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: Pretties

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 348 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 2 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars   Summary:  Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Kokoro

Kokoro by Natsume Soseki Edwin McClellan (Translator) 1914.  248 pages. Genre: Japanese Literature, Classic, Historical Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars   Summary: Kokoro, meaning 'heart', is a tantalizing novel about the friendship between a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls Sensei. Set in the early twentieth century, when the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Swap

The Swap by Megan Shull 2014. 382 pages. Genre: Young Adult, Middle Grade, Contemporary Age Range: 10-14 years old Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary:  “YOU BE ME... AND I'LL BE YOU.” ELLIE spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever. JACK spent it training in "The... Continue Reading →

Book Series Review: Pet Vet

Pet Vet, 6 book series by Darrel & Sally Odgers 87-91 page range Genre: Children’s Books Age Range: 7 – up Grade level: 2-3 Books in Series:  Cranky Paws The Mare's Tale Motorbike Bob Python Problem The Kitten's Tale The Pup's Tale Summary:  It is Trump's job to help the sick animals and Trump's dog... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 2005. 425 pages. Series: Uglies, Book 1 Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks she'll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunning... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Its Name Was Enza

Its Name Was Enza by Robert Hinson 2001. 88 pages. Genre: Historical Fiction First Sentence: Young Sallee opened the lid of her Grandmother Sug's personal keepsake box as she helped her mother clean out the last remaining items from the room at the nursing home, where her grandmother had recently died at the age of... Continue Reading →

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