Reviews written by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer

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Kids Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     August 29, 2015
Last updated: August 29, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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Moving Target

Cassie Arroyo's life goes topsy turvy when her father is shot and the only thing she knows is that he was being chased by a dangerous organization called the Hastati. Even worse, is finding out that her father was protecting her from this group as she's their next target....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     August 26, 2015
Last updated: August 29, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Trail of The Dead

Bruchac once again casts a spell of magic over readers with this engaging sequel to KILLER OF ENEMIES. There's so much to love about this novel! Readers follow seventeen-year-old Apache hunter Lozen as she now guides her family and allies to the valley where her family once took...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     August 09, 2015
Last updated: August 10, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Reawakened

REAWAKENED by Colleen Houck introduces readers to a new series where ancient Egyptian mythology meets a New York City teen. Their meeting sets off a string of events that cumulative into one fast-paced ride. What worked: Fans of Egyptian mythology will enjoy this new series. There's twists...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     August 07, 2015
Last updated: August 08, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Little In Love

LES MISERABLES is one of my all-time favorite books. I loved the story of redemption and how one man devoted his life to bring goodness to those around him. So when I read the blurb to A LITTLE IN LOVE and found that it was a retelling of...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     August 06, 2015
Last updated: August 06, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

I'm a huge sucker for paranormal ghost tales. My favorites have to be the ones with subtle horror elements that haunt you later. THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL does this and much more! Delia finds herself on a forced family outing to a house she inherited...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     July 27, 2015
Last updated: July 27, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Ink And Bone

Rachel Caine delivers an intriguing new series in an alternative world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived. Only the library has the power to control what knowledge goes out to the masses. It's a crime to have personal access to books. Jess Brightwell comes from a...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     July 22, 2015
Last updated: July 22, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Blue Voyage

After a recent shoplifting offense, Zan, the daughter of a politician, finds herself on a forced mother-daughter trip to Turkey. While on the trip she's suppose to help her Aunt Jackie with her struggling hotel. Her aunt has suffered a tragic loss of her husband, who she swears...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     July 16, 2015
Last updated: July 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

The Notorious Pagan Jones

The Cold War was filled with fear, endless duck and cover drills(as if that would save you if a bomb hit), paranoia, and propaganda on both sides. I still remember when the Berlin War came down in 1989. I was surprised as I never thought that would happen...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     July 05, 2015
Last updated: July 09, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Run To You: Deception So Deadly

Sarah Spencer's family shares a huge secret: most of them have some kind of psychic ability and are on the run from those who will stop at nothing to silence them. Another secret is Sarah's real name is Tessa Carson and unlike her parents and siblings she doesn't share...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     July 05, 2015
Last updated: July 05, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Nova

Survivor Lia Johansen's memory is foggy about her time as prisoner of war. The only thing that she does know is she has a mission to complete and time is literally ticking down. Her mission? To detonate at New Sol Space Station. But then something goes...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     June 30, 2015
Last updated: June 30, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

The Rules

For a small town, Callabrese High has a lot of secrets. When Junior Robin Brisset accepts an invitation to go to an exclusive party, she doesn't know how far someone would go to exact revenge. This is a case of bullying to the extreme that has deadly consequences....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     June 28, 2015
Last updated: June 28, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Falling For Alice

I'm a huge fan of analogies. Why? They are perfect for those who feel that they're too busy or have the time to read a novel. What worked: This is a fun collection of shorts based on an Alice in Wonderland theme. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     June 18, 2015
Last updated: June 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Sweet Madness

It's been over 120 years, but the horrific murders of Mr. Borden and his wife still are unanswered. The media throughout time has painted Lizzie Borden as a crazed person who got away with the murder. And everything does point out that she did do it. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     June 14, 2015
Last updated: June 14, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Mirrored

Alex Flinn has a gift of breathing into classic fairy tales. She does the same in her latest MIRRORED. Violet knows she's different and not very pretty. After a playground incident, in which she brings back to life a dead crow, she becomes friends with fellow loner...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     June 11, 2015
Last updated: June 12, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

The Edge Of Forever

I'm a fan of time travel novels especially ones that bring an intriguing twist. The Edge of Forever is set in two different times with two different characters who end up meeting in 2013 with surprising results. It's 2146 and seventeen-year-old Bridger is able to travel...

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