The Selection Book Review

Book: The Selection (#1) Release date: April 24, 2012  Pages: 336 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Library Sale Summary: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in…

Vampire Academy and Frostbite (Vampire Academy #1 and #2) Book Review

Book: Vampire Academy, Frostbite Release date: January 2, 2007, April 10, 2008  Pages: 332, 327 Publisher: Razorbill Source: Library Sale Summary: Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires—the ones who never die. The…

Head Games (Pretty Tough #3) Book Review

Book: Head Games (Pretty Tough #3) Release date: January 6, 2011  Pages: 284 Publisher: Penguin/Razorbill Source: Library Book Sale Summary: Taylor Thomas is a total all-star on the court. Off-court, not so much. She may be model-tall, gorgeous and quite a catch, but try telling her that. With a showcase game and playoffs fast approaching, Taylor’s…

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour Book Review

Book: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour Release date: May 4, 2010  Pages: 344 Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Source: Library Sale Summary: Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The…

When Dimple Met Rishi Book Review

Book: When Dimple Met Rishi Release date: May 30, 2017  Pages: 380 Publisher: Simon Pulse Source: Won in library giveaway Summary: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows…

Me Before You Book Review

Book: Me Before You Release date: December 31, 2012  Pages: 369 Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking Source: Bought from Half Price Books Summary: Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of…

The Sparrow Princess Book Review

Book: The Sparrow Princess Release date: November 26, 2016  Pages: 122 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Source: Review E-Copy from Story Cartel Summary:Set in the imaginary city of Calandra, “The Sparrow Princess” is a tale about choices made and the unforeseen consequences that come from thoughtlessness and an inability to let go of things that were…

The Kaiser’s Last Kiss Book Review

Book: The Kaiser’s Last Kiss Release date: January 3, 2017  Pages: 240 Publisher: Touchstone Publishing Source: Review Copy Summary: It is 1940 and the exiled monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in his Dutch chateau, Huis Doorn. The old German king spends his days chopping logs and musing on what might have been. When the Nazis invade…

Dark Horses Book Review

Book: Dark Horses Release date: September 13, 2016  Pages: 336 Publisher: Soho Teen Source: Review Copy Summary: Merritt Wenner has been self-destructing ever since the tragic deaths of her grandmother and her horse, and after an epic all-night bender she walks out of the SAT and disappears. Her parents, looking for a quick fix, ship her…

Mata Hari’s Last Dance Book Review

Book: Mata Hari’s Last Dance Release date: July 19, 2016  Pages: 288 Publisher: Touchstone Publishing Source: Review Copy Summary: Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, Mata Hari is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she’s been arrested on: treason…

Make A Choice Book Review

Book: Make A Choice Release date: June 7, 2016  Pages: 144 Publisher: Ensign Peak Source: Review Copy Summary: Jeff Benedict has seen both good and bad in his career as a journalist. Some of the best are the extraordinary people he has met who have made deliberate choices to live happier lives despite the extreme hardship…

Welcome to Last Chance Book Review

Book: Welcome to Last Chance (A Place to Call Home #1) Release date: August 2013  Pages: 288 Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company Source: Review Copy Summary:The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who…