Case Closed: Mystery in the Mansion

You need to know that I love to read Choose Your Own Adventure books and moved this up into my rotation way earlier than I needed to. My problem was that I read it on my kindle which is not the ideal format for flipping back and forth to choose a different alternative path. So, don't buy it that way. 

Carlos's Mom owns a detective agency and he tries to solve one of her cases one day when she is out sick. There are a few different mysteries and despite having trouble with the tech involved in finding the right page I thought it was a cute and funny middle-grade book.

Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from Edelweiss+ without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

Verdict- borrow

August 14, 2018

Case Closed: Mystery in the Mansion by Lauren Magizener

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Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.

Summer Hiatus

Although, this isn't a paying gig (except for my Amazon commission) reading and reviewing takes up a large chunk of my time. It's a true labor of love.

This Summer we have a lot going on and honestly, I just need a break from something. I'll still be reading and probably reviewing on Instagram cause I'm like- addicted to sharing good books. I won't be here or on Facebook. Shoot me a message if you are in dire straits and desperately need me to step in as your homeschool librarian. I will be out and about at both  Sodalitas and the Sea Conference and I love talking books so stop me and say hello.

I thought about running older posts in July, but I hate re-runs so I won't. 

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Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.

From Twinkle with Love

My thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for this review copy. I loved When Dimple Met Rishi and was itching to get my hands on this one. I loved the unusual style of the story written in the form of letters to Twinkle's favorite female filmmakers. It reads like a teen rom-com in all the best ways. Strong geek girl vibes from this one. I enjoyed it.

Verdict- Buy

Please note that I received a free advance ARC of this book from the Kid Lit Exchange without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon 

May 22, 2018

Nightbooks

Alex is being kept prisoner by a witch in an apartment full of books. AT first glance, I thought that wouldn't be too bad. Unfortunately, it is more of a Hansel and Gretel scenario and each night he is required to tell her a story in order to stay alive. If you like Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm this will be right up your alley.

I would place this in a 12 and up category because of its scary factors. It isn't all scare- Nightbooks is a book about friendship and staying true to yourself, even when it isn't easy. Bonus points from me for having an adorable cat in it.

It's a dark tale with plenty of humor built in, I sped through it in an afternoon and loved it all.

 

Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from Edelweiss+ without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

Verdict- buy

July 24, 2018

Nightbooks by J.A. White