Review: The Whisper, by Emma Clayton (2012)

The pitch: This sequel to The Roar picks up right where the first book leaves off. The “chosen” children have discovered the Secret and know they need to take over the Northern Government before their parents also discover the Secret and start a war. Wow, I did that all without … Continue reading

Review: The Name of the Star, by Maureen Johnson (Sept. 2011)

Rory, a small-town Louisiana girl, is about to start her senior year of high school at a boarding school in London. Not just any school, though — this one is right in the middle of the legendary Jack the Ripper’s hunting grounds. When a copycat killer strikes, Rory’s school is … Continue reading

Review: Sisterhood Everlasting, Ann Brashares (2011)

To understand how excited I was to read this book, you have to know that I am a huge fan of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. I’ve said for years that I want Sisterhood Goes to Grad School, Sisterhood of the Traveling Wedding Dress, Last Summer in the … Continue reading

Inkspell and Inkdeath, by Cornelia Funke

Awhile ago I reviewed Inkheart, the first in this trilogy. I’ve finally finished Inkspell and Inkdeath, and after all the poetic waxing I did about Inkheart, my ultimate conclusion is… don’t bother. Funke introduces way too many characters, throws their balls into the air (…enjoy that image!), and then forgets … Continue reading