Tag: MG

Aug 08
{Book Review} Monsters on the March by @DerektheGhost @Harpercollins

{Book Review} Monsters on the March by @DerektheGhost @Harpercollins

Monsters on the March (Scary School #2) by Derek the GhostPages: 256Publication Date: June 26, 2012 by HarperCollinsAge Group: MG/ ChildrensSource: AuthorSeries: Scary School #2Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge, sensational seconds challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): As winners of last year’s Ghoul Games, the students of Scary School are off to Monster Forest. School may be scary, but the forest has a few frights of its own, including:Bearodactyls—so terrifying we can’t even show you pictures of themPrincess Zogette, the Monster King’s toad-faced daughter, who falls for Charles Nukid . . . hardCaptain Pigbeard, fearsome leader of the Monster-Pirates and Princess Zogette’s fiancÉ (well, former fiancÉ, thanks to Charles)And when Zogette follows Charles to Scary School, the Monster King and Captain Pigbeard raise their armies and chase after her. But the monsters have no idea who—or what—they’re dealing with.In this clever, funny sequel to the frighteningly hilarious Scary School, Charles, Penny Possum, Dr. Dragonbreath, and all the students and teachers prove that scary monsters are no match for Scary… Read more »

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Jul 15
{Book Review} Scary School by Derek the Ghost

{Book Review} Scary School by Derek the Ghost

Scary School by Derek the Ghost Hardcover, 237 pages Published June 21st 2011 by HarperCollins Age Group: MGSource: AuthorSeries: Scary School #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge,  TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): You think your school’s scary?Get a load of these teachers:“Ms. Fang,” an 850-year-old vampire“Dr. Dragonbreath,” who just might eat you before recess“Mr. Snakeskin”–science class is so much more fun when it’s taught by someone who’s half zombie“Mrs. T”–break the rules and spend your detention with a hungry “Tyrannosaurus rex”PlusGargoyles, goblins, and Frankenstein’s monster on the looseThe world’s most frighteningly delicious school lunchAndThe narrator’s an eleven-year-old ghostJoin Charles “New Kid” Nukid as he makes some very Scary friends–including Petunia, Johnny, and Peter the Wolf–and figures out that Scary School can be just as funny as it is spooky. This book is so much fun! When I was a kid, I used to read the Wayside School books. It was about a school that was built on its side, so instead of being 1 story with… Read more »

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Jul 06
{Guest Post+G!veaway} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

{Guest Post+G!veaway} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

Today I have a scene about forbidden love for you and a giveaway for a copy of Royally BeSwitched. Also, be sure to check out my review of Royally BeSwitched in the post right below this one 🙂 —————————– Forbidden Love (Part 2) I did a guest post on Forbidden Love at Sapphyria’s Book Reviews [insert link], where I talked about a true forbidden love story of my own—Getting with my brother’s best friend. Today, at Book Briefs, I am sharing an excerpt from Royally BeSwitched, which has a theme of Forbidden Love. Not only is it taboo for a prince to be in love with a peasant, but a magical cat to be in love with a human (and vice versa). Here is a scene where Jax comes to visit Surla in the dungeon, because she made a big mistake after switching bodies with the maidservant: That evening, as the moon replaced the sun in the sky, and darkness encompassed the dungeon, to where Surla could hardly see a thing, her… Read more »

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Jul 06
{Book Review} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

{Book Review} Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow

Come back in 1/2 an hour for a fun scene from Royally BeSwitched and a giveaway!  Royally BeSwitched by Molly Snow Pages: 170 pages Publication Date: June 2012 by Breezy Reads Age Group: Young YA Source: Author Series: BeSwitched #3 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle only $3.99 Summary(from Goodreads): Hexed from a small suburb in the U.S. back to 1700’s France, a magical black cat, Surla, and her human crush, Jax Morreau, have no idea what troubles await.When Jax’s distant relatives, a lowly maidservant and a prince, miss their chance at love, evil gains a stronghold in the Morreau Kingdom. It’s up to the duo from the future to reset the course of love before it’s too late. Surla, the cat, will do anything, including switch bodies with the maidservant, to clean up the royal mess. If you haven’t heard of this series, check out my reviews for books 1 and 2: 1. BeSwitched 2…. Read more »

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May 16
{Book Review} Swipe by Evan Angler

{Book Review} Swipe by Evan Angler

Swipe by Evan Angler Pages: 275 Publication Date: May 8th 2012 by Thomas Nelson Age Group: MG/YA Source: Publisher Series: Swipe #1 Challenge(s): 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn’t even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It’s almost Logan Langly’s 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn’t been able to shake the feeling he’s… Read more »

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Feb 06
{Book Review} The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman

