Book Review: The Book Thief

Posted October 22, 2014 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Book Thief

Book: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Published: March 14, 2006 Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Summary: It’s just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books […]

Book Review: The Compound

Posted October 21, 2014 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Compound

Book: The Compound Author: S.A. Bodeen Published: April 29, 2008 Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction Summary: Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they’ve become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy. For Eli, no amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can’t help but wonder if he’d rather take his […]

Top New Series I Want To Start

Posted October 20, 2014 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Top Ten Tuesday / 0 Comments
Top New Series I Want To Start

I’ve been slacking for a couple weeks now, having not done a Top Ten Tuesday in a while. So since I don’t have too much homework this week and it won’t be hectic, I’m going to try and get back into the swing of things and post these every week again. So this week’s top ten is Top New Series I Want To Start. I’m not sure how many I have to actually post, hopefully ten, but I’m gonna try. 1. The Luxe 2. Asylum 3. The Lying Game 4. Mara Dyer 5. Hex Hall 6. Unearthly 7. The Giver Quartet 8. […]

Book Review: The Private Schoo..

Posted October 19, 2014 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Private School Murders (Confessions #2)

Book: The Private School Murders (Confessions #2) Author: James Patterson & Maxine Paetro Published: October 7, 2013 Genres: Young Adult, Mystery Summary: In the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Murder Suspect, James Patterson keeps the confessions coming breathlessly as Tandy Angel delves deeper into her own tumultuous history-and proves that she can rise above the sordid Angel legacy. Wealthy young women are being murdered on Manhattan’s exclusive Upper West Side, and the police aren’t looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. The first case she cracked was the mystery of her parents’ deaths. Now, while she’s […]

Octoberfest: Two sentence horr..

Posted October 19, 2014 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Bookish Tags / 0 Comments
Octoberfest: Two sentence horror stories

So as I said yesterday, today’s post is going to be a list of Two Sentence Horror Stories. I had randomly stumbled upon this new ‘series’ while I was looking for normal short stories. Now I’ve found super short stories. These may not be as scary in the day time, so you should all make sure to read them in the dark, like I am. Because in the dark, they definitely are pretty scary.   – “A girl heard her mom yell her name from downstairs, so she got up and started to head down. As she got to the stairs, her […]