Friday, May 18, 2018

The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

Title: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Author:  R. L. Stein
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781610676229
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Most of the thrill in this was from a human monster rather than a supernatural one, which made it a little different.  However, I cannot believe that an archaeologist would say "mummy case" instead of "sarcophagus", a word that many middle schoolers should have come across at some point in history.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, May 7, 2018

Race to the End of the World

Title: Race to the End of the World
Author:  A. L. Tait
Publisher: Kane Miller
ISBN: 9781610676229
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: An action-packed MG fantasy with two strong leads that really leaves you wanting more.

Rating: 5/5

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 4/29-5/5

Received in May's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
Heat by Karen Foley
Hightail It to Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson
The Bride Next Door by Hope Ramsey
Maid for Love by Marie Force
The Amish Teacher's Gift by Rachel J. Good
One for the Rogue by Manda Collins
The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Friday, May 4, 2018

Mars Girls

Title: Mars Girls
Author:  Mary Truzillo
Publisher: Apex
ISBN: 9781370806799
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Turzillo tried too hard to world-build, resulting in way too much slang that really affected the flow of the story.

Rating: 2/5

Holly Down in Heaven

Title: Holly Down in Heaven
Author:  Kara Lee Corthron
Publisher: Samuel French
ISBN: 9780573701979
Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: Entertaining but rather messed up, but so are a lot of new and edgy contemporary plays.

Rating: 4/5

Wishtree

Title: Wishtree
Author:  Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: 9780525500940
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This short MG fantasy packs a punch with a tale about prejudice, friendship, conservation, tradition, and community.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, April 30, 2018

Wade in the Water

Title: Wade in the Water: Poems
Author:  Tracy K. Smith
Publisher: Graywolf
ISBN: 9781555978136
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This collection of poems was very approachable, the sections were easily understandable, and all would make for great discussion.

Rating: 4/5