Thursday, March 31, 2016

Review: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Neil Gaiman, his stuff is creepy but not scary. Very fun to read. This one is a collection of spooky short stories. I enjoyed it a lot, although I am not a huge fan of short stories. I need a good novel that really develops characters and a story line. Still, worth the read.

Grades 8+ (language)

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Review: One Year After

One Year After One Year After by William R. Forstchen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in his series (following One Second After). It's a look at a post-EMP world after a year has gone by. Not much new ground covered here, but I still really enjoy a good dystopian story. I liked the characters enough in the first book to want to read about them later.

Grades 9+ (language)

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Review: Neverwhere

Neverwhere Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, I liked Gaiman before this book (thank you Coraline), but now I think I am in love. This book was AWESOME. It reminded me of Alice and The Book of Lost Things, both also excellent fairy tale-ish books. Very quirky, crazy characters, strange and twisted plotline...perfection.

Getting ready to read Anansi Boys and American Gods!

For grades 9+ (language)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Review: Frannie and Tru

Frannie and Tru Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. It explores lots of themes, including homosexuality, infidelity, and interracial relationships. I loved the character of Frannie, because she finds herself in the course of the book. Tru is kind of a jerk and I was glad to see him go. Overall, a good read that will appeal to YA fans, especially those who loved All the Bright Places and Paper Towns.

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