Reviews written by Kim Baccellia, Editor

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Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     December 23, 2011
Last updated: December 23, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Fun Romantic Tale

I really enjoyed this story! At first Sophie is excited when her father tells her he's tentatively a count. Her excitement quickly changes when she finds out her so-called newly found French title only goes to her brother Sam and not her. So she ends up making...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     December 17, 2011
Last updated: December 17, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Teen Pregnancy Tale

I have to admit, I'm somewhat picky on books that deal with teenage pregnancy. Our son's birthmother was fourteen when she had him. My own sister had her baby at age eighteen and decided to keep him. I've also been to numerous birthmother panels where teens have...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     December 13, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Great Collection of African-American Tales

I really loved this latest graphic novel that is filled with adaptions of stories and poems from African-American authors. The novel is colorful and there's something for everyone. One of my favorites has to be TWO AMERICANS by Florence Lewis Bentley which is about two soldiers during World...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     December 10, 2011
Last updated: December 10, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Satisfying Conclusion

I really love this series! Darina has to help some recent dead teens solve their murders before they can pass to the Other Side. Darina has been doing this and with this book she now has to do something she's been dreading more than anything. She has...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     December 08, 2011
Last updated: December 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

New Dystopia Tale

Legend's plot is similar to the other dystopias out there but it does have some qualities that I really enjoyed. First, I loved how Lu was able to show us a futuristic world that just happens to be in Los Angeles. I've lived in Southern California for over...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     December 03, 2011
Last updated: December 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Historical with a paranormal twist

I love YA historicals. I'm also a huge fan of anything Titanic related. I was excited to receive a copy of this book to review. Fateful is thrilling and each page captivates you into wanting to find out what happens to our heroine and the man she loves....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 30, 2011
Last updated: December 01, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

One Fast Ride

From the very first page I was hooked. The writing is gripping and grabs you by the collar and won't let you go. This dystopia is a world where any kind of paranormal ability is outlawed. Killing Paranormals is like a holiday event. Caitlyn is fearful for not...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 23, 2011
Last updated: November 23, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Amazing Dystopia Tale

I admit it. Some of the recent dystopias have been blending into one similar tale. I'd heard some amazing things about THE PLEDGE so I went and signed up for the free sample for my Nook Color. Let's just say I was blown away with the voice and...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 16, 2011
Last updated: November 17, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Get Swept Away

This Gothic tale wraps around you and doesn't let go. The whole premise of a handsome Lord being trapped inside a painting is intriguing. I loved the style of writing which made me feel as if I was following Miss Natalie Stewart through the bustle of New York...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 06, 2011
Last updated: November 07, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Amazing New Paranormal Tale

Once again Nancy Holder delivers a winning tale. This well-written paranormal puts a twist on the usual werewolf tale. The characters are multi-layered and likeable. Some have called this a Twilight like book and I totally disagree. For one thing I loved knowing more about Katelyn...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     November 02, 2011
Last updated: November 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Great way to introduce history to kids

Graphic Universe has a winning idea here: create stories on major issues in American history using graphic novels. It's a great way to introduce history to reluctant readers. My fifth grader is learning about the the American Revolutionary War and he loved reading this book. This story is...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 30, 2011
Last updated: October 30, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Authetic tale

One thing I love about author Tara Kelly is her realistic portrayals of characters that holds nothing back. In Harmonic Feedback she shows us the world of Drea with it's coming of age tale of a teen that just happens to have sensory issues. Once again Kelly delivers with...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 26, 2011
Last updated: October 26, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Hilarious tale of Binky

First off, our household loves Binky. I was lucky enough to read the first Binky book back when it was nominated for the Cybil awards. I fell in love with this tale of a cat who tries to protect his humans from the aliens outside. Binky Under Pressure...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 15, 2011
Last updated: October 16, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Can You Change Your Destiny?

I was very intrigued with the premise of two teens in 1996 coming across their future via Facebook. I mean, who wouldn't be curious to know what happens to them in the future? A fun twist on the time travel idea similar to a reverse 13 going on 30....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 08, 2011
Last updated: October 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Betrayal and Acceptance

I couldn't wait to get a copy of Janet Gurtler's latest book. Just like her first book I'M NOT HER, Gurtler tackles real issues with honestly without being bleak and hopeless. Her multi-layered characters show both weaknesses and strengths and you can't help but cheer them on. ...

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