Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I Can Be a Gymnast (Barbie) by Kristen L. Depken, Tino Santanach (Illustrator), Joaquin Canizares (Illustrator)

Ugh, little girls in the reading group loved this book. It’s pink and frilly and designed to appeal to this young demographic.

I just could not stomach this book, it was full of clich├ęs and gaggy dialogue. Although, I have to forgive all this because I am not the target demographic.

Rating 2 out of 5 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tall, Dark, Billionaire Texan (Billionaire's Club: Texas #1-4) by Mandy Baxter

Collects the first 3 book published and gives us a story for the 4th brother 

Rating for the Collection 4 out of 5 
4th Story Review
Main Guy: Noah Christensen
Main Girl: Naomi Davis

Compared to the other three stories, these two characters were just so blah.

I get that Noah was left off to the end as he’s the younger brother, but seeing as how I felt this story didn't measure up to the others, it should have maybe come in the middle of the series as to not weaken the ending.

The chemistry between the two main characters Noah and Naomi felt non-existent and the over drama-kill with the mobsters was just a little too much.

Rating 3 out of 5 

Netgalley ARC

Froggy Gets Dressed (Froggy) by Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)

This story had everyone in a riot. Poor little Froggy is in such a rush to get outside and play that he steps out first with no clothes, then he forgets his pants, his jacket and it goes on and on. You almost feel bad for little Froggy, but he finally gets all his winter gear on and gets to have a little fun.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

Mr.Gaiman gives us a nice twist to the more traditional, post-happily ever after Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.

The villain is not who you expect and as for the hero, it would be more appropriate to say heroine.

This was an enjoyable short-read with enough twists and gasping moments to draw you in.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree (Five Little Monkeys) by Eileen Christelow

Personally I don’t see the appeal of the Five Little Monkeys, I personally find every story repetitive and lacking in imagination. However, young readers love them. The sentences are simple enough that when they are learning to read they can put their skills to practice.

In this little adventure, the monkeys are sitting in a tree teasing an alligator. Personally I was rooting for the alligator to eat those annoying little monkeys.

Rating 3 out of 5 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, John Romita Jr. (Illustrator)

This book wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be. All this really do was cement that Bruce is a bit of an ass and Jason should know not to eavesdrop.

Rating 3 out of 5 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Imagina un Dia = Imagine a Day by Sarah L. Thomson, Rob Gonsalves (Illustrator)

I very rarely rate a book a 1, however, this book completely fell flat. The illustrations initially attracted the children’s attention. But, after a couple of pages even the art failed to hold their attention. The story was virtually non-existent and the prose was nowhere near imaginative enough to keep anyone hooked.

Rating 1 out of 5