Thursday, November 26, 2015

Top Secret Twenty-One

Top Secret Twenty-One is by Janet Evanovich. The twenty-first book in the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie is looking for a used-car salesman, who was caught selling young girls out of the back of the used car lot. The people involved in the ring begin to die, and the bookkeeper, Stephanie's old "friend" Randy Briggs comes to Stephanie for protection. If things aren't bad enough, Ranger has been targeted by an international assassin and Stephanie finds herself in the crosshairs too. Another hilarious romp through New Jersey for Stephanie Plum fans.

Ratings: 11th grade - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).

Monday, November 23, 2015


Passion is by Lauren Kate. The third novel in the Fallen series. Luce is traveling through time trying to find a way to break the curse and spend her life with Daniel. Daniel is chasing her to try and keep her safe. Luce has a companion through, a small gargoyle named Bill - but who is he and whose side is her on? Fans of this series will anxiously await the final fourth novel.

Ratings: 8th grade - 8 out of 10 - AC (some mature thematic content).

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Insurgent is by Veronica Roth. The second book in the Divergent series. Tris is haunted by the death of her parents and her killing of Will. She is also beginning to feel Tobias isn't telling her everything; she also isn't thrilled with the fact Tobias trusts his mother so completely. When his father, Marcus, asks Tris to help him save important information held by the Erudite, Tris must decide whether or not to betray Tobias' trust and help his father, or never know the truth about the Divergents. A look at very scary dystopian landscape.

Ratings: 8th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (violence).

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra

Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra is by Obert Skye. The fourth book in the Leven Thumps series. Leven, Geth, and Winter continue to fight for the safety of Foo and the dreams of mankind in reality. The Dearth has risen and Sycophant Run is on the brink of invasion. Meanwhile in reality, Terry and Addy have joined forces with Dennis and Ezra, the crazed toothpick. Fans of the series wil find it hard to wait for the 5th and final novel to see how this adventure ends.

Ratings: 7th grade - 8 out of 10.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bitter Greens

Bitter Greens is by Kate Forsyth. An adult re-telling of Rapunzel. Told along with the story of French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force banished from the court of Versailles for her scandalous love affairs. At the convent, she meets an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who was sold for a handful of bitter greens to a witch.

Ratings: Adult - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).

Takedown Twenty

Takedown Twenty is by Janet Evanovich. The twentieth in the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie is after "Uncle Sunny" a notorious mob boss, and the godfather of Joe Morelli. She is also helping Ranger look for a murderer who is preying on elderly ladies. There is also a giraffe running loose on the streets of Trenton. Fans of the series will not be disappointed.

Ratings: 11th grade - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).