Author: Sherri L. Smith

Review + Giveaway: Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Giveaway, Kara / 4 Comments
Review + Giveaway: Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

  Stay tuned at the bottom for a giveaway of a finished copy of Pasadena! There are very few authors that have the kind of versatility Sherri L. Smith does. Pasadena is the third book of hers that I have read, and it was just as enjoyable as the other two while being in a completely different genre. There was Orleans, which was a young adult post-apocalyptic, The Toymaker’s Apprentice, which was a middle grade retelling of The Nutcracker, and this–Pasadena, which was a contemporary young adult mystery about a teen girl who is found dead in her swimming pool. more »

Blog Tour: The Toymaker’s Apprentice

Posted October 21, 2015 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: The Toymaker’s Apprentice

  I want to thank Penguin for asking me to be on the blog tour for The Toymaker’s Apprentice. I’ve wanted to start featuring more middle grade novels on Great Imaginations, and it looks like it’s starting to pay off! Sherri L. Smith is an author whose books I have enjoyed before (Orleans), and this is her middle grade debut. This is my first Nutcraker retelling, and to be honest, I’m not very familiar with the original at all. But I think this presents an interesting perspective from which to review the book. Going into this novel, I had no more »

Forgotten Fridays: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

Posted April 25, 2014 by Kara in book review, forgotten fridays, Kara, Lyn / 1 Comment
Forgotten Fridays: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

Welcome to Forgotten Fridays. This mission of this feature is, twice a month, to review books that are more than a year old. And we review them TOGETHER! Most reviews have minor spoilers because it is hard to block them out in a back and forth dialogue about a book. So keep that in mind when reading, though we do try to not mention anything that would ruin a book for anyone. Kara: Okay. I am here, fashionably late as usual. In real life, I am never late. In blogging life, I like to make my co-bloggers wait. It’s my way of more »