Aug 17

Mostly ghostly ~ ‘Sisters of Blood and Spirit’ by Kady Cross #Review #COYER

I seem to be on a roll, reading books where bad things happen in asylums… Lark Noble is used to everyone thinking she’s crazy. Not that it doesn’t hurt, especially now that she’s back in her hometown after a stay … Continue reading

Aug 16

And Tomorrow? ~ ‘All Our Yesterdays’ by Cristin Terrill #Review #COYER

I started this book quite a while ago, and for some reason, it got lost in the shuffle and never finished. Boy, am I glad I circled back around to it. Em is locked in a cell. She has no … Continue reading

Aug 15

You’ll find no ‘Asylum’ here ~ by Madeleine Roux #Review #Coyer

Much like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Asylum has a cover that’s meant to creep you out. What’s worse is that the photo there, as well as the many inside, are real. Daniel Crawford is excited for his … Continue reading

Aug 14

#Review: ‘Red is an Attitude’ by Kathy Lynn Hall #COYER

Red is on a five-day cruise that her boyfriend, Joe, gave her as a surprise. It’s certainly a start on her quest to travel around the world. But strange things are happening aboard the ship, from having a warning from … Continue reading

Aug 13

Shirley Temple’s got nothing on ~ ‘Bright Side’ by Kim Holden #Review #COYER

It’s never a good sign when I have multiple pages of notes about a book I am reading. Let’s just say I heard about this book from a friend and decided to check it out for myself. Other than fulfilling … Continue reading

Aug 12

Lucky? ~ ‘The Number 7’ by Jessica Lidh #Review #COYER

Louisa’s family isn’t very close. She never met her Dad’s parents, and now they are both gone. Her family is the tight-lipped sort, so she, her father and her sister, Greta, don’t even talk much about their mother or the … Continue reading

Aug 11

The Gardner did it ~ ‘Heist’ by Laura Pauling #Review #COYER

In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two men entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum dressed as policemen. They tied up the two guards and proceeded to steal over $500,000,000 worth of paintings and other artwork. The perpetrators were … Continue reading

Aug 10

#Review: ‘Bullied Kids Speak Out’ by Jodee Blanco #COYER

A follow-up title to Jodee Blanco’s previous book, Please Stop Laughing at Me…, this book contains personal stories by high school and college students who were bullied and what they did about it. It’s a very hopeful book, even though the … Continue reading

Aug 09

Stay gold ~ ‘The Outsiders’ by S. E. Hinton #Review #COYER

Raise your hand if you were required to read this book for English class. Keep your hand up if you found the names and slang made you giggle/chuckle. Leave it there if you found that, if you updated the clothing, … Continue reading

Aug 08

Yes, please ~ ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline #Review #COYER

I was never into Dungeons and Dragons and don’t care for shoot-em-up games. I was briefly into Myst, but I never liked the claustrophobic feeling I got while playing computer games. I worked at FAO Schwarz (pour one for my homies) a million … Continue reading