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After the Woods

While running through the nearby woods Julia and Liv are ambushed by a local man. Julia is able to free her friend from his grasp, but takes Liv place. Julia is abducted while Liv runs away. Our story begins with what happens after the woods. This is considered a Young Adult mystery/thriller and while it…

Magonia

I’m still unsure what to think of Magonia by Maria Davana Headley. Aza Ray has problems breathing and has ever since she was a baby. She is now sixteen and has survived against all of her doctor’s expectations. But something strange is happening to her. She begins to see ships in the clouds and she…

Far Far Away

Hmm. This one really had potential. Far Far Away‘s selling point for me was the fairy tale inspired plot. There are a lot of strange things going on in the town of Never Better. Jeremy Johnson Johnson (yes, his middle name is Johnson) and his father are facing foreclosure on their bookstore home and Jeremy’s…

The Book Thief

The Book Thief is a highly acclaimed book that I just didn’t care for. I can appreciate what it is and what it is trying to do, but I just didn’t get the same feelings from it that others did. The Book Thief takes place during World War II in Germany. The narrator is Death.…