Category: Time Travel

Sep 28
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs (review)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs (review)

This sounded good, and since my friends have been raving about it, and the movie based on it is coming out this month I decided to finally read it. And it was good, but it also wasn’t… Let me explain. You know those first-in-a-series books that spend so much of the book setting up the story that it doesn’t really feel like an actual story? Yeah. That was this book. Some parts of it were interesting. Some parts dragged like crazy. Almost the entire first half of the book is about Jacob and growing up on his grandfather’s stories. And… Read more »

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Oct 27
Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss (review)

Time Windows by Kathryn Reiss (review)

This is the perfect slightly creepy book to read during October. It isn’t too creepy, certainly something you can read while alone at night, but it’s just creepy enough to get that little shiver every once in a while. I loved how the dollhouse worked. And the way events Miranda saw through the windows there played out in her own family like some kind of psychic echo effect. The secret rooms in the houses were neat, and I love how the one in Miranda’s house helped further the mystery. I also liked how she put all the clues together and… Read more »

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Sep 02
The Sixty-Eight Rooms (Sixty-Eight Rooms #1) by Marianne Malone (review)

The Sixty-Eight Rooms (Sixty-Eight Rooms #1) by Marianne Malone (review)

Time travel, magic, mystery and real world things! I really enjoyed this book. It was a neat idea, and reminded me a little bit of The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I really liked the description of the Thorne Rooms. I hadn’t heard about them before, and when I found out it was an actual exhibit, it made my list of things to see one day. The way the magic was worked into the book was fun, and while I liked it, I also wished there had been a little more to it. There were some slow… Read more »

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Aug 27
Dragonheart (Pern #21) by Todd J. McCaffrey (review)

Dragonheart (Pern #21) by Todd J. McCaffrey (review)

I’ve been a longtime fan of Pern. I own every book prior to this one, and have read them many times over. This is most likely the reason I knew immediately why certain riders were tired or muddle-headed. If you are new to the series, then it will be an unexpected twist. For us oldies, we just had to wait to see when it would happen. One thing I noticed, and is most likely just me. But a chicken dish was referenced in the book. I don’t remember chicken in earlier Pern books. Except the ones dealing with when the… Read more »

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May 05
The Clouded Sky (Earth & Sky #2) by Megan Crewe (review)

The Clouded Sky (Earth & Sky #2) by Megan Crewe (review)

I wanted to like this book so much, the first one was decent, so I had hopes this would be even better. I liked Skylar and Win, and was hoping to see how the group got on, and what happened in this one. However… this book was so completely different from the first book, it was almost like two different series. The first book had a lot of action and adventure. This book had a whole lot of… well, there was some intrigue? And spying, lots and lots of spying on various people. But mostly there was a lot of… Read more »

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Oct 25
Earth & Sky (The Earth & Sky Trilogy Book 1) by Megan Crewe (review)

Earth & Sky (The Earth & Sky Trilogy Book 1) by Megan Crewe (review)

  “What do I know about this guy? He saves high school classes from bombs, he has the attention span of a guppy, and he moons over lattes.” The book is told in first person, from the perspective of a seventeen-year-old girl. The summary sounded interesting, but I wasn’t really expecting a lot. Once I started reading though, it just sucked me in. There were a few times were I had the “really? you’re just going to go along with this?” feeling. But for the most part, it worked so well I wasn’t thinking about anything except what was happening… Read more »

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