Archive for August, 2012

Ruby Redfort
Look into my eyes
by Lauren Child

Just some good old fun and mystery for younger readers. Ruby is a code-cracking and daring detective. Together with her butler, Hitch, they work for a secret crime-busting organization called Spectrum. Lots of evil villains to meet and fend off.

The second book in the series won’t be published until 2013 but that is plenty of time to grab this one from your library.

I’m sitting here in the school library with tears streaming down my face. One of the most powerful books I have read this year was about The one and only Ivan by K Applegate. Based on truth the story of Ivan is just lovely. What an amazing creature.
Ivan was 50 and apparently still painting pictures.

A reminder of the book. The language and story are beautiful.

By Julianna Baggott

Book one in the trilogy
Check out the website where you can download the first chapter.

Since the detonations Pressia Belze, now one of the ‘wretches’ has been living outside the Dome.Every day is a struggle just to survive. The Dome is designated only for the ‘Pure’, those unaffected by the bombs. Pressia desperately wants inside the Dome where life is easier, while Partridge, living inside the Dome knows that nothing is as it seems to be.
All the reviews tell us that if you are a fan of the Hunger Games, then this is the one to read next.

By Deborah Heiligman

Rachel is an ordinary fifteen year old girl when a chance overheard conversation changes her life forever. Rachel becomes cynical and distrustful. Her rebellious reaction changes her so much that friends and family no longer know who she really is. Rachel struggles with her own identity and it is this struggle which helps create a great coming-of-age story.
I love the haunting voice in the song “Crashing” in the trailer.

The diviners
By Libba Bray

The trailer to this book is intriguing. Love the soundtrack and the whole feel of the jazz age. Evie loves the idea of shorter hems and yes, even the looser morals. Things turn bad when girls end up dead. Evie suspects an old evil has resurfaced. Evie is living with her Uncle Will Uncle Will, who is curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult. AKA “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies.” This will certainly be added to my pile of books to be ordered and read.

The rise of nine
By Pittacus Lore

I can not wait for this book to come out this month. I loved the first two in the series and am dying to find out what will happen next.
Do read I am number four and The power of six first. I am not usually a science fiction fan but these books had me hooked and it feels like I have been waiting forever. Well the wait is almost over. Phew!
“They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
I am Number Four.
I know that I am next.”

I am so lucky because I have just won copies of these books on Goodreads. Can’t wait until they arrive. I have been on Goodreads for some time and never won anything and then suddenly I win two books in two days. Very cool choices. One about drugs and the relationships that are impacted. The premise of drugs and loyalites sounds intriguing. “You’re going to hate me forever when you learn my secret.”
The other, fantasy and assassins with a good strong female character. Hanging out for the post!

By Chrissa-Jean Chappell

Throne of glass
By Sarah J Maas