Monday, June 19, 2017

Cinnamon

Stars 5/5
Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman

I just love Neil Gaiman stories! I am sure there are many morals you can take from this story but the one that I love is ... Why bother talking if there is nothing to say. Beautiful artwork for the Beautiful story. I would recommend this book to everyone.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Murder On The Orient Express

Stars 5/5
Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Of course this is not the first time I have read Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie but since the new film is coming out in Nov, I thought I would revisit the story. I purchased this book in a box set for my Mom when I got my first job decades ago and ended up reading them right along with her. That was when I fell in love with the mysteries. The story has the twists and turns of a wonderfully written vintage classic that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I would recommend this and every Agatha Christie book to everyone. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My Brother's Shadow

Stars 4/5
My Brother's Shadow by Tom Avery

Kaia walked in to find her brother had killed himself. This book is about how she became frozen in time and how she dealt with her discovery. As I was reading this story, I felt as though I was in her mind and how she had to repeat things to herself and fight through the fogginess to press forward. A wonderful book about dealing with grief and working through the many emotions that affect everyone. I would definitely recommend this book.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Milk and Honey

Stars 1/5
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

I can appreciate the author's freedom to write but honestly I feel this book was a rambling mess of unhealthy thoughts and behavior. I could not recommend this book.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Stars 5/5
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
(Wayward Children #2)

This book told of the back story of Jack and Jill from "Every Heart a Doorway" and it was amazing. I could not put the book down until I read it to the end! What a great story. I am still in awe of it. I really loved how this story went into all the detail of how the sisters found their world and lived among them for years. I can not go into more detail because I do not want to ruin the story but take my word ... this is a book series you do not want to miss. I would recommend it to everyone! 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Every Heart a Doorway

Stars 5/5
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
(Wayward Children #1)
This book has made it to my favorites YAY! I just loved this story and I can not wait to read the other books in the series. I have to say that I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time reading the story and I think I set a record of how fast I read it. It was that GOOD! All I am going to say is this... The story is about a school set up for kids that have came back from other worlds. Places like Wonderland, Narnia, The World of the Dead ect... This school is to help kids deal with the issues of being back in this world. That is all I am going to say about this book because I do not want to spoil it but I highly recommend this to everyone. I just finished the book and I am wanting to go back to that world asap! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ivy in Bloom

Stars 5/5
Ivy in Bloom by Vanita Oelschlager

I very much enjoyed this little poetry book and how it incorporated famous poems from many authors together to form a poem about Spring coming. The illustrations were amazing and I feel that this book is a very unique way to get younger children reading and learning about poetry earlier in their life. I am so glad I got to read this book and would recommend it to everyone.