Category Reviews

New Novel by Rainbow Rowell!!

A new novel by popular teen writer Rainbow Rowell titled “Carry On” is set to come out October 6th of this year. You may recognize Rainbow Rowell name from popular books: “Eleanor & Park”,  and “Fangirl”. I really enjoy Rowell’s writing, I think it is very unique and it feels (when reading) like you’re connected to the main characters.

The outline from Amazon as “Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face...

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Upcoming new Lisbeth Salander Novel!!

This book is continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series titled “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”. Describing the novel from Amazon “Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker–a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering.
Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Lisbeth for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda.

Quite frankly I am very excited to know there will be a next novel. When I finished the “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” I was sad to later read that the author had died and that was his last novel written...

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Book Review : Ingo by Helen Dunmore

I have read this book, maybe a total of 20 times. Like seriously! I’m not even kidding! I already am fascinated by mermaids and anything involving the sea world so this book (for me) is a total hit. It is one of the most whimsical, mystical, enchanting stories you could read right now, and I wish everyone can read it also. For me I was really intrigued by the family circumstance, the pleasant area surrounding the Trewhella cottage, and the interesting dynamic between Ingo and Earth. This novel is an absolute must and shouldn’t be ignored!

“Ingo” is about the Trewhella family that lives off the coast of Cornwall. The family consists of Mom, Dad, Sapphire, and Conor. On he day after the  Midsummer Eve’s celebration, Sapphire and Conor’s day goes missing...

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness : Book Review

A Monster Calls is a very moving and emotional book. The story is very sad and many, like I, would like a good cry. Not to mention it gives very good lessons on telling the truth, family values, and  coping mechanisms after a death. I think this novel would be beneficial in teaching young kids a pm valuable story while letting them read something that isn’t real. As we all know the author, Patrick Ness, is a master of his work and has many great fiction novels out there for young and old alike.I thoroughly enjoyed “A Monster Calls” and I hope others will too.

“A Monster Calls” is about boy named Connor and his mom. Connor’s mom is dying of cancer and there is nothing he can do about it. Every night that he goes to sleep, he dreams of a monster in one of his nightmares...

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Book Review : Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

This has got to be one of my all time favorites (EVER!!). I’m usually not the girl to read mystery/whodunnit novels, but when I read the back cover of “Hold Tight” I was hooked. When searching for books I usually don’t come across involving the story of an whole family unit, and I thought this was a refreshing change. I just have to say that the author, Harlan Coben, is a master of what he does. The way he switches characters perspectives in the book plus the way he reveals all the suspenseful happenings. I’m really glad I discovered this book and can wait to read more of Coben’s work.

“Hold Tight” is about family named the Baye family (pronounced bye). It consists of 4 members : Tia, Mike, Jill, and Adam...

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The Duff by Kody Keplinger : Book Review

I recently read this book after seeing the movie trailer for it. One of my most important rules, that I follow, is if a movie is based off a book I’m going to read the book first. So that’s what I did with “Duff” and I had high expectations for it. I mean if a book is going to be a movie then it has to be pretty good, right? Well no, if you assume that before reading this book you would be wrong! I didn’t really like this book and because of several reasons: poor timeline of events, lousy potrayal of characters, and unrealistic events that unfold in novel.  I felt like this book was just to get teens to like and sell to the masses. Although I wasn’t blesses about th book, I still finished it, and now I know true agony (just kidding).

“Duff” is about a high school senior named Bianca...

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Gone by Michael Grant : Book Review

I know we’ve all become tired of the fake wannabe, dystopian society books that followed “Hunger Games”. Every time I see one I get really mad because I’m just really exasperated of seeing the same plot line and story over and over. When I was scanning the title and synopsis on the front page, I immediately thought it was going to be just like those aforementioned, and didn’t even want to finish reading the short paragraph. When I kept looking for a book to check out and couldn’t find one, I thought of “Gone”. My mind went back to flashing to the cover image (it’s very eye-catching/intriguing) and I got it. I enjoyed this book extremely and because of it’s odd storyline, alluring characters, and exciting plot...

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Book Review : The Shining by Stephen King

I have to admit that before reading “The Shining” I hadn’t really given a second thought to Stephen King, as a writer. I had heard of him but thought “oh, he’s  played out and probably isn’t good”. I couldn’t have been more wrong! When I recently went to the library with my older sister, I slowly drifted into the adult hardcover fiction section. Everytime I go, I usually stay in the teen categories but I was tired of seeing the same book covers wanted something different. When I saw the books by Stephen King, I grabbed one trying to see what all the fuss was about. The book I picked was “The Shining” because the title seemed interesting enough. After reading I would want to spread the message to everyone who hasn’t read one of S.K.’s novels to go their nearest library and grab one...

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WALLET DRONE – World’s Smallest Quadcopter

WALLET DRONE – World’s Smallest Quadcopter

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jun. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Axis Drones recently introduced their pocket-sized quadcopter on Indiegogo and quickly surpassed their $11,894 funding goal within the first 48 hours of launching. Wallet Drone has raised a total of $57,762 and to thank backers for supporting their campaign, they have created an exclusive perk that gives them full creative reign over how their Wallet Drone looks

With a $50 contribution, backers can get an all-white drone and controller, complete with eight Mini-Sharpies to create their own design. Mini-Sharpie colors include blue, orange, black, aqua, lime, berry, burgundy and red- allowing for endless continue reading

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Dairy Queen By Catherine Gilbert Murdock : Book Review

When picking a book to read, I was immediately drawn to Dairy Queen. Quite simply because it has a dreamlike quality to it which features a boy and a girl laying down opposite each other, just looking up at the sky. I liked it because it made me want to go outside and just experience the outdoors. I have to tell you after reading it, that it has become at the top of my favorites. I really connected with the book because the main character D.J. Schwenk is a teen, has big family responsibilities, and she sometimes feels as if nobody is on her side. This delightful story will make you laugh, bawl, squirm, and smile in happiness.

Dairy Queen is about a teen girl named D.J. Schwenk who runs a farm...

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