Thursday, July 30, 2015

Manga Review: The Demon Prince of Momochi House, VOL 1

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, VOL 1 by Aya Shouoto, July 7, 2015. 170 pages. Published by Viz Media. Source: borrowed from sister.
On her sixteenth birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits her ancestral estate that she's never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters already living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wish List Wednesday: Poison is not Polite

Poison is not Polite (Wells and Wong, 2) by Robin Stevens, April 26, 2016. Published by Simon and Schuster.
Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious.

Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison.

With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences.

Why: While I don't generally wish for books this far out (makes the waiting too hard), I had to make an exception for Poison is not Polite!!! With Murder is Bad Manners being one surprisingly good read that I picked up at the library this summer, I am itching to see what other mysteries Hazel and Daisy will find themselves caught up on. Seriously though, check out book one if you haven't!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: The Servalius Window

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To participate, simply do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, July 27, 2015

All About Middle Grade Review: Servalius Window

Servalius Window by Claudia White, May 18, 2015. 224 pages. Published by MP Publishing. Source: author.
Servalius Window is a story of destiny, change, knowledge and time, combining the ancient story of Gilgamesh and Chinese Proverbs to tell the story of two worlds inextricably linked: Servalius and Earth.
First Sentence:
A dazzling shade of blue was the dominate color.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

YA Review: The Survival Guide to Bullying

The Survival Guide to Bullying by Aija Mayrock, June 30, 2015. 160 pages. Published by Scholastic. Source: Rockstar Reads.
Written by a teenager who was bullied throughout middle school and high school, this kid-friendly book offers a fresh and relatable perspective on bullying. Along the way, the author offers guidance as well as different strategies that helped her get through even the toughest of days.

The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of having. From inspiring "roems" (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and quick quizzes, this book will light the way to a brighter future. This updated edition also features new, never-before-seen content including a chapter about how to talk to parents, an epilogue, and an exclusive Q&A with the author.
First Sentence:
One day in 3rd grade, a girl came to visit our school.
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