Tag Archives: series

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


Isla and the Happily Ever After, Review

28 Jun

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Plot: In the conclusion to this loose trilogy (different characters, but characters from the previous books make cameos), Isla is studying abroad in France and finally is making some headway on friendship with her longtime crush Josh. It even almost seems like he likes her back, but for some reason he seems aloof with her best friend Kurt.

After a few misunderstandings, Josh and Isla are finally dating. A few bad decisions lead to complications in their relationship. Can it survive family pressure, as well as distance and Isla’s own insecurities?

Would you recommend this book? Yes, however there are a few mature themes. The one thing I did not like is how Isla sabotaged her own happiness for reasons that she tried to justify but did not really make much sense to me. I know that there are always bumps in the road, but it just made Isla seem immature while stating that she wanted to be mature about everything with her relationship.

3 stars


The Last Star

18 May

The highly anticipated third and final book…click for more information via Amazon!

Allegiant, Movie Trailer

31 Mar

Exciting News for Potter Fans

12 Feb

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, Review

11 Jan

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

Plot: This latest installment in the Wimpy Kid diaries has Greg singing the blues over being forced to unplug from technology. His mom is on a campaign to have people sign a petition to vow not to use electronics for a weekend of family and neighborhood togetherness. This leads to a park cleanup project, so people have a place to go during this technology-free weekend. Throw in an amateur lemonade stand, a troop of Girl Scouts running a tight ship, an elementary school kid who is too smart for his own good, as well as a busload of juvenile delinquents, and you have the makings for some typical Greg Heffley shenanigans. Is technology-free always the best way?

Grandpa has also come to stay in the Heffley household, hopefully just temporarily. After Greg gets himself in trouble that Grandpa tries to get him out of but ends up getting him further into, Greg finds himself on a bus to Hardscrabble Farms for a week long class trip with no technology or junk food. Will Greg make it through a week of team-building exercises, not enough supplies, questionable hygiene, pranks, and an old camp legend?

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

5 stars




Glass Sword, Book Trailer

18 Dec

Unforgiven, Book Trailer

4 Dec

L8r, g8r, Review

23 Nov

L8r, g8r by Lauren Myracle

Plot: This is the third book in a series following three friends through their high school career. This book takes place in the second half of the girls’ senior year, and chronicles their lives through texts and IMs. The girls chat about boyfriends, school, college applications, parents, and their ongoing confrontations with classmate Jana. There are frank discussions about sex, birth control, and drug/alcohol use, which is why this book (and the others in the series) are frequently challenged books. The beauty of this book is the “nothingness” that seems to happen – it’s just a bunch of friends talking about their lives. But the reader can appreciate how interesting and important these every day events can be. I was reminded of high school with my friends, when a good bit of gossip could stop the world in its tracks, and a taking a relationship to a new level was the most important thing to happen – ever.

Would you recommend this book? Yes, but for older teens, since it had a lot of mature themes.

4 stars


The Casquette Girls, Book Trailer

20 Nov