recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 13+

Recommendation: Passenger

Recommendation: Passenger

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.   There are some fantasy worlds […]

Review: Prince in Disguise

Review: Prince in Disguise

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm   “You’re Dusty’s sister?” For the entirety of Dylan’s life, she’s been firmly ensconced in Dusty’s perfume-ridden shadow. And it’s not even that she begrudges her sister the spotlight; Dusty is far better suited for the glitz and […]

Recommendation: The Fountain

Recommendation: The Fountain

The Fountain by Suzy Vadori   I’ve been reading since I was a young child and as a result, I’ve blown through thousands of books in my nearly 36 years. There are a precious few that I always seem to go back to, there are […]

Recommendation: Little Women

Recommendation: Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  “Once upon a time, there were four girls, who had enough to eat and drink and wear, a good many comforts and pleasures, kind friends and parents who loved them dearly, and yet they were not contented. “ Hearing […]

Review: Shutter

Review: Shutter

Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz ” I assume he must be on the run, hiding from someone maybe. His hands are in full view at his mouth; there appears to be something on one of his wrists. I edge out a little farther to take […]

Recommendation: Girl Online

Recommendation: Girl Online

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg ” And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we’re something we’re not. “ ** This particular blog post is being hosted by my 14-year old daughter. Any and all […]

Review: Shimmer and Burn

Review: Shimmer and Burn

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta This is the story of two kings: one has taken to hiding among the shadows of a plague-ridden city while the other rules over his land with an iron fist, desperate to hold on to his stolen magic. In […]

Review: Brickbats And Tutus

Review: Brickbats And Tutus

Brickbats and Tutus by John Plimmer ” To be born to dance is true. It’s a condition. It’s in the cells; the tissues and in the essence of who you are. Selfishness then becomes selflessness. “ There are very few people who are born with […]

Review: Scoundrel In Disguise

Review: Scoundrel In Disguise

Scoundrel In Disguise by Shaela Kay “ Sarah waved her hand impatiently in the air. ‘There is no such thing. None of the men I have discouraged are truly in love with me, and I am not in love with any of them.’ Amused, Rex […]

Review: The Cellar

Review: The Cellar

The Cellar by Natasha Preston “ Four vases sat proudly on the side table behind the dining table and chairs; one held roses, one violets, one poppies. The fourth was empty. “ Natasha Preston began her writing career on an online platform called Wattpad – […]