3/26/19

100% Wolf

100% Wolf 100% Wolf by Jayne Lyons

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Freddy is a werewolf from a noble line of werewolves. He can’t wait for the full moon, so he can have his first transwolftion in to a wolf and show his cruel uncle and twain cousins that he 100% WOLF. On the first full moon Freddy transform in to… A Poodle? Bringing shame to his family and the werewolf council. Freddy is dognapped by his cousins, later escape. Freddy must convince himself and others that he a brave wolf despite that he a pink poodle.

3/19/19

Spring TBR TTT #12


Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Spring TBR.

Intro: At last spring is in the air, the weather is getting warmer, and collages classes are almost over. Here is my Spring TBR

The Borrowers

The Borrowers The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Age: Upper MG

POV: 3rd person ( the aunt is telling the story)

Summary: The Borrowers are miniature people who live settle in quiet country homes. They "borrow" little things that can be easily miss. The clock family live underneath the kitchen the floorboards. When Arrietty talk to a human bean, everything starts to spiral down.

Review: The world describes in the book is vivid and creative. The characters have flaws and are likable. It was sad that they have to leave their home in the end.

I don't like how everything has to explain to Arrietty. The writing got an old-timely feel to it. Almost like Tolkien's writing.

Points:

Writing: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 4/5 - The first part of the story there a lot of telling slowing down the story. Before the middle the action pick in good time.

Total: 14/20

3/13/19

If You're Reading This, It's Too Late

If You're Reading This, It's Too Late If You're Reading This, It's Too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch

Genre: Mystery, magic realism

Series: The Secret Series book two

Age: MG

Summary: If you reading this it too late. No really. There no backing out now.

Review:  A fun mystery fills the brim with actions. The character development between the main characters is great. The new character coming into the story is done well. Yo-Yoji is a likable character.

I didn't like how the bad guy from the midnight sun is brought up at the beginning and doesn't appear again until the end. The middle part consists of them finding the homunculus.

Points

Writing: 4/5 - The writing take time getting use to for it to be enjoyable.

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 5/5 - A straight forward plot.

Total: 14/20

3/12/19

Standalone books that need a sequal TTT #11


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Standalone books that Need a sequel. 

Intro: Sometimes a book needs to be alone. The ending is all wrap up and there no way you can squeeze another story out of it. Then there are books that are so good they call for an encore. Perhaps to expand the word or know more about the characters.

Here my pick for books that need sequel:

3/11/19

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab by Gideon Defoe

Author: Gideon Defoe

Series: The Pirates!

Age: YA, Adult

Genre: humor, pirates, adventure

A short and funny tale guarantee laughs out loud on every other page. However, at times it got a little too silly. I like the facts in the footnotes. One fact I learn is the exasperation freeze the ball off a brass monkey. To keep cannonballs from rolling on the ship deck. Brass plates were put under the cannonballs. When it gets cold out the brass contract and, the cannonball will follow off. hangs the saying. Not at all what I thought it was.

I type in Gideon Defoe in my library cataloged to see if they more of the pirates and, the animated movie Pirates Band of Mischief was the only thing that came up. Make me wonder if the movie bases on these books.

Characters: 4/5 If each of them has names I think it will add more than just be call the pirate with...

Plot: 3/5 wasn't must of an adventure with Ahab

Writing: 5/5

+1 Adult humor

+1 for all the facts in the footnotes

Total: 14/20

3/2/19

The Name of this Book is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Series: The Secret Series book one

Genre: Mystery, action, adventure, secrets society

Age: MG

Summary: I can’t tell you it a secret that involves the sense of smell.  Two magicians and a day at the Spa.  

3/1/19

2019 Middle Grade March Readathon


This is my first Readathon on my blog. I been hearing about readathon and challenges all over the book community. Now that I have a blog this is my opportunity to read books I never read as a kid. (now they come back to hunt me 👻).