Holes ~ Louis Sachar

Rating: 4/5 I'm rereading this book out loud to my elementary/middle school classroom, and they are just loving it. They seem to connect to both Zero and Stanley, as they've all been bullies, been on the out group, in the in group, struggled to learn something, been really smart at something else. The concept of … Continue reading Holes ~ Louis Sachar

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A Court of Frost and Starlight ~ Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 4/5 This short book is the fourth in the series, and gives readers a snapshot of our band of friends preparing for the Winter Solstice. This is a deep dive into the pleasures and trauma of Feyre's newfound family in their lives together after the war. Maas takes a pretty big departure from the … Continue reading A Court of Frost and Starlight ~ Sarah J. Maas

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy ~ Mackenzi Lee

Happy Book Birthday to The Lady's Guide by Makenzi Lee! Rating: 5/5 The Lady's Guide was even more awesome than Lee's last book! Felicity Montague has been living in Edinburgh with her baker friend, Callum. Unfortunately for her, he proposes, giving her an ultimatum of accepting his proposal or moving out of the house. Her … Continue reading The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy ~ Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue ~ Mackenzi Lee

Rating: 4/5 I thoroughly enjoyed this light-hearted romp through Europe (no pun intended). Monty, Percy, and Felicity make an excellent cast of characters. Monty has his head stuck in the clouds, his ego clouding his better judgment. His coping skills are poor, and he runs around thinking about how to give himself pleasure from one … Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue ~ Mackenzi Lee