Release Day Celebration: Poppy Mayberry: Return to Power Academy


Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

Poppy Mayberry: Return to Power Academy
(Nova Kids #2) by Jennie K. Brown

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Happy Book Birthday, Jennie!



Finding out you were wrong about something important can be a let down. But Poppy is pleased to learn she’s not just a Monday. She’s a Cusper, a weekday lucky enough to have TWO powers. Poppy’s elation is short-lived when she, Ellie, Logan, and Sam return to Power Academy as camp counselors, only to find themselves out of their element and struggling with the new drama teacher and his disaster of a school musical. When some campers go missing, Poppy and her team of weekdays are on the case. Soon, Poppy begins to realize that much like her powers, the seemingly-perfect town of Nova has some flaws, and the origin of her powers is as questionable as Headmistress Clothes-too-tight Larriby’s choice in outfits.If only there were more days in the week!

Poppy Mayberry: Return To Power Academy
(Nova Kids #2) by Jennie K. Brown
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Tantrum Books

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Jennie K. Brown is a high school English teacher by day, freelance magazine writer by night, and middlegrade/young adult author by late-night and weekend. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Jennie can be found reading a good book, traveling, or spending time with her awesome husband, amazing son and super-spoiled yorkie.In 2010, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) named Jennie the Pennsylvania English teacher of excellence, and she currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Council for Teachers of English and Language Arts (PCTELA). She is also an active member of SCBWI, NCTE and ALAN.



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Review: Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies

Title: Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies
Author: Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, Laura Martin
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: DC Comics
Source: Purchased
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Rating: ★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:

New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman! After suffering an unimaginable loss, Diana must rebuild her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector and champion. However, in the midst of her grief, her Lasso of Truth stopped working! Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman’s past unravel her present!


This is my first Wonder Woman comic, and I really liked it. 

The graphics are amazing in this graphic novel. They are very realistic and detailed. There wasn’t as much dialogue as I expected, so the illustrations are important to the story. Everything from the scenery to the costumes are spectacular. 

I liked this introduction to the character and her story. I liked Wonder Woman right away. She’s a beautiful character. 

I didn’t watch the recent Wonder Woman movie, but I really want to now that I’ve read this story. 

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #7

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

This blog meme is hosted by Book Date. It is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile!

What I just finished:

Yesterday I finished Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes #1). This is an awesome new middle grade novel. My review will be posted tomorrow!

What I’m currently reading:

I’m currently reading Friend Request. I tried this one a couple of weeks ago but I just couldn’t get into it, so I’m giving it another shot. 

What I’m reading next:

Next I will be reading The Good Mother for the blog tour with Aria Books. 

What are you guys reading this week? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments!

Review: Bellevue Square

Title: Bellevue Square
Author: Michael Redhill
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Source: Purchased
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Rating: ★★★★‪★

Goodreads Synopsis:

Jean Mason has a doppelganger. At least, that’s what people tell her. Apparently it hangs out in Kensington Market, where it sometimes buys churros and shops for hats. Jean doesn’t rattle easy, not like she used to. She’s a grown woman with a husband and two kids, as well as a thriving business, and Toronto is a fresh start for the whole family. She certainly doesn’t want to get involved in anything dubious, but still . . . why would two different strangers swear up and down they’d just seen her–with shorter hair furthermore?

Jean’s curiosity quickly gets the better of her, and she visits the market, but sees no one who looks like her. The next day, she goes back to look again. And the day after that. Before she knows it, she’s spending an hour here, an afternoon there, watching, taking notes, obsessing and getting scared. With the aid of a small army of locals who hang around in the market’s only park, she expands her surveillance, making it known she’ll pay for information or sightings. A peculiar collection of drug addicts, scam artists, philanthropists, philosophers and vagrants–the regulars of Bellevue Square–are eager to contribute to Jean’s investigation. But when some of them start disappearing, it becomes apparent that her alleged double has a sinister agenda. Unless Jean stops her, she and everyone she cares about will face a fate stranger than death.


This book was just nominated for the Giller Prize and I’m so happy it was!

On the surface, it seems like an innocent story about a woman who sees her doppelgänger. But it’s so much more than that.

Jean is an unreliable narrator. I noticed right away that her story didn’t add up with what she told her husband. It made me suspicious of her. There are also things that get mixed up, but she acts like it’s normal, such as people not remembering people they should know. These conflicting reports are woven in such a way that draws you right into the story.

About halfway through, I thought I was figuring it out, but then I was thrown right back into the mix again. It’s disorienting but fascinating at the same time. There are so many layers to the story that it’s hard to tell which way is up sometimes, but in a good way. 

I highly recommend this book for an exciting read!

Weekly Wrap Up #7

Here’s my weekly wrap up!

Here are my reviews for the week:

My favourites were The Upside of Unrequited and Confessions.

I also did a weekly book meme everyday:

What did you read this week? Have you read any of these books?

Review: Suicide Squad, Volume 1: The Black Vault

Title: Suicide Squad, Vol. 1: The Black Vault
Author: Rob Williams, Jim Lee
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: DC Comics
Source: Purchased
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Rating: ★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:

Harley Quinn. Deadshot. Killer Croc. Enchantress. Captain Boomerang. Katana. They’re dangerous. They’re deadly. They’re deeply unstable. And they’re our only hope. They’re the characters from the smash-hit film and they’re here in this great new starting-point graphic novel, SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: THE BLACK VAULT, as part of DC Rebirth!

Assembled by the tough-as-nails intelligence expert Amanda Waller and overseen by disgraced military genius Captain Rick Flag, the men, women and monsters of the Suicide Squad—a.k.a. Task Force X—do the jobs that are too dirty for any superheroes to soil their capes over.

Their latest mission should be easy enough: recover a powerful cosmic weapon called the Black Vault from enemy hands. But what happens when the Black Vault begins turning them into their own worst enemies?

As the object’s dark influence spreads and the team is driven to madness and mayhem (more than usual, that is), there’s only one person sane enough to save the Squad from certain destruction…the Clown Princess of Crazy herself, Harley Quinn!


After reading Harley Quinn graphic novels, I decided to try out the Suicide Squad, to see her in her glory. This is a great introduction to this group.

This graphic novel was never boring! It was exciting to see the group fighting together. I always had to laugh when Harley messed something up (can you tell she’s my favourite?).

The main story was fairly short. The last half introduced each of the characters individually. Since I wasn’t familiar with most of these characters, I liked reading these mini stories.

I also liked how Waller was the clear leader of the group. She brings them all together, out of their prison cells, and tries to direct their destructive tendencies toward fighting evil.

I enjoyed this graphic novel. It’s a great start to this series.

Stacking the Shelves #6


This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

The shortlist for the Giller prize was announced this week, so I bought two of the five books on the list.  I want to read at least these two before the winner is announced in November. 

I also bought a Wonder Woman graphic novel. And when I was paying for it, the sales girl asked me if I liked Harley Quinn (it’s like she could read my mind!). So she gave me some free comics! That was pretty awesome!

Finally, I was so excited when I saw The Big Lie available on NetGalley! I have been looking forward to this graphic novel since the spring. Now I’ll be able to review it before it comes out!

What books did you buy this week? Have you read any of these ones?