Wonderland by Tommy Kovac Illustrated by Sonny Liew

Standalone. Disney Press (2008) Library
Among the numerous curiosities that have gone unexplained in the classic tale Alice in Wonderland, perhaps the most perplexing might be who, exactly, is the "Maryann" that the White Rabbit mistakes Alice for at the beginning of the story? Lewis Carro…

Mini Review: Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman

Astronaut Academy #1. First Second (June 2011) Library
Hakata Soy's past life as the leader of a futuristic super team won't stay in the past!
The former space hero is doing his best to keep his head down at Astronaut Academy. Things aren't going so great, though. The most popular girl in…

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis

Kat, Incorrigible #1. Atheneum Books (April 2011) Library
Nineteenth century England is not the place to be practicing magic.
In this prim and proper world, twelve-year-old Katherine Ann Stephenson is at a loss: Her sisters, Elissa and Angeline, have recently entered Society and now gossip incessant…

2014 Summer Reading Program Update #4

Books read from 6/21/14 - 6/28/14:

Book #1 Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder Pages: 361 Thoughts: So good! Way better than I expected. I loved that the romance for me was slow and unexpected. This series is going to be good I can tell.
Book #2 Life is But a Dream by Brian James Pages: 234 Thoughts: I've …

The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson

Standalone. Graphic Universe (April 2012) Library
My parents are gone, so I'm responsible for my little brother Todd. I have to make sure we stay alive. Many kids are sick or starving, and fierce gangs are stealing a…

The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter

Standalone. Feiwel & Friends (Sept. 2010) Library
Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who’s away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the se…

Blog Tour: Bee Summers by Melanie Dugan

Standalone. UpStart Press (May 2014) TLC Book Tours
The spring Melissa (Lissy) Singer is eleven years old her mother walks out of the house and never returns. That summer Lissy's father, a migratory beekeeper, takes her along with him on his travels. The trip and the people she meets change her …

2014 Summer Reading Program Update #3

Books read from 6/7/14 - 6/14/14:

Book #1 Splintered by A.G. Howard Pages: 371 Thoughts: Not what I expected. I enjoyed going into a dark version of Wonderland.
Book #2 Wonderland by Tommy Kovac Pages: 160 Thoughts: Nice to read right after Splintered. Loved the illustrations in this graphic novel.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me #1. HarperCollins (Nov. 2011) Own Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The w…

2014 Summer Reading Program Update #2

Books read from 5/10/14 - 6/7/14:

Book #1 The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski Pages: 246 Thoughts: Very sweet story. A lot of growth in the main character.
Book #2 A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean Pages: 208 Thoughts: Such a wonderful story. It was very quirky and emotional.
Book #3 The Queen of the Tearl…

Blog Tour: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling #1. Harper (July 2014) TLC Tours
On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears li…

May 2014 Wrap Up

My favorite place in the world to be is at the beach. I love the sun and salty ocean air. It just makes me feel alive. I am so excited to start going to the beach and having long lazy days out in the sun hanging out with my friends. I still have three weeks left of school which has taken considerab…
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