Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter [Beth McMullen]

I feel bad, but I honestly kind of hated Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter by Beth McMullen. The book, as a whole, held so much promise and delivered on exactly none of it. If you’re looking for an adventure-filled, Indiana Jones-esque tale about a young girl raised as an explorer/treasure hunter as she goes on an exciting…

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars [Christopher Paolini]

I very much screamed when I found out that Christopher Paolini was publishing a new novel. In fact, I tried incredibly hard to get my hands on an ARC of this book. Having loved this author's work since I was a young girl, there was no question that I needed to read his newest work.…

Crime Puzzles [Diane Vogt]

I've always been a huge fan of puzzles and brain teasers. My curiosity was piqued when I came across Crime Puzzles: Short Forensic Mysteries to Challenge Your Inner Amateur Detective. Part of a series of 60-Second Brain Teasers by M. Diane Vogt, this was certainly an intriguing collection, though I think 60 seconds is a…

A Little Bit Different [Claire Alexander]

Have you ever come across a book that is great but also not so great? And it's this way for a few reasons, but a lot of it ultimately comes down to interpretation? I feel like Claire Alexander's A Little Bit Different has a beautiful message that's important but also has so many different possible…