Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Children Of Blood And Bone

Stars 5/5
Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Wow what an amazing debut novel. The story was so very creative and unique. I just loved it. It follows Zelie, a young girl that lives with her brother and father in a poor fishing community that is required to pay higher and higher taxes to the monarchy which is violent and dreadful. One day Zelie is off to the market to sell a very rare fish and there she stumbles upon the runaway princess and that is when the adventure begins. I don't want to go into the story more as to not spoil it but I highly recommend this book to everyone. It definitely is a "Must Read" book.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bee Still: An Invitation to Meditation

Stars 5/5
Bee Still: An Invitation To Meditation by Frank J. Sileo
Illustrated by Claire Keay

First I must Thank Netgalley for this advanced digital copy. This book is very cute. I loved the sweet illustrations and the informative story about learning to calm down and meditate. I would definitely recommend this little book to everyone of all ages.

Nick Newton Is Not A Genius

Stars 4/5
Nick Newton Is Not A Genius by S. E. M. Ishida

First let me Thank Netgalley for this digital copy. This is a very cute Steampunk'ish book. It follows a little boy named Nick Newton, son of a genius mother and father. Nick was tested and found that he is not a genius so he had to go to a new school for average kids. Nick loved to hear stories about the war that his grandfather invented weapons for and all his other creations. I don't want to go into the story more as to not spoil it but I do recommend this book to everyone of all ages.

Ghoulia

Stars 5/5
Ghoulia by Barbara Cantini
(note.. this book made it to my 2018 Favorites List)

First I want to Thank Netgalley for this advanced digital copy. WoW! I just loved this book! I can't wait til it is published because I desperately need a physical copy for my Halloween bookcase. This book was so cute, I had to add it to my 2018 Favorites List. The story and the illustrations are above amazing. Such a wonderful book. The story follows Ghoulia (or Mortina as I have seen on a different title for this book), a little zombie girl who wants friends. She waits until Halloween to sneak out of the house to go trick or treating. I don't want to go into the story more as to not spoil it but I highly recommend this book to everyone of all ages who loves zombies, cute spooky, Halloween and everything that goes bump in the night. 

Sky In The Deep

Stars 5/5
Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young

Oh WoW I just loved this story. Very creative and unique. I can not wait for the companion novel to be released. The book follows Eelyn, a young girl from the Aska clan, who is a warrior and brought up to fight and hate the Riki clan. During one such battle, Eelyn sees her brother fall and believes he is dead only to see him again years later during another battle with the Riki. I don't want to go into this more as to not spoil the story but I highly recommend this book to everyone especially ones who love vikings and folklore.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Picky Eater

Stars 5/5
The Picky Eater by Betsy Parkinson
Illustrated by Shane Clester

First I would like to Thank Netgalley for this digital copy. What a cute little piggy book. I really loved this story and great for kids who are picky eaters. It follows Piper who only likes to eat foods that start with the letter P until one day when her Mother gets upset. I definitely recommend this book to everyone of all ages especially the picky eaters.

Dad Vol. 1 - Daddy's Girls

Stars 5/5
Dad Vol. 1 - Daddy's Girls by Nob

First let me Thank Netgalley for this digital copy. I just loved this graphic novel. It follows the life of a single dad and his girls. I giggled just reading how the girls played so many tricks on their dad and how did to them as well. I loved Panda! I plan on reading the rest of this series. The illustrations are amazing. I highly recommend this to everyone of all ages.