The Captain’s Log – a single shard (Linda Sue Park) – a Newbery Winner!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I picked up this book because of me ongoing goal of reading all of the Newbery winners.  This novel won in 2002 and was inspired by a 13th-century Goryeo celadon vase designated as Korean National Treasure No. 68 located at the Kansong Art Museum.  It was a very enjoyable historical fiction … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a single shard (Linda Sue Park) – a Newbery Winner!

The Captain’s Log – the girl in the steel corset (Kady Cross)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book is a Steampunk YA that has basically been on me ports for plunder list since it came out in 2011 because of the cover and the title.  I didn't read it back then because I was worried that the plot would be too silly for me.  The plot is … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the girl in the steel corset (Kady Cross)

On the Horizon – lost in the moment and found (Seanan McGuire)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received a copy of this young adult fantasy novella eArc from NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings.  This be the eighth book in the series.  While I try to post no spoilers, if ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril … Continue reading On the Horizon – lost in the moment and found (Seanan McGuire)

The Captain’s Log – the clackity (Lora Senf) – A fantastic book for the Halloween season!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book is the author's debut and the first book in a new series.  The setting is Blight Harbor, the 7th-most haunted town in America.  Evie Von Rathe lives with her Aunt Desdemona, the local paranormal expert.  One rule of the town is to avoid the local abandoned slaughterhouse where serial … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the clackity (Lora Senf) – A fantastic book for the Halloween season!

Here Be Dragons – tales from the chocolate heart series (Stephanie Burgis)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This series deals with dragons and chocolate so of course I had to read it.  I binged this series and loved it.  Who doesn't love the themes of embracing who ye are and finding yer own inner strengths.  Here be me thoughts. the dragon with the chocolate heart This book made … Continue reading Here Be Dragons – tales from the chocolate heart series (Stephanie Burgis)

On the Horizon – castles in their bones (Laura Sebastian)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received a copy of this young adult fantasy eArc from NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings . . . Title: castles in their bones Author: Laura Sebastian Publisher: Random House Children’s / Delacorte Press Publication Date: TODAY!! (hardback/ebook) ISBN: 978-0593118160 Source: NetGalley This be the first book in the series and I … Continue reading On the Horizon – castles in their bones (Laura Sebastian)

On the Horizon – where the drowned girls go (Seanan McGuire)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received a copy of this young adult fantasy novella eArc from NetGalley in exchange for me honest musings.  This be the seventh book in the series.  While I try to post no spoilers, if ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril … Continue reading On the Horizon – where the drowned girls go (Seanan McGuire)

The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Books

Ahoy there me mateys!  I have read more books this year then there are days left to review them individually.  So today I bring ye a muster of mini-reviews.  What be a muster? Well the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: assemble (troops) especially for inspection or for battle; collect or assemble (a number or … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Books