Showing posts with label book review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book review. Show all posts

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Book Review: Tower of Day (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J Maas

Tower of Dawn 
Throne of Glass #6
by Sarah J Maas

Hardcover, 664 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books


In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Goop parody book, Glop: Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas that Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious by Gabrielle Moss

This wickedly funny, full-color, illustrated sendup of the trendy, pretentious celebrity website Goop is the perfect coffee table book for yourself or a friend!

Book provided for review/feature consideration

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Experience The Nutcracker In A Whole New Way... {Wunderkind Reads}

Book provided for review/feature consideration

The Nutcracker ballet is a holiday tradition for many families across the country and one of the most iconic productions is the New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Produced in partnership between Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and New York City Ballet, that acclaimed production is reimagined as a magical new picture book, The Nutcracker (out today;11/15/16).

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Men Chase, Women Choose The Neuroscience of Meeting, Dating, Losing Your Mind and Finding True Love By Dawn Maslar, MS

A question that seems as old as time comes closer to a definitive answer than ever before ― What is love? In Men Chase, Women Choose, Dawn Maslar, MS, provides engaging insights into one of life's most elusive and misunderstood topics by offering science-based research to help anyone discover and sustain love. Maslar's relatable and easy-to-read book uses the most relevant neurological, physiological, and biochemical studies on the science of love, while incorporating stories and examples based on participants of her popular classes and seminars. {Book provided for review/feature consideration}

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Be Chic Literate: Six of Crows {Book Review}

Six of Crows 

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Book 1 in The Six of Crows Duology
Pages: 480 Pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., September 29, 2015

Links: Goodreads // Amazon
Overall Rating: 4.5/5

{Purchased by me!}

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Be Chic Literate: The Trouble With Mistletoe {Book Review}

An eARC of the book was provided by the publisher for review considerati

The Trouble with Mistletoe
Author: Jill Shalvis
Series: Book 2 in The Heartbreaker Bay Series
Pages: 384 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon Books, September 27, 2016

Links: Goodreads // Amazon
Overall Rating: 4.5/5

eARC provided by publisher

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Olivia’s Story: From Car Ride Chronicle to Published Novel

Book provided for review/feature consideration

Sometimes the best stories are created through teamwork.

In 2009, retired engineer David L. Dahl retold stories from his youth to his 5-year-old granddaughter, Olivia, to entertain her during long car rides. Eventually, Dahl exhausted his memory of stories and began to make up his own with Olivia as the heroine.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

13:24 – A Dark Thriller

Honored with a starred review in Publishers Weekly's Best Books annual issue, author and child-abuse activist M. Dolon Hickmon's heart-pounding, ripped-from-the-headlines fiction debut has mesmerized countless crime fiction fans, while simultaneously guiding them to a deeper understanding of childhood trauma and the lifelong recovery process. The Kindle edition is a current Top 25 Best Seller in Amazon's "Child Abuse” and "Vigilante Justice Thrillers” categories. The author's non-fiction writings, on the intersections of culture and abuse, have appeared in prestigious print and web publications around the world. {Book provided for review/feature consideration}

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dot to Dot NYC {Adult Coloring Book}

Book provided for review/feature consideration

Follow the numbers, grab your crayons and markers, and discover and decorate the capital of the world... Hidden just beyond sight in this adventurous dot to dot coloring book lie epic New York City landmarks to be revealed and completed by you, the intrepid artist. Intricate and detailed, the final results are delicate and beautiful while stunning in their complexity. Within these pages you will find yourself visiting the rides of Coney Island, the towers of the famous NYC skyline, the commute along the Staten Island Ferry, the wilderness of the Bronx Zoo, the groove of the Apollo Theater, and the art deco elegance of the Chrysler Building, among so much more!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Be Chic Literate: A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

A Study In Charlotte
Series: Book 1 in The Charlotte Holmes Trilogy
Pages: 336 Pages
Genre: Young Adult, Suspense, Mystery
Publisher: HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, March 1, 2016

Links: Goodreads // Amazon
Overall Rating: 4.75/5

*Library Book*

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Children's Books from Sky Pony Press! (Preview)

The last couple of months, Sky Pony Press/Skyhorse Publishing has released some wonderfully fun and entertaining picture books! The girls and I just received a few for review and we can't wait to dig in!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Creator of SkinnyMom.com Releases First Cookbook, Skinny Suppers!

Like many new moms, former NFL Cheerleader and Fitness Universe Champion Brooke Griffin struggled to lose nearly 70 extra pounds after giving birth to her son. During a time of personal trial, Brooke turned to her faith and decided to make some changes. {Book provided for review/feature consideration}

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Wunderkind Reads: Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen's Closet

Princess Cupcake Jones, who is a celebrity-kid favorite, is an inspirational role model for little boys and girls to look up to. Her three books, Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu, Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School, and Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen’s Closet all teach readers incredibly important valuable life-lessons. {Book provided for review/feature consideration}

Thursday, February 4, 2016

200 Recipes to Supercharge Every Dish with Whey, Soy, Casein and More

Make it healthier with protein powder.

