Review: Never Never by Brianna Shrum

Review: Never Never by Brianna ShrumTitle: Never Never
Author: Brianna R. Shrum
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: September 22, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up.

When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James decides he could try being a child - at least briefly. James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children's dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. But Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up.

But grow up he does.

And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate.

This story isn't about Peter Pan; it's about the boy whose life he stole. It's about a man in a world that hates men. It's about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.

Except one.

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Looking for the ultimate pirate book this season? Never Never by Brianna Shrum is an action-packed prequel to the classic tale, Peter Pan. This unique adventure story includes a fast-paced plot, a beautiful setting, and a likeable side character. Continue reading

Review: Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien

Review: Bone Deep by Kim O’BrienTitle: Bone Deep
Author: Kim O'Brien
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: May 19, 2015

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

When Paige Patterson travels to Arizona to spend the summer with her archeologist father, she expects answers. Why did her parents divorce? Why did her father choose his career over family? She doesn’t expect to be reunited with her best friend Emily Linton, a girl she has always admired and secretly wanted to emulate, or to find herself falling for the project manager’s son, Jalen Yazzi.

But the summer takes a terrible turn when Emily vanishes. As the police struggle for answers, Paige sets out to find the truth.

The search takes Paige from the Cliffside ruins of prehistoric Native Americans to the Navajo Nation to the horrifying possibility that the answer is much closer to home. Emily, it turns out, was not the only one good at hiding things.

Her father has no alibi for the night Emily disappeared. An intern with the motive insists he’s innocent. And Jalen has some secrets of his own.

Old bones might not be the only things buried in the ruins. As Paige digs deeper into Emily’s disappearance, she realizes that uncovering the truth may cost her everything—even her life. 

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Review: Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien

Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien is an epic thriller set in Arizona. This book is a whirlwind novel that is hard to put down. With its plucky protagonist and unique plot, readers will find themselves immersed in this mystery. This is definitely a book that will be read in one sitting by most. Continue reading

Book Review: One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

Book Review: One of the Guys by Lisa AldinTitle: One of the Guys
Author: Lisa Aldin
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: February 10, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a lady while the guys move on without her.

Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni’s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine’s Rent-A-Gent Service.

But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love. 

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Book Review: One of the Guys

One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin is such an enjoyable book to review. It is funny and relatable. A must-read for YA contemporary fans. Continue reading