Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wish List Wednesday: A Curious Tale of the In-Between

A Curious Tale of the In-Between (Pram, 1) by Lauren DeStefano, September 1, 2015. Published by Bloomsbury Children's USA.
Pram Bellamy is special—she can talk to ghosts. She doesn’t have too many friends amongst the living, but that’s all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix.

Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram’s power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost.
Why: Okay, I have actually never read one of Lauren DeStefano's books, but, this one calls to me! I'm quite curious to see what will happen in her middle grade debut since  A Curious Tale of the In-Between sounds so, so interesting. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Seeker

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, March 23, 2015

DNF YA Review: Seeker



Seeker (Seeker, 1) by Arwen Elys Dayton, February 10, 2015. 448 pages. Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Source: Library.
Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’.

Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin's new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong where the past she thought she had escaped will finally catch up with her.
First Sentence:
It would be nice to make it through alive, Quin thought. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Graphic Novel Review: Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula

Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula by Andi Watson, February 24, 2015. 176 pages. Published by First Second. Source: publisher.
Princess Decomposia is overworked and under-appreciated.

This princess of the underworld has plenty of her own work to do but always seems to find herself doing her layabout father's job, as well. The king doesn't feel quite well, you see. Ever. So the princess is left scurrying through the halls, dodging her mummy, werewolf, and ghost subjects, always running behind and always buried under a ton of paperwork. Oh, and her father just fired the chef, so now she has to hire a new cook as well.

Luckily for Princess Decomposia, she makes a good hire in Count Spatula, the vampire chef with a sweet tooth. He's a charming go-getter of a blood-sucker, and pretty soon the two young ghouls become friends. And then...more than friends? Maybe eventually, but first Princess Decomposia has to sort out her life. And with Count Spatula at her side, you can be sure she'll succeed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey

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!
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