Tag Archives: adventure

Jinx, Book Review

8 Aug

Jinx by Meg Cabot

Plot: This was a really good book that I enjoyed very much. It is about a girl named Jean whose nickname is Jinx, due to her bad luck that started the minute she was born. When Jinx moves away to live with her New York cousins (to get away from a stalker), she meets her witchcraft-obsessed cousin Tory, and a new adventure begins.

Would you recommend this book? Yes, I highly recommend this book.

5 stars


The Curse of the King, Review

21 Jul

The Curse of the King by Peter Lerangis & Torstein Norstrand (Seven Wonders, Book 4)

Plot: This fantasy series is about four friends; Jack, Aly, Cass and Marco. They have to find the Seven Wonders of the World before they turn fourteen or they will die. The bad guys, called the Massa, want to find the Seven Loculi (Wonders of the World) before the good guys (from the Karai Institute) because the Massa want to raise the continent of Atlantis.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

5 stars


Finding Dory, Movie Trailer

14 Apr

Pete’s Dragon, Movie Trailer

27 Feb

Who else remembers watching this cartoon?

All We Have Is Now, Book Trailer

15 Jan

Teen Boat! The Race for Boatlantis, Book Trailer

8 Jan

Snow Like Ashes, Review

28 Dec

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Plot: Sixteen years ago, the Kingdom of Winter was defeated by Spring, and nearly all of its people were either killed or enslaved. A small number escaped, but only eight survivors remain today. Among these survivors is Meira, who was orphaned during Winter’s defeat. Raised by fellow survivor Sir, Meira has been trained as a warrior along with her best friend Mather, who is the heir to Winter’s throne. The romantic chemistry between Meira and Mather is intense, yet they both are aware that they can never be together because one of them is of royal blood and the other is not. Magic plays a central role in the storyline. Winter’s magic was stolen during their defeat, and in order to restore the kingdom, the eight survivors must locate both halves of a magical locket. Meira finds one half of the locket, and sets off a chain of events that could never have been imagined. Meira is forced to become a passive pawn in a game of political alliances, when she would much prefer to be fighting on the front lines. As secrets are revealed, Winter’s survivors are put into increasingly dangerous situations. Can Meira ultimately do what is needed to help restore Winter? This book was a great read: plenty of adventure, a little bit of romance (including a bit of a love triangldyste), lots of ties that bind families, lots of magic, and a terrific group of characters. If you are a fan of dystopian fiction (like me!) you will find plenty of those elements in this book. Snow Like Ashes is certainly set up to be the first book in a series, and I look forward to reading the next part of the story.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars


The Geography of You and Me, Review

7 Dec

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Plot: The novel opens with two very different New York City teens being stuck in their building’s elevator during a city-wide blackout. Lucy, a privileged teen whose parents are traveling in Europe, and Owen, the working class son of the building’s maintenance man, have seemingly little in common, yet circumstances bring them together for one night in dark New York. Both Lucy and Owen’s situations change shortly after the blackout, taking them both geographically away from New York City. However, they both think back to their night together fondly, and they manage to keep in touch with each other despite the distance. Eventually, they are able to meet up, but they feel as if they lost the connection they once had. However, they continue to think of each other, and eventually make their way back to New York, and each other. This was a sweet and pleasant romance to read. Both Lucy and Owen are flawed but likable characters. Their family situations, although vastly different, are both difficult, and the reader wants to see both of them end up with some happiness. Their romance was so genuine and true, and despite the feeling of “destiny” bringing them together, it doesn’t come across as cliché. Both Owen and Lucy have other romances, and it takes quite a bit of time (and geographical space) before they are able to truly come to terms with
their own romance.

Would you recommend this book? Yes. I would also like to read more of Smith’s novels. Her characters were well developed and realistic, and her plot elements were sweet but not saccharine.

4 stars


Girl Online: On Tour, Book Trailer

24 Oct

Road Rash, Book Trailer

4 Sep