Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hey, it's Friday: Follow Friday

Q: Have you ever looked at book’s cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

 Ender's Game
Author: Orson Scott Card
I admit, I don't read si-fi that often. This was required for a class and when I saw the cover I thought it looked like one of those old 80's arcade games... kinda dorky (not that I have anything against 80's arcade games, they rock).  But by the time I finished it I was pleasantly surprised. I actually liked it. And although the main characters are kids I would not call this a kids book at all. Teens and up. Last time I read this was in '08, I'd say I'm due for a re-read. Especially since I hear rumors about a movie involving Harrison Ford.... can't miss a movie involving Han Solo ;)


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Review for Scarlet

(Isn't this just an awesome cover?)
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Genre: Young Adult Retelling
Pages: 292
Source: I OWN IT!

Summery from GoodReads…
Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance.

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in.

It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Review of 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf

8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf
Author: Michael Mullin
Genre: Fairy-Tale Retelling (in verse)
Source: Review Copy

Summery from GoodReads…
Written in verse, this is the previously untold story of the previously unknown 8th dwarf, named Creepy. He is banished to the basement for being different and, well, weird. Yet he plays a vital - and of course previously unknown - role in the popular tale of Snow White – whose title character is an intruder Creepy refers to as "the Maid". (Intended for YA readers and up.)