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 Haven. My thoughts: Illuminate was a pleasant surprise! If you think you’re through with angel books, think again! Illuminate brings something entirely new to the table. Aimee Agresti takes her sweet time when writing this essay, but when it finally begins in earnest, it’s impossible to put the book down. Her mythology is fresh, and it’s actually more about demons than angels. The way they’re portrayed is wonderfully different; I loved Agresti’s striking mixture of evil and beauty! The whole awesome-internship scenario is a bit unbelievable at first, but as the glamorous surface slowly fades away, you’ll find yourself completely sucked in. In fact, it’s the darkness in Illuminate that makes it so compelling. The horror aspect is played nicely: just as Haven…

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 tough act to follow, but Hill did a marvelous job.   Mrs. de Winter continues the story of the new Mrs. de Winter, wife of Maxim de Winter, whose first wife Rebecca was found murdered. Maxim was not convicted of the crime, but left his much-loved England to live in exile where he met his new young wife. And he told her the truth of what actually happened. Or did he?   Poor Mrs. de Winter lives through this exile, and then is suddenly safely back in England, the England she loves, much as Maxim loves it. They are happy. They have found their little piece of England, colored all in green with the bright colors of the rainbow all around…

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 smallest bag, Giles takes you on a physical ride of physics, covering such topics from Newton’s Law of Motion, through Relativity, Particle Physics, to Neutrinos, to String Theory, to Schrodinger’s Cat; and more; a perfect introduction to the complex world of physics. Misty BaileyHey there, my name is Misty and I’m a book blogger 17 years old. While you may be thinking that most teens would spend most of their time blogging on their day and their life and blah blah blah. Well, I actually want to be some sort of journalist when I get that far and I’d say I’m doing pretty well. I love all things technology, whether it be computers or televisions or whatever. More Posts