Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mini Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Title: These Broken Stars
(Starbound #1)
Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Length: 378 pages
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Classification: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Source: Hardback & e-book
Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth. 
The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz

My Bookish Itinerary Cutie Pie's Shelf Children's Book Reviews

Title: How to Find Gold

Author: Viviane Schwarz
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Source: Library Book
Finding gold isn’t easy. In fact it’s dangerous and difficult. It requires planning. First, Crocodile and Anna practice their secret-keeping faces. Then Anna lifts Crocodile up, to be sure she’s strong enough to carry gold. Together, they draw the whole world, with an X to mark the spot. Now Anna fetches the boat, and off they sail. What will they discover?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #85: Books I've Enjoyed That are Underrated on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Their blog can be found here.

July 5th:  Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads (we've done underrated books a bunch of times in the past 6 years but thanks to Lenore at Celebrity Readers for suggesting this topic as a new way to talk about underrated books especially when underrated is subjective. An easy way to find this -- go to Goodreads, your read list, at the top of your read list where it says settings you can add a column for # of ratings, then you can sort by that. If you aren't a Goodreads user you can look up books you think are underrated and see what their # of reviews is on Goodreads? Or if that's too hard you can spin it some other way! 

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Memory Book by Lara Avery

My Bookish Itinerary: ARC Book Review

Title: The Memory Book

Author: Lara Avery
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Poppy
Classification: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Source: ARC 
They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember.
Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as humanly possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even a rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly start to steal her memories and then her health. What she needs is a new plan.
So the Memory Book is born: Sammie's notes to her future self, a document of moments great and small. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime crush, Stuart--a brilliant young writer who is home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood best friend, Cooper, and even take some of the blame for the fight that ended their friendship.
Through a mix of heartfelt journal entries, mementos, and guest posts from friends and family, readers will fall in love with Sammie, a brave and remarkable girl who learns to live and love life fully, even though it's not the life she planned.

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***I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review***

Sunday, July 3, 2016

One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo & Illustrated by David Small

My Bookish Itinerary Cutie Pie's Shelf Children's Book Reviews

Title: One Cool Friend

Author: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrator: David Small
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Classification: Children's Book, Caldecott Honor Book (2013)
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Source: Library Book
On a momentous visit to the aquarium, Elliot discovers his dream pet: a penguin. It's just proper enough for a straight-laced boy like him. And when he asks his father if he may have one (please and thank you), his father says yes. Elliot should have realized that Dad probably thought he meant a stuffed penguin and not a real one . . . Clever illustrations and a wild surprise ending make this sly, silly tale of friendship and wish fulfillment a kid-pleaser from start to finish.