First Mate Keira

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Stephanie Meyer and Young Kim

by First Mate Keira October 31, 2014
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Stephanie Meyer and Young Kim

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 Author: Stephanie Meyer Illustrator: Young Kim Format: Graphic Novel Page Count: 224 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+ Summary: Isabella (Bella) Swan leaves sunny Phoenix, Arizona for rainy Forks, Washington. Reserved and a little awkward, Bella doesn’t like being the new girl at […]

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Review: Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

by First Mate Keira October 30, 2014
Review: Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

by First Mate Keira Title: Academy 7 Author: Anne Osterlund Format: Trade Paperback Page Count: 259 Grade Reading Level: Grade 8 + Summary: Academy 7 is like Star Wars meets Harry Potter. Two kids, Aerin and Dane, must overcome great odds to attend and survive their first year in the universe’s most prestigious school. Aerin […]

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Review: The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test, Book 1.5) by Aimee Carter

by First Mate Keira October 29, 2014
Review: The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test, Book 1.5) by Aimee Carter

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test, Book 1.5) Author: Aimee Carter Format: Ebook Page Count: 71 pages Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: Kate is banished from the Underworld for the summer and must spend her time above ground. James decides to be her companion and show her Greece, the […]

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Review: C. Y. A.: Covert Youth Agency: The Sext Crime by Jason Ancona

by First Mate Keira October 27, 2014
Review: C. Y. A.: Covert Youth Agency: The Sext Crime by Jason Ancona

by First Mate Keira Title: The Sext Crime: C.Y.A.: Covert Youth Agency (Volume 2) Author: Jason Ancona Format: Digital ebook Page Count: 280 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 8-14 Summary: When senior class presidential candidate, Meredith, is blackmailed into quitting the election race, she gets her best friend and campaign manager to contact the C.Y.A. […]

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Review: Syren (Septimus Heap, Book 5) by Angie Sage

by First Mate Keira October 26, 2014
Review: Syren (Septimus Heap, Book 5) by Angie Sage

by First Mate Keira Title: Syren (Septimus Heap, Book 5) Author: Angie Sage Format: Paperback Page Count: 656 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 4-8 Summary: Just after the events of Queste, Septimus Heap is planning a return trip on Spit Fyre, his dragon, to find his friends at the Trading Post. He finds them with […]

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Audio Review: A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

by First Mate Keira October 24, 2014
Audio Review: A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: A Tale of Two Castles Author: Gail Carson Levine Format: Audio Book Narrator: Sarah Coomes Listening Length: 8 hours and 27 minutes Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Elodie is traveling to the city of Two Castles (called such because it is home to two castles – one for the King, […]

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