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Book Review of Below by Meg McKinlay

Posted May 31, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 10 Comments
Book Review of Below by Meg McKinlay

You know, I didn’t know what to expect from this book. Originally published in Australia in 2011, it did draw my attention because it is extremely difficult to get Aussie fic in the US unless you pay top dollar for it or know someone who will ship it to you. It was titled Surface Tension in Australia, and I have to admit to liking that title better than the one Candlewick chose. I do like the current cover a lot better though. The colors draw me in and it does fit the story of the book well. For me, this more »

Book Review of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

Posted May 27, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

Ummm, I don’t read a lot of graphic novels. Do Archie comics count? I used to read a lot of those when I was a kid. I’d buy them from the supermarket checkout stand. Whatever happened to those anyway? Do they still sell them? Anyway… My point is you should probably take my opinions on graphic novels with a grain of salt since I have no clue what the hell I am talking about. But since I liked what I read, and a lot of my other friends did too, this must be a good graphic novel. Ha. No, really, more »

Book Review: The Poisoned House

Posted April 15, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Poisoned House

I was able to sleep on this one before I did my review, and as such, I think I see it in a better light than I did before. It’s not a great book, but neither is it horrible. It’s certainly an enjoyable read, but it is a very simple one with an even simpler plot. It’s basically just your run-of-the-mill ghost story. The ghost is trying to save the people in the manor and show everyone that what they believed had happened is not really the truth. There are a couple of villains: Mrs. Cotton is this awful housekeeper more »

Book Review: Ashfall

Posted April 10, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 5 Comments
Book Review: Ashfall

Wow. This is a tough book to review. I’m just going to speak from my heart and not think about it. I liked it. I did. But it was so so hard to read. Not because it wasn’t well-written. It was extremely well-written. It was just so depressing. There was not one moment of happiness in this book. Not one. That makes it really hard for me to read. I thrive on little bits of happiness. Even when life sucks more than you can possibly imagine, I’m always looking for the one ray of light that won’t make me lose more »