Category Archives: Action/Adventure

Review: ‘Passenger’ by Alexandra Bracken #COYER #SRC

If you like time-travel stories, you are in for a treat. This spectacular voyage via ink and paper leaves all recent forays in this genre back in the Stone Age. All she knows is playing the violin. Etta Spencer has no time for anything else.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Bad Magic’ by Pseudonymous Bosch

I must confess. I have had this book forever. OK, that’s stretching the truth a little bit, but I received this book back in July of 2014. Then, as it happens sometimes, it fell off of my e-reader. So when I was trying to catch up with my... Read More | Share it now!

Both beautiful & terrifying ~ ‘Black Dove, White Raven’ by Elizabeth Wein #Review #COYER

This story is just full of opportunities for tragedy. In flight logs, letters and stories, the tale of how a white American woman, her white daughter and black son came to live in Ethiopia…and what happened during the years leading up to World... Read More | Share it now!

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 never... Read More | Share it now!

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... Read More | Share it now!

A pirate’s life for me (not) ~ ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson #Review #COYER

I have had a copy of Treasure Island for a long time, though I can’t remember exactly why I bought it. It’s one of those cheap paperbacks that now has yellowed pages, doesn’t open fully, and smells funny. But, since I needed to read... Read More | Share it now!

From pickpocket to savior? ~ ‘Artful’ by Peter David #Review #COYER #CTRAT

Fun literary fact: Charles Dickens, a prolific writer in the 1800s (perhaps you have heard of him?), wrote about many horrible creatures in his works; however, to my knowledge, he never wrote about vampires. Second fun fact: Peter David did. After... Read More | Share it now!

Who can you trust? ~ ‘Only the Good Spy Young’ by Ally Carter #Review

**This is book 4 of the “Gallagher Girls” series, so there may be some spoilers re previous volumes.** Who would have thought that a junior in high school would be hiding in plain sight from a super secret international spy organization? Cammie... Read More | Share it now!

You go, merlfriend ~ ‘Deep Blue’ by Jennifer Donnelly #Review #COYER

Deep Blue is unique in that it isn’t about a mermaid longing to be topside. It has interesting and unexpected twists. But some of the story can be frustratingly juvenile. Serafina is the daughter of the ruler of Miromara. Only women govern in... Read More | Share it now!

Assume the position ~ ‘We Will Be Crashing Shortly’ by Hollis Gillespie #Review #COYER #RWBRAT

**This is the sequel to Unaccompanied Minor, so there may be some spoilers.** This book is even crazier than the first. It picks up shortly after April Mae Manning, the almost-sixteen-year-old, who is now the owner of WorldAir, suddenly doesn’t... Read More | Share it now!