book recommendations

Book Haul!

Okay, so recently I ordered some books, all of which I’ve read, and I thought I’d tell you a little bit about them. Kinda like mini reviews.

#1 The Fairy-Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm #1)  by Michael Buckley

Goodread’s Summary:

For Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, life has not been a fairy tale. After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, the sisters are sent to live with their grandmother–a woman they believed was dead! Granny Relda reveals that the girls have two famous ancestors, the Brothers Grimm, whose classic book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files of magical mischief. Now the girls must take on the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives.

My Opinion:

This book was great, like absolutely wonderful! Although it’s an older  book I still enjoyed it immensely. The characters are also amazing, even stinky old Puck. There isn’t really anything wrong with this book except some slightly scary content, nothing too bad. I would highly recommend it to anyone ages ten and up.

#2 The Unusual Suspects (Sisters Grimm#2) by Michael Buckley

Goodread’s Summary:

Orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother. The girls start school, and Daphne is lucky to get Snow White for a teacher, but Sabrina is stuck with mean Mr Grumpner and a class of mildly psychotic sixth graders. When Mr Grumpner is murdered, the sisters must discover which Everafter is responsible.

My Opinion:

This was another awesome read! It did not disappoint me a bit and the humor was great! Like the first book it was fairly clean but there is a murder, nothing too vivid, but I’ll have to admit the nutty frog girl and the evilness of Rumpelstiltskin is a bit creepy. I would recommend it for anyone eleven and up.

#3 Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life by Barbra Dee

Goodread’s Summary:

Twelve-year-old Cassie has a lot to cope with when her father moves “out of the picture.” Her mom’s constantly working overtime, her teenage sister’s going AWOL, and her little brother seriously needs attention. It’s up to Cassie to prevent total chaos at home — or so she thinks. 

She can’t control everything, though. At school Cassie’s two “best” friends are turning nasty, and a cute boy is sending mixed signals. And then there’s Mr. Mullaney — the weirdest, hardest English teacher in the seventh grade — who hates everything she does. Since Mr. Mullaney isn’t even reading her brilliant work, Cassie starts submitting journal entries like “A Virtual Tour of My Insanely Messy Desk.” But her sassy humor isn’t winning her any friends or helping her ailing grades. What’s a girl to do when life gets totally insane? 

Barbara Dee has created a witty, poignant portrait of an intense, honest, feisty girl who is ferociously funny and only too human.

My Opinion:

I can’t remember too much about this book expect that it was HILARIOUS! It was extremely funny and I enjoyed it a lot.

#4 Absolutely Truly (Pumpkin Falls Mystery #1)  by Heather Vogel Frederick

Goodread’s Summary:

An unsent letter in a first edition copy of Charlotte’s Web leads to a hunt for treasure in this heartwarming middle grade mystery from the author of The Mother-Daughter Book Club.

Now that Truly Lovejoy’s father has been injured by an IED in Afghanistan and is having trouble finding work back home, the family moves from Texas to tiny Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, to take over Lovejoy’s Books, a struggling bookstore that’s been in the family for one hundred years.

With two older brothers and two younger sisters clamoring for attention, her mother back in school, and everyone up to their eyebrows trying to keep Lovejoy’s Books afloat, Truly feels more overlooked than usual. So she pours herself into uncovering the mystery of an undelivered letter she finds stuck in a valuable autographed first edition of Charlotte’s Web, which subsequently goes missing from the bookshop. What’s inside the envelope leads Truly and her new Pumpkin Falls friends on a madcap treasure hunt around town, chasing clues that could spell danger.

My Opinion:

Once again, I don’t remember a ton about this book but it was really good! It was a good mystery, still if I remember correctly it wasn’t exactly heart stopping, just interesting. Still, it was a funny read definitely worth looking into.