Archive for the ‘Junior Fiction’ Category

Epic Addition: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Posted by Steph on November - 11 - 2013

Yes, I am alive and no, I am not abandoning the blogosphere…I’ve just been a bit (ok, extremely) busy with school.  Gross, right? Well I have read some amazing books lately though to keep myself sane including; Wonder by R.J. Palacio, House of Hades by Rick Riordan, and Bone Season  [ Read More ]

What would I do without Rick Riordan?  I am so amazed every time I read another one of his books that he can manage to keep the plot fast paced and interesting with so many unique characters I wish I could be friends with.  And this short story was SPECTACULAR.  [ Read More ]

Wonderful Sequel: The Apprentices by Maile Meloy

Posted by Steph on July - 1 - 2013

I was so ridiculously excited when I received an ARC of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer’s Program because I absolutely loved the first book in the series The Apothecary.  The Apprentices by Maile Meloy is the second book in what’s turning out to be a wonderful, adventure filled and thought provoking juvenile  [ Read More ]

House of Secrets is an exciting read full of adventure, humor, and lovable characters.  However, it didn’t stand out for me like I expected it to, being Chris Columbus was a co-author with Ned Vizzini. And I also, wouldn’t have categorized this as a junior fiction read; rather I would  [ Read More ]

Yes, I did read this because I watched the movie.  Honestly I don’t enjoy the movie as much as the cartoon show (yes, I do watch cartoon shows, but my fiancé watches them with me so I don’t feel like such a nerd) and I was hoping the book would be  [ Read More ]

The conclusion of our dear Septimus Heap series. It was a magical, adventuresome ride and I will miss being able to pick up a book in this series when I’m feeling down and out and being able to go on a new adventure, but I suppose all good things must  [ Read More ]

So I started a Magic Tree House book club for kids early last fall and with each passing month I look forward to it even more.  Each month we read a different Magic Tree House book by Mary Pope Osborne, discuss the book, eat a themed snack, and then do  [ Read More ]

Struck by Wonderstuck written by Brian Selznick

Posted by Steph on March - 17 - 2013

So I found this review from last summer and thought I should re-post it on my brand spankin’ new blog 🙂 After waking up at 2am with far too much on mind (Summer Reading Program, new house, new job, etc.) I picked up Wonderstruck and did not go back to sleep until 4am  [ Read More ]

Ever by Gail Carson Levine was just okay and left me with some mixed feelings. I think a younger crowd may enjoy it more, but still, Gail Carson Levine has several other great books I would recommend to the younger crowd before this one. For starters I preferred Ella Enchanted, Fairest,  [ Read More ]

I’ll admit, I picked this book up because after reading The Hunger Games trilogy a couple of years ago I wanted to see what else Suzanne Collins could do.  I  had a hard time believing she could tame down her writing enough so that younger kids could comprehend it and not be  [ Read More ]