Book Review: Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

Book Review: Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

Title: Wild Seed Author: Octavia E. Butler Series: Patternist, Book 1 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Paperback: 320 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex or design. He fears no one until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. She fears no one until she meets Doro. Together they weave a pattern of destiny (from Africa to the…

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Wishlist Wednesday #14: Midnight’s Daughter by Karen Chance

Wishlist Wednesday #14: Midnight’s Daughter by Karen Chance

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I LOVE Karen Chance’s Cassie Palmer series, so I’ll basically read anything by her. I’ve also heard awesome things about Midnight’s Daughter from a few friends, so this one is definitely on the wishlist. Title: Midnight’s Daughter Author: Karen Chance Series: Dorina Basarab, Book 1 Publisher: NAL Paperback: 373 pages Summary…

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Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Hunting Prince Dracula Author: Kerri Maniscalco Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 2 Hardcover: 448 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the…

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Book Review: The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume

Book Review: The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume

Title: The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo Author: Judy Blume Illustrator: Amy Aitken Publisher: Yearling Paperback: 48 pages Source: Chicago Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Second grader Freddy Dissel has that left-out kind of feeling. Life seems lonely when you’re the middle kid in the family. Freddy feels like “the peanut butter part of a sandwich,” squeezed between an older brother and little sister. But now for the first time it’s Freddy’s chance to show everyone, including himself, just how special he…

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Book Review: Will’s Words by Jane Sutcliffe

Book Review: Will’s Words by Jane Sutcliffe

Title: Will’s Words Author: Jane Sutcliffe Illustrator: John Shelley Publisher: Charlesbridge Hardcover: 40 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository When Jane Sutcliffe sets out to write a book about William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, in her own words, she runs into a problem: Will’s words keep popping up all over the place! What’s an author to do? After all, Will is responsible for such familiar phrases as “what’s done is done” and “too much of a…

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Book Review: Warcross By Marie Lu

Book Review: Warcross By Marie Lu

Title: Warcross Author: Marie Lu Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Series: Warcross, Book 1 Hardcover: 416 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the…

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Book Review: The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

Book Review: The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

Title: The Unquiet Grave Author: Sharyn McCrumb Publisher: Atria Books Hardcover: 368 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Greenbrier Ghost is renowned in American folklore, but Sharyn McCrumb is the first author to look beneath the legend to unearth the facts. Using a century of genealogical material and other historical documents, McCrumb reveals new information about the story and brings to life the personalities in the trial: the prosecutor, a former Confederate cavalryman; the defense attorney, a pro-Union bridgeburner, who nevertheless had owned…

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Book Review: Ishmael – An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn

Book Review: Ishmael – An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn

Title: Ishamel: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit Author: Daniel Quinn Series: Ishmael, Book 1 Publisher: Bantam Paperback: 266 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. “You are the teacher?” he asks incredulously….

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Book Review: Better to Wish by Ann M. Martin

Book Review: Better to Wish by Ann M. Martin

Title: Better to Wish Author: Ann M. Martin Series: Family Tree, Book 1 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 226 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository In 1930, Abby Nichols is eight, and can’t imagine what her future holds. The best things today would be having a dime for the fair, keeping her Pops from being angry, and saving up eighty-seven cents to surprise her little sister with a tea set for Christmas. But Abby’s world is changing fast. Soon there will be…

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Wishlist Wednesday #13: The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

Wishlist Wednesday #13: The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I’ve been in a short story mood recently, and I’ve heard that some of these stories have elements of magical realism in them, which always intrigues me. I’m definitely looking forward to grabbing a copy of this…

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