Book Review: The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Star Ratings: Characters: ***** (5 stars) Character Development: ***** (5 stars) Plot: ***** (5 stars) Writing: **** (4 stars) Overall: ***** (5 stars) Age range recommendation: 13 and up.  (Swearing, violence, mild sexuality.) Be it known that I read an advanced copy of this book and some details may change before publication in late September.Continue reading “Book Review: The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow”

Book Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz

I intended to review The Young World a month ago, but it seems to have slipped my mind.  Oops!  Then, last night I went to see The Purge 2: Anarchy. I must say that it was a surprisingly enjoyable film.  Lots of violence and a scary concept, but there wasn’t too much gore and itContinue reading “Book Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz”

Four New Books from HarperCollins: The Bookshelf Pirate Has Dinner With Authors

People keep making the mistake of letting me out into public. A pirate on cold medicine in a restaurant full of book people: this situation had the potential to end in broken glass, spoiled endings, and elaborate apologies. But, for reasons which continue to befuddle yet flatter me, my coworkers and other literary grown-ups keepContinue reading “Four New Books from HarperCollins: The Bookshelf Pirate Has Dinner With Authors”