Introducing  “Protein Powder Cooking…Beyond the Shake,”  {Ulyssess Press; $15.95} a new cookbook that will help you ditch boring shakes for quick and hearty protein-packed baked treats that boost metabolism and build muscle. {Book provided for review/feature consideration}

Friday, December 11, 2015

Be Chic Literate: The Little Book of Skin Care by Charlotte Cho

Korea's "skin-first" beauty philosophy has taken the world by storm. As the co-founder of Soko Glam, a leading Korean beauty and lifestyle website, esthetician Charlotte Cho is the foremost voice on all things Korean skin care. {Product provided for review/feature consideration}

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery: Read the Book. Audition for the Movie. See it on the Big Screen.

Reading clubs everywhere – be on alert! Knox Chase is making his way to bookshelves and this super sleuth kid is gaining the admiration of middle school-aged kids everywhere - with the added benefit that the magical nature of these stories helps kids learn how to solve their own problems.  Knox Chase has the same attributes that make Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew and Harry Potter so interesting to us all and make us want more. Even more impressive ... the book is already slated to be a movie, and the producers plan to hold a nationwide contest to search for cast members.   {Book provided for review/feature consideration}

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Be Chic Literate: The Green Beauty Rules: The Essential Guide to Toxic-Free Beauty, Green Glamour, and Glowing Skin

When most of us think "green” we tend to think of food, household products, even our vehicles – we don't always associate "green” with cosmetics. Make-up artist to the stars and, most regularly, Jillian Michaels, Paige Padgett emphasizes that what we use in our beauty regime is just as important as what we put into our bodies since 60% of what goes on our skin is absorbed into our body. Her latest book, The Green Beauty Rules: The Essential Guide to Toxic-Free Beauty, Green Glamour and Glowing Skin, is a powerhouse of great advice this make-up expert applies to her clients and herself that readers can now access and learn how to become 'green' with beauty products. {Book provided for review/feature consideration}

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Wunderkind Reads - The Ru-Lan Series

Ru-Lan Volume 1 - The Prince is Born {Ages 4 - 6; 48 pages; $10.95; Heritage Builders Publishing} 

Shortly after his miraculous birth, made possible with help from the phoenix, prince Ru-lan is captured by Su-ling, the evil enchantress, who plans to raise Ru-lan and use him to take over the kingdom. Several years later, the phoenix reminds the little boy of his real identity, and he escapes from Su-ling’s cottage with the help of his animal friends. Once their son is firmly ensconced in the palace, the emperor and empress undertake a daring plot to forever rid the kingdom of the threat of the evil enchantress.

The first book in the Ru-lan series depicts Ru-lan’s origin. Thrown into one adventure after another, Ru-lan demonstrates the values of compassion, empathy, loyalty and friendship even when faced with dangerous enemies intent on destroying all he holds dear. Children not only learn valuable life lessons but also are also introduced to interesting aspects of Chinese culture creating an extended learning experience. Basia Tov illustrates this first volume in the series with a beautiful touch, the images of animals and the young prince have a naive child-like feeling that is at once familiar and exotic, sure to appeal to parents and kids alike.

Ru-lan Volume 2 - Attack of The Stink Bugs {Ages 4-6; 48 pages; $10.95; Heritage Builders Publishing}

The evil enchantress Su-ling had a sister, Ya-Mei, the good enchantress. For 200 years, Su-ling had kept Ya-Mei imprisoned in the body of a caged rabbit. Ya-Mei was freed when the Emperor destroyed her evil sister, and she is very grateful. Many years before her death, Su-ling had placed a curse on the kingdom, that upon her demise, would trigger the unleashing of a swarm of highly destructive, magically enhanced stink bugs on their crops, threatening their food supply and very survival. Once this happens, Ya-Mei, seeing the desperate situation, grants Ru-lan power over insects. This power helps the young prince save the kingdom from starvation. In victory, Ru-lan shows compassion for his enemies, teaching everyone a lesson. He also meets the young, talented, precocious Cai Hua, his future wife. The illustrations by Basia Tov continue to bring the story to life with a magical sense of realism that takes its inspiration from authentic early Chinese painting.

The Ru-lan series is entertaining and a great way to expose your young ones to new and different cultures. Until next time...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Wunderkind Reads: Green Is Good (Liv on Life Series)

Meet the extraordinary mother-daughter team of Elizabeth Gorcey and her amazing daughter Olivia (age 8) and their highly anticipated new children's book Green Is Good where Liv and her boxer dog 'Bowie' invite us all to eat healthy and green. Green is Good is the second book in the popular Liv on Life Series, and tells the story of Liv and Bowie's first visit to a farm where she discovers that the best way to grow her favorite veggies is organically. This book is not only fun read for the kids, it also opens up a dialogue between young children and their parents on modern living, farming, healthy eating and organic food. {Book provided for review/feature consideration}

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Help Your Child Deal with Loss with My Yellow Balloon

There has been a lot of sadness in the news recently, from devastating natural disasters to violent protests and much more. It’s no secret that our children are directly or indirectly exposed to and aware of life’s most difficult occurrences, and in their true curious nature, they may have questions. {Product provided for review/feature consideration}
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