Author: Emily

Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

  Book Talk Daniel has been accepted to a prestigious summer college prep program held at a university in New Hampshire. Unfortunately the normal college dorm is closed for renovations. This summer the students are being housed in an older building on campus, that just happens to be an old mental hospital. Daniel and his two new friends must race to figure out what secrets the building holds before someone else gets hurt. This is the first book in a trilogy. Review This book reminded me, and everyone else, of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Asylum makes use of creepy black and white photographs  and hand written notes that just add to the unsettling feeling the author is cultivating. However, unlike Miss Peregrine, this book is not paranormal. Everything that happens is caused by natural means. Asylum is rated YA but I would place it a little younger than that. The characters are still in high school. That doesn’t automatically make it appeal to a younger audience but Daniel and his friends were immature. There was a little romance that was sweet, innocent and at odds with the horror theme that the author was going for. Nothing says horror like young love and first kisses. I just didn’t connect to this book the way I wanted to. I didn’t like the characters. I wasn’t scared. When […]

Posted April 22, 2015 by Emily in Review / 4 Comments
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New Ventures

New Ventures

I love books. I’ve always loved books. I like to talk about books and I love it when people ask me for recommendations. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Texas Library Association (TLA)’s annual conference last week. There were lots of great sessions for librarians full of interesting information but I didn’t attend any. I had an Exhibit Only badge and I spent my time wandering around. It was a dream come true! People were handing me books left and right!. My Haul I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a book blog for years. While I was at TLA, someone who I respect and admire told me I should start one. Hearing her tell me that I speak eloquently about books made my day, maybe my year. It convinced me it was time to start. I have all these books from TLA to read. Let me tell you about them.

Posted April 22, 2015 by Emily in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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