MMGM:Lawless by Jeffrey Salane


Marvelous Middle Grade Monday is a meme started by Shannon Messenger to celebrate middle grade books. This week I’m looking at LAWLESS by Jeffrey Salane

If I could give this book a grade I would give it an A+. It was a bit slow to start because I didin’t really get it. The characters in this book are really cool.

I would recommend this book to my friends because it’s very exciting, scary and sometimes confusing. It’s difficult to read but I liked it!

The best part was when M tried to steal the painting, Jacob De Gheyn 3 and she almost got caught.

I would change when M loses the painting in the lake. I would have her break it by accident. I think you should know that it is interesting, funny, scary and confusing. Also here’s what Goodreads has to say about it:

The Lawless School provides the right education for kids on the wrong side of the law.

M Freeman has been homeschooled her entire life. So M has no idea just how unusual her education has been – not until she leaves home to attend the prestigious (and mysterious) Lawless School.

Suddenly, it’s very clear to M that her tutors have been preparing her all along for a life of crime. She excels at escape tactics. She’s a whiz at spotting forgeries. Her years of piano lessons pay off when picking pockets and cracking safes.

M’s newfound talent for criminal mischief soon brings her to the attention of the Masters, the secretive school’s most secretive clique. M’s interest in the Masters is personal – joining this international dishonor society is her best chance to learn the truth about her father’s life . . . and his death. But when her first real-world heist goes wrong, M is left wondering: Is there truly honor among thieves?

LAWLESS will be published in April 2013 from Scholastic! YAY!!

VerseDay #7



VerseDay is here. Hop over to for a special guest post from poet and novelist Tim Sinclair. Here’s a taste:VerseDay #7 : Guest Blogger Tim Sinclair on Valentine’s Day and Giveaway!

This VerseDay welcomes a guest blogger, Australian verse novelist and poet, Tim Sinclair. Also visit Marci Atkins’s blog for her VerseDay post, a printable annotated Haiku booklist. Sounds intriguing!

Take it away, Tim:

First, let me address the elephant in the room. That big fluffy pink elephant, with its chocolate heart and rose petal blood, holding a giant bunch of helium balloons declaring undying love to the cliché. Yep. Luv is all around…

Read more here.

My Sister the Vampire:Switched by Sienna Mercer


Today I will be reviewing My Sister the Vampire:Switched by Sienna Mercer. this is what Goodreads says about it!

When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she’s excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia’s opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they’re identical–identical twins!Olivia and Ivy are brimming with plans to switch places and pull every twin trick in the book. But Olivia soon discovers that she and Ivy aren’t exactly the same. Ivy’s a vampire. And she’s not the only one in town.

So as you can see this is the first book in the series of My Sister the Vampire.There are at least 12 books in the series. I liked it because I like vampires. And it’s full of surprises!! I really liked it when Ivy (who is a vampire)tells Olivia(who is not a vampire)that she is a vampire!:)

It’s exciting and interesting.I thought that having a vampire sister would be AMAZING! Because a vampire drinks blood but not human or animal blood ,artificial blood because they have not bitten people or animals in centuries! Because they say that drinking blood would be gross! And it would risk exposing vampires!:( So read it!