Tag Archives: sisters

See Me, Review

9 Nov

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Plot: At first this book seemed like it would follow the typical Nicholas Sparks format where a guy and a girl with troubled pasts meet and fall in love, but then the past meets up with the present and they have to work their way through something tragic. I’m not saying that that didn’t happen, however in this book, about half of it was filled with  danger from the past as opposed to it just being something that happens at the conclusion.

A chance encounter on a rainy night leads to Colin helping Maria change her tire on a deserted road. With a little detective work from Maria’s younger sister, it turns out that they know each other, and she helps facilitate another meeting between Maria and Colin. Although rocky at first, things start picking up between them, and they share many details from their past. But when Maria starts receiving threatening notes and gifts, she needs to confront some skeletons in her closet before it’s too late.

Would you recommend this book? Yes, but not for younger teens. There are some mature themes.

4 stars


P.S. Be Eleven, Review

10 Nov

P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

Plot: Delphine and her sisters are back home again, but everything is changing. Uncle Darnell is back home and he’s “sick,” Pa is happier than ever, and the girls find themselves saving for a Jackson Five concert. Will everything be normal again? Or will this be one crazy year?

Would you recommend this book? Yes. I loved this sequel to One Crazy Summer. If you have read the first one, you’re sure to enjoy this one. This one features the girls just as they were the first time, with laughs, surprises, and sad moments.

5 stars


Beware, Princess Elizabeth, Review

7 Oct

Beware, Princess Elizabeth by Carolyn Meyer

Plot: Princess Elizabeth is the daughter of King Henry VIII. When he suddenly dies, her half-sister Mary takes the throne. Elizabeth is the next rightful heir, and struggles to maintain this position.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars


Fangirl, Book Trailer

20 Sep

11 Birthdays, Review

5 Aug

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Plot: Amanda is usually excited for a birthday, but her mom just lost her job, her older sister is impossible, and her best friend is trying to get her to try out for the gymnastics team. To top it all off, the person she spends every birthday with is having her own party this year.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars


Wake, Book Trailer

12 Jul

*One of the nominees for the Teens’ Top Ten 2013!

The Lost Conspiracy, Review

31 Oct

Well we werem’t here Monday, but we are back in business! So here is this week’s review, a little late…

The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge

Plot: On the tropical island of Gullstruck, a clash of cultures, traditions, and secrets swirls around the careful facade of two sisters. But when calamity strikes, unobtrusive Hathin is forced to venture out into the world in order to protect Arilou and unravel the mystery.

The novel itself is long and complex. There are many plot threads and not much humor. But that’s what makes this tale work. Each of the puzzle pieces fall into place as you see the masterpiece being created around you by the author.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

5 stars


Sisters Grimm #9: Council of Mirrors, Review

13 Aug

Sisters Grimm #9: Council of Mirrors by Michael Buckley

Plot: In the aftermath of a magical war, sisters Sabrina and Daphne Grimm (descendants of the legendary Brothers Grimm), must find the way to stop Mirror and save an unsuspecting world. This is the last book in the Sisters Grimm series. While not my favorite book in this series, this is still a prime example of the genius of Michael Buckley. The climax is predictable, cliche, and definitely overused, but for the rest of the book I can almost forgive it.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars


Long Lankin, Book Trailer

6 Jul

Four children unravel the mystery of a family curse–and a ghostly creature known in folklore as Long Lankin. (Amazon.com)

The Luxe, Review

24 Oct

The Luxe by Anna Godberson

Plot: This book is about many elite families vying for power. The main suspense is about Elizabeth Holland. She died and her funeral is the day of her wedding.  How did this tragic event happen to the most beautiful bachelorette in the highest social class?

Would you recommend this book? Yes

4 stars