Monday, August 30, 2010

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June

by Robin Benway

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June is basically a cute book about three sisters with superpowers - April can see the future, May can become invisible, and June can read minds. All three struggle with their powers at school and at home, but when April foresees disaster in the future, the three of them have to come together to save the day.

This book was so hilarious and entertaining - a lot of the situations that occurred were fun to read about and the narration was sarcastic and witty. I also liked how the point of view switched between April, May, and June, because it was more interesting to read about the events that happened from several perspectives. I haven't read Robin Benway's other book, Audrey, Wait! (although I've heard it's slightly better), but this was still a really cute and engaging book that I would suggest checking out!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


by Suzanne Collins

I had mixed feelings about Mockingjay. Basically, I loved the beginning and middle and hated the ending. And I was very frustrated with the way most of the characters turned out, especially Katniss.

But it's hard to explain my position without giving away tons of spoilers, so I will instead direct you to my spoilery review on Goodreads. Feel free to also leave your thoughts in the comment section - a couple of us are having a fun discussion there.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mockingjay excerpt!!!

Scholastic has released the first few pages of Mockingjay! I wasn't planning on watching this, but I finally gave in to the temptation.

For anyone else who's unsure if they should watch it or not, there aren't any spoilers in the excerpt. At least, there isn't anything that you don't already know or haven't already assumed.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Book Update

Whew! I'm back from vacation and have just started to get everything back in order, including my reading pile. I just finished the second book in the Kari and Lucas Mystery series by Susan Runholt, Rescuing Seneca Crane (these books are so much fun, I would definitely suggest checking them out), The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway (another great read and more exciting than I had expected!), and The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (I got this free from the library and thoroughly enjoyed it).

I'm also looking forward to Mockingjay!!!! (Who isn't?) as well as Beth Kephart's new novel, Dangerous Neighbors. There's been a lot of exciting stuff going on in anticipation of Mockingjay... the YA Fantasy Showdown, the Hunger Games 13 District Blog Tour, and more. And the reviews coming in for Dangerous Neighbors makes me really want to read it too!

So what have you all been reading?

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Sorry for the lack of posts- I'm going to be on vacation until the 17th. Regular posting will continue after that.