A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Who would expect a story about three miserable children to contain so many vocabulary words? As the intelligent protagonists fall into one bad situation after another, their lives are sprinkled with figures of speech, allusions to famous literature,... More →
Watersong by Amanda Hocking (Wake, Lullaby, Tidal, Elegy)
When Gemma encounters Penn, Lexi and Thea, she thinks they’re normal snobby teenage girls. But after they lure her into a terrible trap, she realizes they’re sirens – monsters who feed on human hearts. And they’ve turned her... More →
What do The Hunger Games, the Trylle trilogy, The Age of Innocence and Harry Potter have in common? They all end with probably-unnecessary epilogues.
It’s all very nice to show what the main characters are doing several years in the future, but must we really see... More →
Ones I Didn't Like:
I read the first book of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth – but only because a) it’s pop culture and b) the movie left me with a lot of questions. (And I only watched the movie because my friends were watching it.) Sorry, Divergent... More →