The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite | book review

In a strange, unexplainable event, forty-seven children are born at the exact same time, all across the world, birthed by women who had previously shown no signs of pregnancy. A rich inventor named Reginald Hargreeves finds seven of these children and adopts them as his own "to save the world." From what? The . . .

The Prince and the Dressmaker | book review

Prince Sebastian is not as concerned as his parent's are with finding him a suitable lady to marry. He's more worried his parents (and all of Paris) will discover his secret: he likes to wear dresses. During a ball thrown by the King and Queen, Sebastian notices a remarkable dress that stands out from all the rest and demands to know who's created . . .

Little Red Riding Hood | book review

*Certain books are easier to review differently than in my usual format — this is one of them. Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood -- over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house she goes...but what she discovers is much worse than simply her bedridden grandmother. The wolf has devoured the…

A Monster Calls | book review

Title: A Monster Calls Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Walker Books Publication Date: May 2011 Rating: 5 stars Patrick Ness has done it again - he has brought me to tears and left me speechless. His novel More Than This blew my mind and instantly sparked my interest in the author. At a Barnes & Noble last weekend, I…