Category: Book Review

Book Review – Eve by Anna Carey

Book Review – Eve by Anna Carey
Posted October 4, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review / 6 Comments

Title:  Eve            Author:  Anna CareyReading level: Young Adult           Genre:  Dystopian, Post-apocalypic           Size: Hard Cover, 336 pages Release Date:  October 2011 Publisher: HarperCollins           Stand Alone or Series: The Eve Trilogy #1  […]



Book Review – The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent

Book Review – The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Posted October 1, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review / 7 Comments

Title:  The Heretic’s Daughter Author:  Kathleen Kent Reading level: Adult Genre:  Historical Fiction Size: Hard Cover, 352 pages Release Date:  September 2008  Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company  Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone Source: Borrowed from Library First Line:  “The distance by wagon from Billerica to neighboring Andover is but […]


Book (and Movie) Review – Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Book (and Movie) Review – Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Posted September 24, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review, Movie Review / 18 Comments

Title:  Practical Magic Author:  Alice Hoffman Reading level: Adult Genre:  Magical Realism Size: Hard Cover, 286 pages Release Date:  August 2005 Publisher: Berkley Trade Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone Source: Borrowed from Library First Line:   “For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything […]


Book Review: Entwined by Heather Dixon

Book Review: Entwined by Heather Dixon
Posted September 12, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review / 10 Comments

  Title:  EntwinedAuthor:  Heather DixonReading level: Young AdultGenre:  Fantasy (Fairy tale retelling)Size: Hard Cover, 472 pagesRelease Date:  March 2011Publisher: Greenwillow Books (Harperteen)Stand Alone or Series: Stand AloneSource: Borrowed from Library First Line:   “An hour before Azalea’s first ball began, she paced the ballroom floor, tracing her toes in a waltz.” Summary (from GoodReads): Azalea is […]


Book Review: Breaking the Headache Cycle by Ian Livingstone, MD & Donna Novak, RN

Book Review: Breaking the Headache Cycle by Ian Livingstone, MD & Donna Novak, RN
Posted September 5, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review / 2 Comments

  Title:  Breaking the Headache CycleAuthor:  Ian Livingstone, MD & Donna Novak, RNReading level: AdultGenre:  Non-FictionSize: Paperback, 197 pagesRelease Date:  January 2004Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, LLCStand Alone or Series: Stand AloneSource: Borrowed from Library First Line:   “I remember my first migraine as vividly as if it occurred yesterday.” Summary (from GoodReads): Two headache […]


Book Review – Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

Book Review – Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
Posted September 3, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review / 4 Comments

Title:  Suzanne’s Diary for NicholasAuthor:  James PattersonReading level:  AdultGenre:  Contemporary FictionSize: Hardcover, 272 pagesRelease Date:  January 2001 Publisher:  Little, Brown, & CompanyStand Alone or Series: Stand AloneSource: Purchased   First Line:   “Kate Wilkinson sat in warm bathwater in the weird but wonderful old-fashioned porcelain tub in her New York apartment.” […]


Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Posted August 25, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review / 10 Comments

Title:  WitherAuthor:  Lauren DeStefanoReading level: Young AdultGenre:  Fantasy/Sci-FiSize: Hardcover, 358 pagesRelease Date:  March 2011Stand Alone or Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy #1Source: Borrowed from Library What if you knew exactly when you would die? Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age […]