Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Release date: March 6, 2012 Pages: 531 Summary: Haven and two of her peers have been offered a rare opportunity: an internship at a five-star hotel! Room and board is included, and they’ll get school credit. Haven thinks it sounds too good to be true, and she’s right. The people who run the hotel are actually in the business of buying and selling souls for the devil, and their next big target is Haven. My t...

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Review: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
Aimee Agresti / September 17, 2017

Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Release date: March 6, 2012 Pages: 531 Summary: Haven and two of her peers have been offered a rare opportunity: an internship at a five-star hotel! Room and board is included, and they’ll get school credit. Haven thinks it sounds too good to be true, and she’s right. The people who run the hotel are actually in the business of buying and selling souls for the devil, and their next big target is H...

Mrs. de Winter
Susan Hill / September 5, 2017

Mrs. de Winter (1993), a novel by Susan Hill, is the sequel to the very famous book Rebecca. Rebeccas was written by Daphne DuMaurier and published in 1938.   This is a great stand-alone book. You don’t even have to read Rebecca to understand it. Hill took on what must have seemed to many as an insurmountable job when she agreed to write the sequel to Rebecca. Rebecca, one of the greatest romantic novels ever written, would be a...

Physics In Minutes by Giles Sparrow
Giles Sparrow / September 5, 2017

  “A Refreshing Introduction to Physics.” This book is an excellent collection of key concepts for the student who needs to have a firm grasp of the subject of Physics. It’s also great for teachers and lecturers who may have a momentary lapse of the facts in the classroom. This is because the author Giles has key facts in bite size but concise statements. In a pocket size book that can be easily carried in the ...

Wingshooters
Nina Revoyr / August 24, 2017

  Wingshooters (2011), a riveting book by Nina Revoyr, hits us in the heart with the bigotry found in the small town of Deerhorn, Wisconsin, as it regards a little nine-year-old girl named Michelle. The daughter of a white American dad and a Japanese mother, little Michelle is left to survive in this nasty little town, her parents off living their own lives and abandoning her. Little Michelle ends up living with her paternal gra...

Live Raw By Mimi Kirk
Mimi Kirk / July 5, 2017

  “Even the pages look good enough to eat!” By its size, this is not a book that you can easily carry around with you, as it is larger than an A4, but it is worth buying. If you are thinking about eating more raw foods or going completely raw, then this book will definitely put you on the right track. The pages are as crisp and clear and refreshing as the food recipes themselves that you may find it hard not to want ...

The Lifeboat
Charlotte Rogan / June 25, 2017

The Lifeboat (2012), a harrowing tale by Charlotte Rogan, is a novel of survival on a drifting lifeboat after a luxury liner catches fire and is probably going to sink to the bottom of the ocean floor, and the problems that arise afterwards. What would you do to survive?  This book will most definitely make you seriously ponder that question. Exactly how far would you go to survive to stay alive? A debut novel by Charlotte Rogan, an ...

Victims
Jonathan Kellerman / May 1, 2017

  Victims (2012), the 27th in the Delaware series. Written by Jonathan Kellerman, this is another WOW book from one of my favorite authors. Starring psychologist Alex Delaware, along with his friend and cohort LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis, Kellerman once again gives us a book that we won’t forget for a few scary nights.   Our fabulous crime-solving duo take in the murder scenes, work the cases, and scare us along the way. Ke...

Compulsion
Martina Boone / April 29, 2017

  Compulsion (2008), a murder mystery in the Psychologist Alex Delaware and Los Angeles Police Department Detective Milo Sturgis series, makes you think twice about trusting that person offering you help. A badly inebriated young girl disappearing along the side of the road after her car breaks down, an older woman stabbed to death at her front door, two women sliced and diced in a beauty salon in a very small desert town many y...

The Stolen Child by Brian McGilloway
Brian McGilloway / April 17, 2017

  “An abstract short story that leaves the reader hanging.” This was a good solid read of a poignant issue, with an excellent twist on where I thought the story was going. At times however, it felt like I was reading a set of unconnected extracts. There wasn’t enough background on the couple’s loss, which would have made me sympathize more with their situation. As it was, the story seemed to be just a ske...

The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh / April 17, 2017

  The Language of Flowers (2011), a debut novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, is a book full of joy, laughter, sadness and growing. Just think about being tossed out of the system when you are 18 with nowhere to go. What will happen to you? Some of the brightest make it from sheer guts and determination, and that’s what Victoria Jones does; and Diffenbaugh tells us a great tale of the trip that Victoria Jones takes to get where she mi...