Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I Want to Read It (30): The Scourge



I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.


The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen, August 30, 2016. Published by Scholastic Press. Source: Wishlist.
As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor's wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge -- and quarantine colony -- for the ill. The Scourge's victims, Ani now among them, can only expect to live out short, painful lives there. However, Ani quickly discovers that she doesn't know the whole truth about the Scourge or the Colony. She's been caught in a devious plot, and, with the help of her best friend, Weevil, Ani means to uncover just what is actually going on. 
But will she and Weevil survive long enough to do so? 

Why:  If it's anything like her other books, then I simply need it! Jennifer A. Nielsen's books are incredible and The Scourge sounds like another winner! 

I admit, that I am quite curious to learn more about the Scourge and the Colony and see what's what. While I hadn't had this book on my radar till a coupe weeks ago- no time to browse upcoming releases by favorite authors- it has quickly piqued my interest. 

Have you read The Scourge or are you planning on reading it???

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Eden's Wish

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat. 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, September 19, 2016

All About Middle Grade Review: Eden's Wish



Eden's Wish (Eden of the Lamp, 1) by M. Tara Crowl, August 2, 2016 (originally published September 1, 2015). 288 pages. Published by Disney-Hyperion. Source: Author.
All twelve years of Eden's life have been spent in an antique oil lamp. She lives like a princess inside her tiny, luxurious home; but to Eden, the lamp is nothing but a prison. She hates being a genie. All she wants, more than anything, is freedom.

When Eden finds a gateway to Earth within the lamp, she takes her chance and enters the world she loves. And this time, she won't be sent back after three wishes.

Posing as the new kid at a California middle school, Eden revels in all of Earth's pleasures--but quickly learns that this world isn't as perfect as she always thought it was. Eden soon finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old conflict between powerful immortals. A ruthless organization run by a former genie will stop at nothing to acquire the lamp and its power--even hurt Tyler and Sasha, the new mortal friends who have given Eden a home. To save her friends and protect the lamp's magic, Eden must decide once and for all where she belongs.
First Sentence:
On the night when he found the lamp, Darryl Dolan was in a rotten mood. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I Want to Read It (29): The Peddler's Road



I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.


The Peddler's Road (Secrets of the Pied Piper, 1) by Matthew Cody, October 27, 2015. Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. Source: Wishlist.  
It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again. 
Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin with their father . . . until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven’t aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.
No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter’s appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin—and to going home themselves. But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest down the dangerous Peddler’s Road. 
Why: I readily admit that the whole reason I'm curious about The Peddler's Road is the premise of the Pied Piper and modern times. I'm really curious to see how the author will bring the Pied Piper into modern times and how everything will play out. 

Plus, I was sold at thirteenth century because I'm vastly intrigued by the Middle Ages...even if the book is not actually set then. It was enough to catch my attention. 

Have you read The Peddler's Road

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Littlest Bigfoot

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat. 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!
Are you a middle grade author, want your book to be spotlighted this year during the challenge on my blog? Than this post is just for you. All about Middle Grade Challenge

Sign up for the 2014 All about Middle Grade Reading Challenge.

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