It’s been a long time since I’ve written on my blog and frankly, I miss it! I have been reading more and more over the months and I haven’t had […]
Coraline is about a young girl whose family moves into an old house that has been split up into three separate residences. Coraline’s family inhabits the main house while two retired theatre performers live in the house below – which used to be the basement. Up on top lives an older man who is training mice to perform in his circus. It’s a curious lot of people yet Coraline feels she isn’t being listened to or seen which makes her feel very alone. Until one rainy day when she discovers a locked door in the sitting room where her family is storing her deceased grandmother’s old furniture that her drab life suddenly takes a radical turn.
Reading The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano was pure delight – although I’m not sure if that’s a good thing since this book deals with a bratty 12 year old boy who squanders the lives he is given without any recourse to his evil ways. But, then, that’s what makes this book so much fun to read!
Theseus Cassius Lowood, who prefers to be called Cas, is about to embark on a ghost hunt for Anna Dressed in Blood, a particularly vicious entity that kills anyone who enters her home. Of course what he discovers is a bit more multi-layered than a vengeful spirit
Reboot is the first book in a duology and is about a girl named Wren who dies at the young age of 12. However, due to a virus, Wren doesn’t stay dead and in 178 minutes she reboots and is alive again. The twist is that once you die your humanity begins to disappear – the longer you’re dead, the less humanity you retain and Wren was dead for 178 minutes…the longest anyone has been dead and has come back. How much humanity does she have left? Because she didn’t retain as much humanity as others, she’s the perfect solider for HARC.
Before I Fall has a simple synopsis because it’s about a teenage girl named Samantha who dies, but then wakes up in the morning. Unfortunately she wakes up to repeat the same day, February 12th. Is there a way she can break the cycle and live to see February 13th?