Watersnakes ~ Tony Sandoval

Rating: 4/5 This is definitely one of the weirdest and most beautiful graphic novels I've ever read. Mila is a bored teenager, but this summer she encounters a magical person named Agnes, and the things she thinks she knows unfurl as she enters a new reality. Agnes is a ghost, and she's the only one … Continue reading Watersnakes ~ Tony Sandoval

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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

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