinda and Matthew did. Stranded in a snowstorm, drowning their sorrows these two strangers got "Married While Intoxicated." See how they handle their sticky situation in this hilarious... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Rook

The Rook by Daniel O'Malley 2012. 496 pages. Series:  The Checquy Files #1 Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Supernatural  Rating: 4 out of 5 stars   Summary:  "The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Bloom

Bloom by Beau Taplin 2018. 80 pages Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Summary: A stunning collection of 140 short poems about growth and renewal from popular Australian poet Beau Taplin. Beautifully designed with several pieces to a page, Bloom offers a unique twist on age-old topics: love, grief, and learning from... Continue Reading →

Book Review: L, Change the World

L, Change the World by M Translated by Takami Nieda Series: Death Note 2007. 188 pages. Genre: Mystery, Crime, Suspense Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: In an alternative continuity in the Death Note setting, ace detective L's name has been written in a Death Note. He has twenty-three days to bring a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Chimera

Chimera by Jacob Madkiff Series: The Chimera Chronicles, Book 1 2012. 336 pages. Genre: Supernatural 3.5 out of 5 stars (story) 1.5 out of 5 stars (editing) Final Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Kyle Evans' life had been one tragedy after another. No hope, no love, no one to count or lean on.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Cage Legacy

The Cage Legacy by Nicholas Conley 2012. 320 pages. Genre: Thriller, Horror, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Who is Ethan Cage? Is he just a troubled 17-year-old high school student? A quiet, intelligent kid with a bad home life? Or is he a shattered human being, a boy who lost his... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Stone Fox

Stone Fox by James Reynolds Gardiner Illustrated by Greg Hargreaves 1980. 96 pages. Genre: Childrens, Historical Fiction My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Little Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Peppermint

Peppermint by Dorothy Grider Illustrated by Raymond Burns 1950, 1966.  16 pages. Genre: Childrens, Collector's Item Age Range: 3 - 7 years (and by that I mean 3 years olds would enjoy this being read to them)  Reading level is more like 5 - 7. My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: This is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Green Mansions

Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson 1904. 320 pages. Genre: Romance, Classic My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary: The curious call of an unseen bird lures a young European explorer deeper and deeper into the jungle, where he encounters the source of the siren song--a lovely, half-wild girl with mysterious powers. Thus begins... Continue Reading →

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