One Liner Book Review: March

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)

Yes, I’m behind.  But it was well worth the wait!  Where’s the next?!

Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

Pierce Brown, I’m gonna need you to write more books, plzkthxbai.

Oh, and your use of “Bye Felicia” was spectacular.

Sidekicks

A hamster in a Captain America-esque uniform.  What more could you want?!

 

Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes

Yes, that is the title of the book.  Fun read.

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye

Gorgeous illustrations.  Very interesting story.  Can’t wait to see where this series goes!

The One and Only Ivan

Excellent, excellent, excellent.  And yes, I sobbed.

And Then There Were None

If I hadn’t seen the recent miniseries with Aidan Turner (omnomnom), I would have been beyond confused.  Wow.

Any good reads in March?

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One Liner Book Review: November

Busy reading month.  December could be interesting!

Tricky Twenty-Two- Janet Evanovich

I aspire to be Grandma Mazur when I grow up.

 

The Grimm Conclusion– Adam Gidwitz

The End.  I need another one.

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (The League of Princes, #1)

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom and The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle– Christopher Healy

These are a HOOT!  I have the third one right now.

The Princess, The Scoundrel, and The Farm Boy– Alexandra Bracken

The first in a retelling of the Star Wars Trilogy.  Give these to all of your fans in preparation for The Force Awakens.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime– Ree Drummond

I love Ree.  Her cookbooks are GORGEOUS.

 

One Liner Book Review: October

A little late with this one. Here we go!

Dark Shimmer

Retelling of Snow White from the Wicked Queen’s POV.  Heartbreaking.

The White Rose (The Lone City, #2)

THIS WOMAN IS ABOUT TO KILL ME WITH HER CLIFFHANGERS!!!!

The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil, #3)

Final in the trilogy.  Not too shabby, but took a while to get into.

Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)

I need the next one, plzkthx.

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

GAHH!!!  Thankfully I had the next one waiting for me!

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

And now I’m caught up and playing the series waiting game….

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Meh, was ok (sorry Neil).

Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America

Great read on how Title IX came to be.  Give it a go!

Anyone else have some good October reads?

One Liner Book Review: Summer Edition

Even with the insanity that was SRP 2015, I managed to read a few things this summer.  Here are some of the highlights:

The Sin Eater's Daughter (The Sin Eater's Daughter, #1)

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

LOVED IT!  WHERE IS THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES?!?!?!

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Great historical read.  I didn’t realize quite everything that led up to the fall of the Romanovs.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (author) and Adrian Alphonsa (artist)

This…just…wow.  I need the rest of these, please.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillebrand

One of the books EVERYONE should read.  Inspiring.

Note: I read the edition of Unbroken that is geared toward Young Adults.

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Meh.  Don’t really get all of the hype behind this book.

Greenglass House

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous mystery for middle grades.  I really want to read this with my tween book club.

Muckers

Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace

I really enjoyed this, considering sports books are not my thing.  Inspired by a true story.

Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas #1)

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Another great series by Charlaine Harris with quirky characters.  Good stuff!

The One Liner Book Review: February Edition

I realized that I haven’t done a lot of book reviews lately (on my blog or Goodreads).  I’ve been reading, just not talking about it.

Here’s another secret: I’m not a fan of writing book reviews.  It’s tricky for me to talk about a book beyond “I like it,” “I hate it,” “Not a fan,” “THIS IS THE WORST BOOK EVAR!,” or “OMGYOUMUSTREADTHISORIWILLNEVERSPEAKTOYOUAGAIN!”

Thus, we have the birth of the One Liner Book Review!  Every month, I’ll (try) to post one liner reviews of books I read the previous month.  And by one liner reviews, I mean just one line to give my thoughts on the book.

There is a good chance it will turn into two liner and three liner reviews.  Just saying.

February selections:

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)

1.) The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

About damn time I read it and I loved it!  Mrs. Coulter gives me the heebie-jeebies.

You

2.) You by Caroline Kepnes

Gave me nightmares, you have been warned.

A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)

3.) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

Re-read for book club.  Charles Wallace is awesome.

Bring on the Books: There Will Be Lies

There WIll be Lies

*Galley provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Shelby Cooper has always been warned about dangerous situations.  To say her mother is overprotective of the nearly 18 year old is an understatement.  But even an overprotective mother can’t keep Shelby from being hit by a car.

When they leave the hospital, Shelby’s mother explains that they are in danger and are now on the run.  As their journey takes  them closer to the Grand Canyon, Shelby begins to question why they are on the run and who is after them.  A mysteriou stranger named Mark and a coyote only add to Shelby’s confusion.  She soon realizes that not everything in her past is the truth and that there will only be more lies along the way to finding out what is going on.

Ok, it is REALLY hard to talk about this AWESOME book without giving everything away.  This book features, and relies, upon 502 different twists (give or take a few).  Some, you will see coming from a mile away; others will smack you upside the head.  Nick Lake has given us a tale that is suspenseful and action-packed.

My only slight issue with the book was the switch from Shelby’s present world to the world of The Dreaming (again, I really can’t say much more or I’ll give stuff away).  Most of the transitions between the two worlds were easy to follow and flowed well with the rhythm of the story.  There were a few moments where it felt forced and was hard to follow.  If you can get through those few little hiccups, you will be well rewarded.

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake is scheduled to be published on January 6, 2015.

Bring on the Books: Evil Librarian

Evil Librarian

First of all, Librarians are NOT evil.

Just this guy.  Who happens to be a demon disguised as a librarian.  Therefore, he is not really a librarian and my first statement remains true.

In Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen, Mr. Gabriel, the new high school librarian, is young and GORGEOUS.  Cyn can totally see why her best friend, Annie, is totally head over heels for him…until Cyn realizes that Mr. Gabriel is not what he seems.  With a rare gift that makes her immune to his charms, Cyn sees Mr. Gabriel for what he really is- a demon who is slowly sucking the life force of all the teens in her school.

Oh, and he wants her best friend to be his demon bride for all eternity.

With the help of her crush, Cyn must find a way to defeat Mr. Gabriel, save Annie, and build an awesome barber chair for the Sweeney Todd production.  No big deal.

I LOVED this book.  It appealed to the teen I was in high school and my inner theater nerd.  Then seeing that it was by Michelle Knudsen who wrote my beloved Library Lion was an added bonus.

And librarians are not evil.  Just wanted to say that again.