Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 4/8-4/14

LibraryThing Early Review:
Running with the Wolves by J. E. Reed

Received in April's Scriptd:
Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch
Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Bought from Usborne Books & More (link is to my consultant site):
Race to the End of the World by A. L. Tait
The Sword of Kuromori by Jason Rohan
Shadows of the Master by Emily Rodda

Friday, April 13, 2018

Playing for Keeps

Title: Playing for Keeps
Author:  Angel Lawson & Rochelle Allison
Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I know this was an in between novella, but it read more like deleted scenes, which made little sense having not read the first book.

Rating: 1/5

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming

Title: I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
Author: Chris Harris
Publisher: Little, Brown
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Most of these poems are pretty funny and can, indeed, be enjoyed by all ages.  My top favorites were "Alphabet Book (by the Laziest Artist in the World)" and "Out on the Farm on a Saturday Night".

Rating: 4/5

Indigo Sky

Title: Indigo Sky
Author: Gail Ingis
Publisher: Soul Mate
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts: This was highly unbelievable, which is detrimental to historical fiction.

Rating: 1/5

One Day at Horrorland

Title: One Day at Horrorland
Author:  R. L. Stein
Publisher: Scholastic
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: The first three-quarters were enjoyable yet dated, but the last quarter was not needed; it felt like Stine had finished and then was told "add more" and then "add more" again and again and again.

Rating: 2/5

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Heart Breaker

Title: Heart Breaker
Author:  Erin McCarthy
Publisher: Loveswept
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts: The plot points, especially when they appeared in the second half, seemed forced and almost an afterthought.

Rating: 2/5

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers

Title: Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers
Author:  John Dougherty
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: The perfect reluctant reader book.  This story was well-written and hilarious with excellent pacing.

Rating: 5/5