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review 2016-09-15 17:49
The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw #9
The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #9 - Kate Sherron,Ben Dewey,Kurt Busiek

4 Stars

 

Buy it

 

The sheep have found and rescued The Chamption and Dusty. They are in need of a Wizard. Dusty continues to learn his father isn’t quite the person he thought he was. And they leave the town.  This arc of the story isn’t doing much for me. It’s really a bit boring right now.  I’m left wondering what is going on with all of the other characters.  Oh well, I suppose it will pick back up again.  Still a great series, but I definitely had to lower the star rating because this arc isn’t as good as the initial.



List of characters for my reference.

 

Bhord- Pug dog who is grey

 

Councillor Sandorst- is the owl

Dunstan/Dusty- White dog/terrier

Gharta- is the warthog

Goodfoot- fox/coyote

Gutruk- walrus I think

Leahroyd- the champion (and only human)

Lord Tallon- Bald Eagle

Affa- Giraffe



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review 2016-02-16 17:51
George
George - Alex Gino

This is one of those books that makes you think. At least it made me think.


'George' is about a girl trapped in a boy's body. She knows it, but no one else seems to notice that she is a girl. All she wants to do is play Charlotte in her school's theater production, but her teacher tells her that she can't though, because she is a boy.

 

This is the dedication page:

I really liked George and her narration reveals a really sweet child trying to figure out who she is.

You should keep in mind that this is a children's book, so it is meant to be read by children. Don't expect long pondering sessions of self doubt, world standards, etc..

 

I think the ultimate goal of the author was to teach children that it's okay to be different and you should accept others for being different too.

 

If you have children, I recommend this. I believe it will spark a nice discussion about gender equality.

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review 2016-02-01 20:22
Bodies left behind
The Bodies Left Behind - Jeffery Deaver

I read this back in 2011 according to my tracking progress in goodreads, so my memory is a bit fuzzy on this one.

 

If you haven't read Deaver yet and you enjoy suspense/thriller novels then I highly recommend him. This one is a page turner, with constant change of point of views: this is one hell of a way to build suspense.

 

The gist: A distress call sends a detective to investigate and she stumbles..well..to a number of 'bodies left behind'. I really enjoy reading about female investigators/detectives and really liked this one.

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review 2015-05-23 13:33
Review: Vampire Diaries: The Awakening & The Struggle
The Awakening and The Struggle - L.J. Smith

I've gushed time and time again over how much I loved the first three books of this series. (I found the fourth book kind of unnecessary and even though I've read it as much as the first three I just don't like it as much) I first read them when I was 14 or 15, (many many years ago) and love them and over the years since read them again and again. 

 

Elena Gilbert was just the type of girl I wanted to be - queen of the school popular, with great friends, and lived in an awesome town full of Civil War history. Then in comes sexy mysterious Stefan who Elena becomes entranced with but he's just not returning her interest. Its a complete shock to her system. Stefan's Italian history background is captivating. And of course there is the swoon worthy bad boy Damon. Its all very silly really. And Stefan's somewhat stalkery behavior is of course questionable. Damon is a killer with no conscience and no remorse and not above using vampire powers to get what he wants. This should not be sexy. But it kinda is, even though logically its just wrong. Elena does some insanely stupid things. She can be very selfish and stubborn.

 

I've read series where all these things happen and its driven me up the wall. However, logic does not really apply to reading this series. At least not to me. In spite of the silliness, the friendships, the town itself, the history, the vampires, the magic, the bitchiness of certain characters, the epicness of the romance....I love it as much as grown up as I did a teenager.

 

I will never get tired of reading these books. 

 

Reread Square crossed off for Spring 2015 Bookish Bingo. 

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review 2015-03-08 09:25
Suddenly Last Summer
Suddenly Last Summer - Sarah Morgan

It was a sweet story. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. One thing I did like was that Sean did the chasing and admitted his feelings first. What I didn't like was Elise's denial was a tad bit too much and went on (and on).
Lastly; hot doctor = nurses who proposition him. *Rolls eyes* Whatever to that.

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