Tuesday Book Tweets: Do It In 140 (28)

Posted 19 January, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Top Off Tuesday | 4 Comments

25205301The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau

MG Historical Magical Realism, 336 pages, hardcover; published Oct. 27, 2015 by Scholastic Press; source: publisher

One of those unexpected reads that just works. Beautiful storytelling, sprinkled with magical realism. Enjoyed the look into rural Mexico, Rom connection. 4 stars.

24890986Frosted Kisses (The Cupcake Queen #2) by Heather Hepler

YA Contemporary, 272 pages, hardcover; published Oct. 27, 2015 by Point; source: publisher

Cute story: not too deep, though it tries to be. Didn’t really see it as YA — would work better as an MG romance. Second in a series but could be standalone. 2.5 stars.

24891517Sanctuary by Jennifer McKissack

YA Gothic, 304 pages, hardcover; published Sept. 27, 2015 by Scholastic; source: publisher

Creepy, gothic feel (though a bit more Heathcliff-broody than scary). Liked the romance and mystery that surrounded the MC.

22238148The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan

Fantasy, 352 pages, hardcover; published Mar. 31, 2015 by Tor; source: publisher

Definitely enjoying the ongoing travels of Lady Trent and her scientific research. Gorgeous illustrations accompany intriguing exploration and lots of dragons!

22529160I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore

YA Contemporary, 336 pages, hardcover; published April 7, 2015 by Razorbill; source: publisher

Sweet baby Jesus, I wanted to smack both the mother and daughter. He broke your heart. Get over it. Don’t ruin your daughter for a “noble purpose”. It’s not noble. It’s crazy. 1.5 stars.

18788613Althea and Oliver by Christina Moracho

YA Contemporary, 336 pages, hardcover; published Oct. 9, 2014 by Viking; source: publisher

I was hanging in there until Althea made the most horrible decision to do what she did. Excellent writing but the subject matter…no.

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4 Responses to “Tuesday Book Tweets: Do It In 140 (28)”

  1. Definitely going to take a pass on I Am Her Revenge and Althea and Oliver, I have a feeling those two will drive me batty. I am of course curious as to what decision Althea makes though since it was your breaking point:) Thanks for the tweet reviews my friend, love these!
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