• The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

    Title: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1)Author: Rick RiordanReleased Date: July 1, 2005Publisher: Hyperion Books for ChildrenPages: 384Genre: YA, MG, FantasySeries: Percy Jackson & the Olympians (Book 1)Source: BorrowedBuy: Amazon | Book DepositorySummary: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.   Now Percy and his friends have just ten days…

  • I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson

    I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson Released Date: August 1, 2010Publisher: Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing GroupPages: 240 Genre: YA/MG, Realistic-Fiction Source: NetGalleyBuy: Amazon | Book Depository Summary: “I, Emma Freke, am not a freak. Or maybe I am. I just don’t know.”    What’s in a name? I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma―the only “normal” member of her quirky family. Her flighty, New Age mom seems to barely have time for a daughter, especially one who annoyingly spoils her mom’s youthful façade. Emma’s well-meaning grandpa is clueless. And her only friends are the local librarian and a precocious 10-year old adopted by the two old ladies next door.   Smart,…

  • Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

    This is my last review for 2010. It’s been a really good start for me, so far and I’m very, very excited for next year and the years to come! Happy New Year bloggers! 🙂 Inkspell by Cornelia FunkeReleased Date: October 1, 2005Publisher: The Chicken HousePages: 635Source: BorrowedPreceded by: InkheartFollowed by: InkdeathSummary: A year has gone by, but Meggie still ponders daily about Inkheart, a book whose characters leap into being. For the fire-eater Dustfinger, though, these magical transformations have a desperate downside: He is unable to return to the tale from whence he came. Finally, he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back into the medieval story;…

  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

    Inkheart by Cornelia Funke Publisher:  Scholastic Corporation Released Date: September 23, 2003 Pages: 543 Source: Borrowed Summary: Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. Inkheart is the first book from Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart Trilogy. It’s a charming and very imaginative read. I simply love the concept of this story. It was one of those stories that I’d want to live in when I was a kid. As I was reading it, I felt as if I was really part of the story. However, I…