School Situations

Review: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa Kantor

by First Mate Keira April 16, 2014
Review: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? Author: Melissa Kantor Format: Hardback Page Count: 283 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 7-9 Summary:  Lucy Norton is a modern day Cinderella. Forced to move from San Francisco to Long Island because of her dad’s remarriage, she’s struggling to find […]

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Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

by First Mate Keira April 7, 2014
Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

by First Mate Keira Title: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy Series, Book 1) Author: Richelle Mead Format: Paperback Page Count: 332 Grade Reading Level: Grade 9+ Summary: After two years on the run, Rose Hathaway and Vasilisa (Lissa) Dragomir are captured by a group of Guardians and sent back to St. Vladimir’s Academy. Lissa is a […]

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Review: Skipping Stones to the Center of the Earth by Andy Hueller

by First Mate Keira April 6, 2014
Review: Skipping Stones to the Center of the Earth by Andy Hueller

By First Mate Keira Title: Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth Author: Andy Hueller Format: Digial ebook Page Count: 248 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 5-7 Summary: Calvin Comet Cobble lives deep within the center of the earth at Hidden Shores Orphanage. It sits in the only spot where sunlight streams through. There’s […]

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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: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

by CaptainYarr April 2, 2014
Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Author Jeff Kinney Page Count: 217 Format: Paperback Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Greg is writing in his journal (diary) again and is facing  more problems than ever before. He is getting into more trouble while trying to fix each of […]

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Review: Shadow-Kiss by Richelle Mead

by First Mate Keira March 26, 2014
Review: Shadow-Kiss by Richelle Mead

by First Mate Keira Title: Shadow-Kiss (Vampire Academy Series, Book 3) Author: Richelle Mead Format: Paperback Page Count: 443 Grade Reading Level: Grade 9+ Summary: Lately Rose has been seeing her dead friend around St. Vladimir. Mason’s ghost, if that was what she was really seeing was messing with her and screwing up her trials. […]

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