Book Review: Camp Midnight

Title: Camp Midnight
Author: Steven T. Seagle
Artist: Jason Katzenstein
Genre: Paranormal, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade
Pages: 248
Published by: Image Comics
Expected Publication: May 3rd, 2016
Format: E-book
Source: NetGalley

Goodreds Synopsis:

Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 creator Steven T. Seagle returns to comics with New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein for a new graphic novel! Reluctant Skye is accidentally sent to the wrong summer camp. Not wanting to please her step monster, Skye is dead-set on not fitting in. That won’t be a problem, as everyone at Camp Midnight-with the exception of fellow camper and fast-friend Mia-is a full-fledged monster! The perfect book for fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, but wish it had more bowls of gooey eyeballs.”

Lets get to the disclaimer part shall we: I recived this from NetGalley in exgange for an honest review.

I saw this up for review on NetGalley while browsing the Graphic Novel category and once I saw that it was from the creator of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6: I – was – sold.Read More »

Book Review: Gone Girl

Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Adult Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 475
Published by: Phoenix
First Published: 2012
Format: Paperback
Source: borrowed 

Goodreads Synopsis:

Who are you?
What have we done to each other?

These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

So what did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?

Plot Overview:

Because of financial difficulties and the ailment of Nick’s mother, he and his wife Amy – who’s marriage has declined into friction and miscommunication – move to Missouri where the the tension between the couple only gets worse.
Then on their fifth anniversary, Amy goes missing.
The story told through Nick’s inner monologue and Amy’s Diary entries.

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Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Young Adult
Pages: 297
Published by: Penguin
First Published: January 1st, 2007
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Purchase

Goodreads Synopsis:

You can’t stop the future.

You can’t rewind the past.

The only way to learn the secret is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah’s voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life… forever.

Plot Overview:

Trigger warning for suicide, depression, sexual assault. 

Basically, Hannah Baker committed suicide, but before that she arrange for a box of cassette tapes to be sent to thirteen people. Each person has cassette side dedicated to them where Hannah tells the story of how they tie in with her suicide. The tapes are to be passed on to those mentioned in the tapes or a second tape would be sent out to the public and with it their secrets.
Clay Jensen is on those tapes and he doesn’t know why.

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Book Review: Paper Towns

Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 305
Published by: Speak
First Published: October 1st
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Perchase

Goodreads Synopsis:

Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

Plot Overview:

After Margo disappeares, Quentin worries about her well being and decides to find her through the bread crumb trail she left behind with the help of his friends. On this quest to find Margo, Quentin discovers the different shades and versions of her; how she acts around certain people and how she acts when no one was around.

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Book Review: I’ve Got Your Number

Title: I’ve Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Fiction, Romance (Chick-Lit)
Pages: 464
Published by: Black Swan
First Published: October 31st, 2011
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed

Goodreads Synopsis:

I’ve lost it. 😦

The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now, the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day. Do not hyperventilate, Poppy.

Stay positive!! 🙂

A couple of glasses of bubbly with the girls and Poppy’s life has gone into meltdown. Not only has she lost her engagement ring, but in the panic that followed, she’s lost her phone too. When she spots an abandoned phone in a bin it seems it was meant to be…Finders Keepers!

Except the phone’s owner, elusive businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back, and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life. Can things get any more tangled?

Plot Overview:

Poppy Wyat loses her engagement ringand has her phone stolen all in one day. She needs the priceless ring and need a phone to help her find it (not to mention for all the wedding planning), so when she finds a perfectly good phone in the bin of a hotel lobby she takes it. That phone is what connects her to Sam Roxton, the owner of the phone. And reading his e-mails is what gets her in tangled situations.

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