It’s 1875. Cap Cooper is a 12 year old whose mother is pregnant with another child. She is weak and sick. Cap and his dad just want to be able to pay for her medicine, so they pick up a job of grave digging. Not to put bodies into, but to take them out. They are stealing the bodies to sell to medical facilities. It’s good money, for some rather unsavory people. Cap feels bad about it. Then one of the bodies comes back to life! Did he cause that? Does he have some paranormal power? Or was she buried alive?
This book has been on my to-read list for...well since the book came out. Somehow I never made time for it, until it showed up as a choice on the reading list for my Youth Literature class. Now, it was homework... the best kind of homework ever! I am loving this class which forces me to make time to read some awesome books!
Sky Hawkins is a teenage girl whose mom has just disappeared, her long-time boyfriend just broke up with her in a very public manner, and her family has been disgraced.
Doesn't the title sound intriguing? That is initially what grabbed my attention. The cover is beautiful too. The story did not disappoint either. This was the 2017 Newbery Medal Winner, and it was well deserved! There is just something about the tone of this book that I adore. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by … Continue reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon- Book Review
Now that my first novel manuscript rough draft is done, you might think I'd start on revisions. Not quite. Often writers need time and distance from a rough draft to do a good revision. I recently began grad school so I will likely set it aside for 2 years while I work on my MLIS. … Continue reading Writers of the Future Volume 33
I can't believe I have been blogging for a whole year now! I have learned so much and made so many new friends through this blog! I love connecting with my readers through the comments, Twitter, Instagram, and email. I'm happy to announce that I now have an author page on Facebook! (link below) Goal … Continue reading It is my Blogiversary! August 2017 Book Giveaway!
I wasn't sure what this book was about when I picked it up. The cover grabbed my attention and there was a lot of hype on Instagram. I knew it was a story about some people on Mars. I love Science Fiction almost as much as fantasy, so I gave it a go. I found … Continue reading Red Rising Book Review
This book has been on my To-Read List for AGES! I'd heard it was good and they were right. I enjoyed it very much. I actually picked it up a year ago and read the first chapter. I realized if I continued to read it, I'd not be able to put it down. I had … Continue reading Graceling Book Review
I'm still reeling from the death of Carrie Fisher and now her mother, Debbie Reynolds. My heart aches for Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd and the rest of the family. I've been thinking about Star Wars a lot the last couple days. I read Lost Stars about a year ago when it was released. Since it … Continue reading Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens LOST STARS
Howard Taylor has written the Schlock Mercenary web comic for the last 16 years. He never ceases to amaze me at his ability to write a comic each day and not write himself into a corner. This book is a compilation of part of his web comic. I could have read his comic daily for … Continue reading Schlock Mercenary: Under New Management