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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | Audiobook Review

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts I’ve heard about Shadow and Bone a while back but was mildly interested.  I had begun reading more YA books by then via audiobooks and I enjoy that format when “reading” YA books.  The Boss, who works out of state, decided that he wanted to read more books on his downtown and asked for recommendations.  I honestly shove more YA recommendations his way which he reads without question and even finishes the whole series before I do!  Because of that, I decided to go ahead and read Shadow and Bone since he said it was OK. Let me […]

• Posted August 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge | Audiobook Review

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Very dark and different” I admit that I had never heard of this book before but when it was recommended at audible as something that I might like, I decided to buy it.  Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  I am a fan of Disney’s version and I love Belle but this book is not it.  It is a classic retelling set in a different place interspersed with Greek mythology (Cupid and Psyche’s story). The place, Arcadia, is cursed, brought about by the selfish prince’s bargain with the Kindly Ones.  Arcadia […]

• Posted July 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson | Audiobook Review

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “A delightful surprise.  Not Disney’s Peter Pan.” I have heard about the book Tiger Lily last year and that it was good.  I didn’t really bother with it since I wasn’t really into reading YA back then.  When I saw the audiobook available at LAPL, I decided to give it a go and listen to it.  I was blown away.  This book was a delightful surprise! This is the first book that I read by Jodi Lynn Anderson and I enjoyed it so much.  It is intelligently written and it is a good retelling of the classic story Peter […]

• Posted June 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare | Audiobook Review

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “A fantastic ending to an awesome series” Listening to Clockwork Princess was gripping, emotionally touching, and amazing!  The third and last book in the Infernal Devices Trilogy was not a letdown.  Sure, it had the signs of closing and resolving all issues of the series but it didn’t disappoint.  If you followed my review from the Clockwork Angel to the Clockwork Prince, you would know how psyched I am about this book and this series. Clockwork Princess starts off a couple of months after the end of Clockwork Prince where we were introduced to Cecily Herondale, Will’s youngest […]

• Posted May 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare | Audiobook Review

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare blew me away!  I had read The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones last year but I was let down after all the hype and I did not continue reading the series.  However, one of my co-workers told me that I would LOVE Clockwork Angel because it is not contemporary but historical.  When the opportunity came, I decided to get the audiobook instead. Clockwork Angel is the first book in the prequel series The Infernal Devices and introduces us to a few new characters and gives us a glimpse of characters appearing in City […]

• Posted May 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige | Book Review

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige | Book Review

My Thoughts “This is Tim Burton’s Oz” We think of Oz as a magical, fantastical, and wonderful place.  Where the Scarecrow dances, the Tin Woodman sings, the Lion is a loving puppy, and the beautiful good witch Glinda is the stuff of daydreams.  That was before Dorothy changed everything.  This Oz is a scary and dark place, full of twisted characters, where the wicked are good and the good are well, wicked. This is Amy’s Oz.  She arrives the same way Dorothy did years ago: via tornado.  What she sees is different.  The yellow brick road is in shambles, there […]

• Posted April 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis | Book Review

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis | Book Review

“An edge-of-the-seat alien adventure” Shades of Earth picks up right after the second book, A Million Suns ends with more than half of the Godspeed population boarding the escape shuttle so they can finally land on Centauri-Earth.  Naturally, things go wrong when they land with a few of the people dead, and a pterodactyl-like gigantic bird attacks Elder.  Both Amy and Elder think that the ship was intentionally knocked off course and both decide not to explore the new world as yet.  Amy, in her rush and excitement, had already started de-frosting the Earth-born military personnel who, when they wake up, is […]

• Posted November 26, 2013 • 0 Comments