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Review: ‘Peas and Carrots’ by Tanita S. Davis #COYER #SRC

Told from alternating points of view, Peas and Carrots is the story of two teen girls, different in just about every way, who have to learn how to get along while in a foster care situation. Odessa “Dess” Matthews has had it rough. Living... Read More | Share it now!

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, names and the lingo, the tale is as... Read More | Share it now!

Beware the man with power ~ ‘Petronella and the Janjilons’ by Cheryl Bentley #Review #COYER

Petronella and Edmundus Chewnik live in their Manor House in Fort Willow. Their friend, the Duke of Westshire, a fair and heirless man, has just died. Before going, he left explicit instructions as to how the next Duke will be chosen. The problem is,... Read More | Share it now!

Secrets, lies and no escape ~ ‘The Casual Vacancy’ by J. K. Rowling #Review #COYER

Just like all of the Harry Potter novels, I purchased this book to be delivered on publishing day. Unlike Harry Potter, I have only just read it. I highly suspect that its average rating can partially be blamed on the fact that it isn’t the... Read More | Share it now!

Something lurks at ‘Gotham Academy’ by Becky Cloonan, et al. #Review #COYER

The only time I ever read comic books was when I was a kid going on a car trip. It was always Archie or those creepy comics where something bad always happened to the wicked. This month, though, I was told about a reboot of the Archie comics; something... Read More | Share it now!

“What it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” ~ ‘Alice in Zombieland’ by Gena Showalter #Review #COYER #RWBRAT

Here’s a book that I have had for a long while on my eReader. I am sure it was procured for two reasons: It has one of the most beautiful covers; and It relates to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, one of the books that I have owned (along... Read More | Share it now!

Or it’ll be the last thing you do ~ ‘Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover’ by Ally Carter #Review #COYER #RWBRAT

**This is book 3 of the “Gallagher Girls” series, so there may be some spoilers re previous volumes.** It’s been a while since I read book two of the series, and I wish I hadn’t waited so long. All of the humor, heart and... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Flunked’ by Jen Calonita #FairyTaleReformSchool

I judged a book by its cover. And a little bit by its description. And it came up wanting. The recent spate of fairy tale redux(es?) has produced many new tales to enjoy. They come with a built-in audience, and since most everyone knows the stories... Read More | Share it now!

‘Paradise City’ by C. J. Duggan

Part of the fun while reading this book was deciphering the Oz-y slang used throughout the story. Some of it I guessed from context, some I looked up (I will now forever refer to an ice chest as an “esky”) and some I just didn’t... Read More | Share it now!

Censor This Book? ~ ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ by Sherman Alexie

Briefly: Arnold “Junior” Spirit doesn’t have much. Life on the reservation means that you are poor, hungry and stuck. On top of those misfortunes, Junior also has had medical problems since birth, so that makes him an easy target for... Read More | Share it now!