Book Reviews

Audio Review: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

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The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann is a fun, imaginative story that is perfect for the middle grade reader. Even though I don’t quite agree with the “Harry Potter meets The Hunger Games” blurb, The Unwanteds is a creative tale that will be engrossing to young readers

Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

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Pandemonium is everything that a sequel should be – engaging, heart pounding, and completely captivating. I can’t remember the last time I read a book so fast and was so completely enchanted with the characters and story.

Audio Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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A Monster Calls is heartbreaking and real and something that you need to experience. Conor will break your heart and you will want to take him home and make his life better once you read his story. The audiobook is fantastic and would be a great starter for audiobook virgins.

Review: Chime by Franny Billingsley

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The language in this book is beautiful. Like beautiful to the point I was salivating. It’s poetic in a way that doesn’t stop the action. Every single word moves the story forward and the lyricalness* of the writing works to build the ethereal world in which it exists.

Audio Review: Sisters Red

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The narrators for Sisters Red did a great job. I love that there were different narrators for Rosie and Scarlett – I think it would’ve been harder to keep up with who was narrating if one person would have read the whole book.