Showing posts from August, 2016

The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs by Cylin Busby ~ Review by Tristan

The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs by Hardcover, 272 pages Published February 2nd 2016  by Knopf Books for Young Readers Source: ARC Provided by Publisher Rating 3 Out of 5 Star

For fans of Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan comes the swashbuckling story of a little cat's adventures on the high seas

Captain Natick does not want to take a kitten on board his ship when it sets sail in 1837, but his daughter convinces him that the scrawny yellow cat will bring good luck. Onto the ship the kitten goes, and so begins the adventurous, cliff-hanging, lucky life of Jacob Tibbs. At first, Jacob’s entire world is the ship’s hold, where the sailors heave their heavy loads and long-tailed rats scurry in the darkness. But before long, Jacob’s voyage takes him above deck and onward to adventure. Along the way, Jacob will encounter loss and despair, brave thunderous storms at sea, face down a mutiny, survive on a desert island, and above all, navigate the tricky waters of sh…

Moonlight Brigade (The Wild Ones #2) by C. Alexander London ~ Review by Tristan

Moonlight Brigade (The Wild Ones #2)by Hardcover, 272 pages Published September 20th, 2016  by Philomel Books Source: ARC Provided by the Author Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars

The new animal-fantasy/adventure series for fans of Warriors, Spirit Animals, and Redwall!
Kit may have saved the Wild Ones from the Flealess, but he and his neighbors are not out of danger yet. Coyote has taken charge of the Thunder River Rompers, a notorious gang of nearsighted otters, and he has his sights set on Ankle Snap Alley. When, on the eve of the First Frost, Coyote and his henchmen steal all of the seeds and nuts that the Alley's residents have stored up for winter, Kit knows that he can't sit by and do nothing. As he tries to fulfill his school assignments and win himself a coveted invitation into the Moonlight Brigade, Kit knows he must outsmart the Coyote so that his fellow Wild Ones can survive the winter.

With so much depending on him, it's time for Kit to pull off his …

Waiting on Wednesday: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

RoseBlood by Hardcover, 464 pages Expected publication: January 10th 2017  by Amulet Books

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera. 

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera …

Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School - Ten Books to Pair With Classics

Thank you The Broke and the Bookishfor organizing the fun Top Ten Tuesday and for the meme!

August 30th:Back to School - Ten Books to Pair With Classics

In no particular order

1. Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell - a Cinderella retelling

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir ~ #BEA16 Review

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)by Hardcover, 452 pages publication: August 30th 2016  by Razorbill Source: ARC Provided by Publisher at BEA Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars


Elias and Laia are running for their lives.
After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison - to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene - Elias's former friend and the Empire's newest B…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Turncoat's Gambit (The Inventor's Secret #3) by Andrea Cremer

Last year I was part of the Blog Tour for The Conjurer's Riddle and I read book 1 and 2 back to back and fell in love with this series. So I am super excited for The Turncoat's Gambit and can not wait to read this one.

The Turncoat's Gambit (The Inventor's Secret #3)by Hardcover, 352 pages Expected publication: November 15th 2016  by Philomel Books

What if America had lost the Revolutionary War? And now lived in constant fear and oppression? From the bestselling author of Nightshade, this is the action-packed final chapter of The Inventor's Secret trilogy

Charlotte has spent her whole life fighting the British Empire, following in the footsteps of her parents and their group of rebels. But when her reunion with her mother laid bare horrible truths about the rebellion, Charlotte knew she had to escape. Now she is on the run, with no idea who the enemy is--or which of her compatriots is truly on her side. 

In this action-packed conclusion to the Invent…

Savage by Thomas E. Sniegoski ~ Review

Savage by Hardcover, 416 pages Published May 31st 2016  by Simon Pulse Source: ARC Provided by Publisher Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

The future is looking bright for Sidney Moore as she as she gets ready to leave the small island of Benediction behind for one of Boston’s top veterinary programs. There are some bumps in the road to navigate—her father’s recovery from a debilitating stroke, and her own guilt for ending her relationship with her high school boyfriend, and having to leave behind her deaf German shepherd, Snowy—but she’s always been strong willed, with a passion to achieve her life’s dreams.

Now a storm is bearing down on Benediction—a hurricane that will bring devastating winds and rain, rising tides…and something else.

Something deadly. Something that will transform all the things that creep, crawl, and flutter into instruments of terror and death.

The future is looking bright for Sidney Moore. All she has to do is survive the storm.

Thank you Simon…