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Review: Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney

by Second Mate Embry April 22, 2014
Review: Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney

by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer Title: Three Black Swans Author: Caroline B. Cooney Format: Hardcover Page Count: 288 pages Reading Grade Level: Grade 7-10 Summary: During her sophomore science class, Missy is given an assignment to create a scientific hoax. (Example = burying a leftover chicken bone from dinner and later finding it and […]

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If You Love Suzanne Collins: A Comparison of Hunger Games and Gregor the Overlander

by CaptainYarr April 18, 2014
If You Love Suzanne Collins: A Comparison of Hunger Games and Gregor the Overlander

by Captain Yarr My two books for this comparison essay are Gregor The Overlander and The Hunger Games, both by Suzanne Collins. Gregor the Overlander is about Gregor and his little sister Boots falling into the underworld and trying to get out, but not knowing how. This book ends with Gregor finding his lost-since-he-was-little father […]

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Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

by Second Mate Embry April 15, 2014
Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer Title: Mockingjay Author: Suzanne Collins Format: Hardcover Page Count: 400 pages Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: After Katniss’s survival of the Quarter Quell, she is whisked of to underground (literally and figuratively) District 13. Over the course of the book Katniss is preparing for when she can go […]

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Review: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, Book 2) by Aimee Carter

by First Mate Keira April 9, 2014
Review: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, Book 2) by Aimee Carter

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, Book 2) Author: Aimee Carter Format: Digital ebook Page Count: 304 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+ Summary: Kate Winters back from her forced summer holiday as the new Queen of the Underworld, has found her husband, Henry to be very distant. She doesn’t understand […]

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Review: Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney

by Second Mate Embry April 4, 2014
Review: Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney

by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer Title: Freeze Tag (Point Series) Author: Caroline B. Cooney Format: Paperback Page Count: 176 Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: When Meghan, Lannie, and West were kids they played freeze tag. When Lannie was it and tagged somebody they actually froze! She didn’t want to un-tag Meghan because she […]

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Review: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

by CaptainYarr March 25, 2014
Review: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: How to Train Your Dragon Author: Cressida Cowell Format: Hardcover # of pages: 224 Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Hiccup Haddock III isn’t the world’s best Viking. Even though he’s son of Stoick the Vast, the chief of their tribe, he isn’t exactly how you would describe a hero. […]

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