Author: Kara

Book Review- Spellbound by Margeaux Laurent

Posted May 22, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Book Review- Spellbound by Margeaux Laurent

Spellbound: The Awakening of Aislin Collins by Margeaux LaurentMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary: Burlington, New Jersey 1734 Something evil has settled here. It lurks in the woods, cloaked by dark magic. Animals have been found slaughtered and men patrol the forest nightly to hunt this unknown malice. They will not find the creature, nor will they be able to kill it. It is not interested in them. It is after me. I am a witch and the creature is the servant of a witch hunter. I am their prey. _______________________________________________ Okay, so the summary of this book really more »

Book Review- My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff

Posted May 21, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Book Review- My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff

My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen ZadoffMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Summary: High school sophomore Adam Zeigler, who lost his father to a sudden accident two years ago, thinks the best way to live life is behind the spotlight. As a member of the theater crew, he believes he’s achieved it all when he wins the coveted job of spotlight operator. But that was before a young actress, Summer, appeared in his view. Instantly smitten, Adam is determined to win her over. But to do so, he’ll have to defy his best friend and break the more »

New Cover for Sleight

Posted May 19, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
New Cover for Sleight

My dear friend Jennifer Sommersby has decided to slap a different cover on her book. I liked the old cover, but I think this new cover is fabulous. I love redheads. Wonder why? Anyway, here it is: Also, the summary for those who have forgotten: Her mom is dead.Ghosts follow her around.Her best friend is an elephant.And she’s about to meet the biggest game changer of all: a boy. With a secret.When circus-dwelling Gemma Flannery learns she will be attending public school for the first time in her seventeen years, little does she know that fitting in with her 12th-grade more »

Book Review- Abandon by Meg Cabot

Posted May 19, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Book Review- Abandon by Meg Cabot

Abandon by Meg CabotMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Summary: Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can’t help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back. But now she’s moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid. Only she can’t. Because even here, he finds her. That’s more »

It’s Time to Get Something Off My Chest Day!

Posted May 19, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

Most of you know that yesterday, I was publicly attacked/cyber-bullied, whatever you want to call it, for my Slaughterhouse Five review. I just wanted to address that and bring up a topic that I’m sure a lot of us book-bloggers have dealt with: Hate mail/criticism. Last week I attacked a fellow blogger for hating on a book that I loved. I tried to be as tactful as possible, but it got ugly anyway. Maybe I should have left it alone, but the reason why I commented in the first place was because she quoted my review in her review. And it more »

May Classic- Slaughterhouse Five

Posted May 18, 2011 by Kara in Uncategorized / 12 Comments
May Classic- Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutMy rating: 2 of 5 stars Summary: Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut’s) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. Don’t let the ease of reading fool you–Vonnegut’s isn’t a conventional, or simple, novel. He writes, “There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic more »