Book Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Book Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Title: Ruby Red Author: Kerstin Gier Translator: Anthea Bell Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Hardcover: 324 pages Series: Precious Stone Trilogy, Book 1 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off…

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Manga Review: Good Luck Vol. 1 by E-Jin Kang

Manga Review: Good Luck Vol. 1 by E-Jin Kang

Title: Good Luck, Vol 1 Author: E-Jin Kang Publisher: TokyoPop Series: Good Luck, Book 1 Paperback: 192 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Shi-Hyun is pure bad luck. That’s what everyone says…and in some ways, she believes it. So for their protection and her own, she’s developed a hard shell that keeps people at bay.But when Shi-Hyun transfers to a new school, an array of new characters comes into her life. The Queen Bee has a cool personality and the fighting skills…

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Book Review: Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot

Book Review: Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot

Title: Size 14 Is Not Fat Either Author: Meg Cabot Publisher: Avon Trade Paperback: 344 pages Series: Heather Wells, Book 2 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Former pop star Heather Wells has settled nicely into her new life as assistant dorm director at New York College—a career that does not require her to drape her size 12 body in embarrassingly skimpy outfits. She can even cope (sort of) with her rocker ex-boyfriend’s upcoming nuptials, which the press has dubbed The Celebrity Wedding of the Decade….

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Audiobook Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Audiobook Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games Author: Suzanne Collins Narrator: Carolyn McCormick Publisher: Scholastic Audio Edition: Unabridged Duration: 11 hours, 11 minutes Series: The Hunger Games, Book 1 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages…

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Manga Review: Hands Off! Vol 1 by Kasane Katsumoto

Manga Review: Hands Off! Vol 1 by Kasane Katsumoto

Title: Hands Off! Author: Kasane Katsumoto Publisher: TokyoPop Paperback: 176 pages Series Order: Volume 1 of 8 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Kotarou is totally stoked that basketball season has started and he can now fulfill his hoop dreams. Things look even brighter for Kotarou as he meets Mio, a beautiful upperclassman who’s got the hots for Kotarou. Unfortunately he also meets Chiba, Mio’s devious protector. With trouble afoot, Tatsuki and Yuuto must use their ESP to make sure there is…

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Book Review: Second Wave by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Book Review: Second Wave by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Title: Second Wave Authors: Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Publisher: Eos Hardcover: 304 pages Series Order: Acorna’s Universe, Book 9 ; Acorna’s Children: Book 2 out of 3 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But Khorii became a hero in her own right as she fought to save the universe from a mysterious, deadly plague that not even the healing powers of the Linyaari could stop. Now, confined…

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Book Review: Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card

Book Review: Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card

Title: Alvin Journeyman Author: Orson Scott Card Publisher: Tor Paperback: 400 pages Series: Tales of Alvin maker, Book 4 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Alvin Miller, a gifted seventh son of a seventh son, utilizes his skills as a Maker to help create a brighter future for America, but his task is further challenged by his ancient enemy, the Unmaker, who plots to end Alvin’s life. Overall Rating: 4.5/5 This is one of the best alternate history series I’ve ever read….

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Audiobook Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Audiobook Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Title: The Time Traveler’s Wife Author: Audrey Niffenegger Narrators: William Hope and Laurel Lefkow Publisher: HighBridge Company Duration: 17 hours, 46 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. Henry and Clare’s attempts to live…

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Manga Review: Angel Sanctuary Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuki

Manga Review: Angel Sanctuary Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuki

Title: Angel Sanctuary Author: Kaori Yuki Publisher: VIZ Media Paperback: 198 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) When Sara’s classmate, Ruri, received a computer disk from a strange man, Setsuna shows up to whisk her away from him. After lecturing Ruri about talking to weirdos, Setsuna comments she’s much cuter without glasses, which she dropped in the confusion. Unfortunately, neither of them have been watching the news which reports of mysterious deaths occurring in connection with the CD-ROM “Digital Angels.” The…

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Book Review: The Briar King by Greg Keyes

Book Review: The Briar King by Greg Keyes

Title: The Briar King Author: Greg Keyes Series: Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 1 Publisher: Tor Paperback: 553 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Briar King, Greg Keyes’s latest elegant entry into the world of high fantasy, lays the groundwork for what promises to be a mesmerizing four-book series–the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone. Keyes spins his tale in a meticulously crafted fantasy realm on the brink of apocalyptic change. The Briar King, a legend cobbled from children’s stories and…

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