Review: The Last Ever After

 Presidential Rating:  Date Read: 19 August 2016 Favorite character: Hester, Anadil, Dot (the conven basically) and Lady Lesso… Can you see a pattern here? Summary: In the epic next chapter of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the…

Review: A World without Princes

Presidential Rating:   Date Read: 12 August 2016 President’s Favorite Characters: Hester, Anadil Summary:  After saving themselves and their fellow students from a life pitched against one another, Sophie and Agatha are back home again, living happily ever after. But life isn’t exactly a fairytale. When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending…

Review: The School for Good and Evil

Presidential Rating: Date Read: 8 August 2016 President’s Favorite Character: Hester Summary : The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good,…

Re: Book Reviews- still relevant?

Disclaimer: I came upon a well written rant blog about book reviews becoming irrelevant – which was actually a great discussion question posted by TheDayDreamingBookworm. Visit it here.   I do read reviews from time to time BUT I often read them AFTER I finish reviewing a book. Let’s just say, I don’t want to…

The Peculiars

The Peculiars A Book Review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Jahzeel Dionne V. Ybasco ________________________________________________ “There are peculiars all over the world,” Miss P, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children   Having a different world where diversity is tolerated and encouraged is a famous theme in the fantasy genre that it does…

I am a Writer.

The closest I can get to Ukraine They say you’ve got to read and accept negative reviews to improve as a writer. Writers of classic novels have long been 6 feet under and never met today’s high school students who could help them but that is one thing that sets them apart. Reviewers review. Writers…

Review: Eragon

THE VOICE OF ERAGON An Analysis of Christopher Paolini’s novel, Eragon by Jahzeel Dionne V. Ybasco _____________________________________________________________ That some books are inspired by other classic and more renowned books is nothing new to me. It is to be expected. As million books are published every day, it is not surprising that some have the same…

Review: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Not once have I been astounded by fantasy classic authors for their ability to create different worlds and make them seem real. I was blown away by Pullman’s story, I can’t help but feel for Lyra, Pantalaimon, and the characters they have met on their journey. I enjoyed the excitement of looking for the lost…

A Story of Archetypes

A Review of S.K Michels’ debut novel, The Shadow and The Light By Jahzeel Dionne V. Ybasco An archetypal story with seven leading characters, among them a muse, an old man, and three hero archetypes, this novel has a certain appeal, not different from George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire. What makes this…

Review: My Rebellion Checklist by Susan Soares

I received a Free Copy of this novel in exchange for a review. The checklist is realistic, something that teenagers will definitely appreciate. In the beginning, I expected it to be fast-paced, that the protagonist would somehow tick off some elements of her checklist every chapter and it would include activities like go skydiving, have…