Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers


Aug 17
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi – A Whimsical Review

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi – A Whimsical Review

Reviews 16 ★★★★½

Okay, I lied. My actual review for this book probably isn’t going to be all that whimsical, but the book itself certainly is! This is an ADORABLE middle grade read, filled with colorful descriptions of magical happenings and set in the topsy-turvy, sometimes baffling world of Furthermore.   What Fed My Addiction: Furthermore. If you read the blurb of this book, you will know exactly what to expect. Not only does it do a fantastic job of describing the plot, it sets the tone for the book. Just reading the description of Furthermore makes me smile – and I was grinning pretty much the entire time as I read about Alice’s journey through the peculiar land. It is just as odd as it sounds in the blurb – and that’s what makes it wonderful! I never knew what to expect next. Neither did Alice. I loved that the journey through Furthermore was dangerous and thrilling, but… Read more »


Jun 06
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan – Review & Giveaway

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan – Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 46 ★★★★½

I honestly didn’t know what to expect with this book. The cover made it almost look like a fantasy to me, but the blurb made it relatively obvious that it wasn’t. I’m not much for suspense, and I didn’t know if this book would venture too far into that territory for me to love it. Still, I was definitely intrigued and I ended up requesting this one through Shelf Awareness and was excited when I got it! Well, it turns out, I loved this book!! The book starts out with Frances being rescued after being adrift at sea for over a week. She and her friend Libby escaped their cruise shop when all of its inhabitants were brutally murdered, but unfortunately, Libby wasn’t able to last long enough to be rescued. When Libby’s father finds out what happened and that the murders are being covered up, he comes up with a plan… Read more »


Jun 07
Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Reviews 24 ★★★★

Title: Anna and the French Kiss Author: Stephanie Perkins Publisher:  Dutton Release Date: December 2, 2010 Pages: 372, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.19 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.  But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? MY TAKE Okay, so I’ve been reading so many dystopian/paranormal novels lately that I felt like I needed to take a little break and read something lighter.  And everywhere I turn lately I’ve been hearing about Anna and the French Kiss.  I… Read more »