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4/30/19

Coraline

Coraline Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Genre: Supernatural

Age: MG

POV: third person


Summary: Coraline loves to explore outside her new house. When the weather hinders her exculpation. Coraline become bore from being inside all day and grows curious of what behind the drawing room door. Breaks separate the two flats or another world?

Review: Better then what I remember. Coraline is clever and learns to be brave in the face of danger. The movie feels like it has more world building and showcasing this other world. Leading to more tension when Coraline refuels to stay.
The writing style is different compare to Gaiman's adult works. I can't explain what but, the writing does feel simplify.

Points:

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 5/5 - I like how the ghosts kids subplot doesn't make the 'can't pass on because of unfinished biasness' trope not up in your face.

Writing: 3/5

Total: 13/20

April Wrap-up 2019

Intro: Welcome April wrap-up. Showcasing what I read in the mouth of April. 


Guidelines: I will give a short review, a rating of each book.

 Books read: 8

Graphic novel: 2

Total: 10

TTT # 14 Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes


Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes


4/28/19

The Darkest Part of the Forest

The Darkest Part of the Forest The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
 

Genre: Magic Realism, fairies

Ages: older YA

POV: Third person


Summary: In the town of Fairfold it’s the tourist destination to wonder the forest to catch a glimpse of the fays that live there. All the town folks know the rules of the fays and only tourist get eaten by fairies. Deep in the forest to the darkest part, something stirs and wakes

4/26/19

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Genre: Historical fic.

Series: The Logan Family

Age: upper MG. YA

POV: first person

Summary: Living in times of segregation and racism, the Logan family live in the south facing these challenges day to day. They have their family pride, four hundred acres of land of their own and no one can take it away from them. 

4/24/19

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Genre: Historical fic.

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person

After watching the movie for film class, considering how close the movie is to the book. I set out to re-read the book or rather look at the pictures. Containing more pictures than words. I like flipping though the book, it like watching a silent film. Fitting for the whole story to center around the making of the first films.

Points:

characters 4/5

Plot 5/5 - starts out with one plot rolling nicely in to the next plot.

Writing 3/5 - When there words telling the story they feel like their there to guide the reader along with what the pictures are showing.

Bonus points:

+2 for the pictures

+1 the history of film

Total: 15/20

4/23/19

TTT #13 Rainy day reads

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Rainy Day Reads

Intro: I haven't been posting recently because, their a storm that sweep through the US east cost knocking the power out. One I got the power going my computer keeps lying to me. Saying the Internet working but, it not. It seem like the whether gets crazier each year. 

The Vanishing: The Last Dogs book one

The Vanishing The Vanishing by Christopher Holt

Genre: Post-apocalypse, dystopian

Series: The Last Dogs book one

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Max is trap in his kennel and there something wrong. He finally breaks out and find that there no humans. Where are they? Joining up with Rocky and Gizmo. Max set out on a journey to finds his humans.

4/14/19

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley

Genre: mystery

Series: Flavia Du Lace Mystery

Age: YA, Adult

POV: Fist Person

Summary: When Rupert Porson car brakes down in a quit village called Bishop’s Lacey. The town start to stir and whisper. Flavia de Luce has a good noes for mystery know else is going on.

4/13/19

The Day the Fortune Teller Died

The Day the Fortune Teller Died The Day the Fortune Teller Died by Marianna Heusler

Genre: Mystery

Age: YA

POV: 3rd person


Summary: Eva the new girl in school is in need of help. She hires Isabella to find what behind a spooky fortune teller’s prediction. When Isabella finds the Fortune teller dead, she knows there something deeper going on.

Review: A good suspenseful mystery that kept me interested. The mystery is well put together and everything wraps up nicely in the end. The apartment scene with all the cockroaches crawling everywhere makes my skin crawl. I like all of the characters, even Isabella older sister and all the crazy teenage stuff she does.

Since this is the second book, I don’t know the characters that well.

Points:

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 5/5

Writing: 4/5

Total: 14/20




4/8/19

Wolven

Wolven
Wolven by Di Toft

Genre: paranormal, humor

Series: Wolven book one

Age: MG

Summary: Nat gets a new dog that supposedly a German shepherd or a wolf. Turns out Woody is a wolven, a shape-shifter or Lycians that goes from a wolf to a boy. It not politically corrects to say werewolf. (that is actually stated in the book) Soon a government agency has taken same interest in to Woody. 

4/3/19

Spellfall

Spellfall Spellfall by Katherine Roberts

Genre: Portal fantasy

Age: young teen

Summary: Natalie finds a strange candy wrapper and a stranger man in the groceries store packing lot. After some strange events, Natalie catch a glimpse of a fantastic world of casters and spell lords. Soon she kidnap by a man name Lord Hawk. Later escapes with a boy name Merlin in to a world called Earthaven.

4/2/19

March Wrap-up 2019

Intro: Welcome to my first wrap-up post. Showcasing what I read in the mouth of March. 🎉😁


Guidelines: I will give a short review, a rating of each book, and how many times I have read it in the past.

Total books read: 7