{Book Review} The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman

The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory Kaufman Paperback, 1st Edition, 336 pages Published June 7th 2011 by The Fiction Studio Age Group: MG/YA Source: Publisher Series: The Verona Trilogy #2 Summary (from goodreads):  What could go wrong in the 14th-century for three time-traveling teens? How about – EVERYTHING! Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th-century, are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy. They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introducing futuristic technology into the past. Principal among these inventions is the telescope, which brought them to the attention to the rich and powerful. But standing out can get you into unexpected and dangerous situations. The nobles of Verona now believe Hansum is a savant, a genius inventor, especially after he brings them plans for advanced cannons and black powder. Being the center of attention is great, but the potential for trouble is now exponentially greater because people are watching Hansum’s every move. Meanwhile, artistic genius Shamira has fallen for a Florentine artist with bloody and disasterous consequences. Lincoln, considered an… Read more »

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Jan 21
{Book Review} BeSwitched by Molly Snow

{Book Review} BeSwitched by Molly Snow

Today I have reviews of both books in the series and a giveaway for ecopies of both books! Be sure to check out my review of book 2, BeSwitched Witch for the giveaway!  BeSwitched by Molly Snow Pages: 192 pages Publication Date: September 14th 2011 by Molly Snow, via Smashwords  Age Group: young YA Source: author for blog tour Series: BeSwitched #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): When a magical black cat, Surla, runs away from her bombastic witch, Idis, she has no idea that she will soon be living as a teenage girl, confronting both the mean girls and the popular—and very cute—guys of Washington High on a daily basis.While Surla may look like Cathy, her peers notice a dramatic change in her personality when she starts standing up for herself, dressing differently, snagging dates, and picking up strange habits. Meanwhile, the witch Idis is a flaming red-haired fury as she awkwardly tries… Read more »

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Jan 16
{Book Review} The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman

{Book Review} The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman

The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. KaufmanPages: 336 pagesPublication Date:  March 16th 2011 by The Fiction StudioAge Group: MGSource: PublisherSeries: The Verona Trilogy #1Challenge(s): 150+ reading challenge,TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): There’s hope for the future, but what about the past?It’s the 24th century and humans, with the help of artificial intelligences (A.I.s) have finally created the perfect post-dystopian society. To make equally perfect citizens for this world, the elders have created History Camps, full sized recreations of cities from Earth’s distant pasts. Here teens live the way their ancestors did, doing the same dirty jobs and experiencing the same degradations. History Camps teach youths not to repeat the mistakes that almost caused the planet to die. But not everything goes to plan.In this first of a trilogy, we meet three spoiled teens in the year 2347. Hansum almost 17, is good looking and athletic. Shamira, 15, is sassy, independent and an artistic genius. Lincoln, 14, is the smart-aleck. But you don’t have to… Read more »

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Dec 09
{Review} Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett

{Review} Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett

Battle for Cascadia by Kenneth G. Bennett Paperback, 212 pages Expected publication: December 10th 2011 by CreateSpace  Age group: Young YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Gaia Wars #2 Summary(from Goodreads) When Warren Wilkes, age 13, stumbles upon a mysterious relic deep in the Cascade Mountains (The Gaia Wars) wonder reigns. Brimming with secrets and sentient energy, the relic leads Warren to a fantastic chamber, and to shocking revelations about his identity. Now wonder has turned to dread. A forgotten terror– a demon that knows Warren better than he knows himself– has risen again and is gathering power with a singularly evil goal in mind: to capture and enslave the wild spirit of the Earth itself. Warren must fight or see all that he cherishes destroyed. Oh wow! Seriously, that is all I have been saying since I finished the book 5 minutes ago. I keep hitting the next page button on my kindle, foolishly hoping that if I hit it just one more time another chapter will pop up and I won’t be left with… Read more »

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Dec 07
{Review+Giveaway} The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett

{Review+Giveaway} The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett

Hey guys, you know the drill by now. But seriously Novel Publicity and Kenneth G. Bennett are giving away HUNDREDS of DOLLARS to readers, fans, and bloggers. Anyone can win! Here are your ways to win today. (more details below) 1. comment on this post to enter to win $100! 2. Go to this website and fill out the simple form (just email!) to enter to win $50 FOR YOU! http://www.novelpublicity.com/gaia-wars/ 3. go to the above website and vote for Book Briefs (that’s me) for the traffic breaker poll. I have an awesome holiday giveaway planned but in order to have more prizes and more winners I need more money. Help a poor law student out and I will help YOU by hosting a HUGE GIVEAWAY! Now here is my review of The Gaia Wars.  The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett Paperback, 286 pages Published August 25th 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: young YA Source: Blog tour Summary (from Goodreads) Deadly secrets have been buried in the Cascade mountain wilderness for centuries. Hidden. Out of sight and out of… Read more »

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