Read & Reel Rumble: Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family has a secret. When Winnie Foster runs away from home, she stumbles upon Jesse Tuck, who accidentally gives his family’s secret away. The Tucks must make Winnie understand the gravity of this secret. It could be dangerous. By explaining how they came to be the keepers of the secret and giving her some much needed attention, they endear themselves to her. But their secret really isn’t safe after all; a stranger is following them with the intention of selling their secret of never growing old, and he will stop at nothing to get it.

So which one should you check out, the book or the movie?

Continue reading “Read & Reel Rumble: Tuck Everlasting”

Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I must admit that I was very skeptical when this book was recommended to me….Aliens? Really?

My favorite genre is fantasy, closely followed by sci-fi, so there is no reason why this book would not appeal to me.  But I think I am just too used to reading about vampires and werewolves that for some reason aliens sounded far-fetched to me.  Go figure!

Contrary to my initial reaction, this book was awesome!  I sat and finished the second half of the book in one sitting because I could not put it down.  There are also 4 books in this series currently, so I cannot wait to pick up #2!  I loved the characters witty banter and complex relationship.  It was so refreshing to see a teen book where the main character did not immediately fall in love with a boy that she barely knew!  Below is a little teaser of the storyline to get you hooked: Continue reading “Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!”

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

WolvesofMercyFalls

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver is the first book in the Wolves of Mercy Fall Series.  I was excited when I started reading this series because 1.) Maggie Stiefvater is a local author, I got to meet her, get her autograph and a picture with her and she is awesome2.) It is a novel about werewolves and fantasy novels are right up my alley; I love to get out of the realm of everyday life and read about something fantastical! Continue reading “Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater”