The City of Ember #BookReview #GraphicNovel #MiddleGrade #Dystopian

"In the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians—whole communities—discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau's story about a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out. Nearly 10 years later, that story, The City of Ember, is a bona fide classic, with over 1.7 million copies sold. Now experience Jeanne DuPrau's … Continue reading The City of Ember #BookReview #GraphicNovel #MiddleGrade #Dystopian

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Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus #Bookreview #SpoilerFree

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus is an atmospheric, Gothic story that begins on a Captains ship stuck in ice, then takes us all over Europe as Dr. Victor Frankenstein tells his story to the Captain, Walton. According to Wikipedia, Frankenstein was first published anonymously in January 1818. Five years later Mary Shelley's name appeared on … Continue reading Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus #Bookreview #SpoilerFree

Dead End #BookReview #SpoilerFree #Mystery #Crime #thriller #Netgalley

When I received Dead End as a digital ARC from Netgalley I didn't realize it was the third book in the DI Kelly Porter series. It feels like a stand alone novel. Title: Dead End Author: Rachel Lynch Publisher: Canelo Date of Publication: October 8, 2018 Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller Page Count: 299 "When the … Continue reading Dead End #BookReview #SpoilerFree #Mystery #Crime #thriller #Netgalley

Book Review ~ A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl #OctoberRelease #ARC #Netgalley #HistoricalFiction

A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is about a young woman named Grace fighting the fate of living a life filled with regrets like her mother and grandmother did. Title: A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl Author: Jean Thompson Publisher: Simon Schuster Expected Publication: October 23, 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction Page … Continue reading Book Review ~ A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl #OctoberRelease #ARC #Netgalley #HistoricalFiction

Book Review ~ The Invention of Hugo Cabret #MiddleGrade #GraphicNovel #HistoricalFiction #Fantasy

My nine-year-old son has been struggling with self-regulation for years, especially at school. Our family counselor recently lent us a children's book about a young girl with ADHD (We have an appointment next month with a Behavioural Pediatrician for ADHD assessment), so she thought this would be a good book for him. He did enjoy … Continue reading Book Review ~ The Invention of Hugo Cabret #MiddleGrade #GraphicNovel #HistoricalFiction #Fantasy