Joanne Mattern. New York: Aladdin/Oregon: Beyond Words, 2014. 224 pp. Rating: Worthy
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is probably the most common question children are asked. How many times growing up were you asked that question? However, during the course of childhood, the answer changes with each passing day. While there are kids who choose a profession at an early age, the majority of youth are indecisive and switch industries frequently. Although I bounced between two career choices, my younger sister considered a variety of careers. She aspired to be a professional tennis player, model, doctor, and dental hygienist before settling on nursing. The Be What You Want Series provides a gateway for kids to begin exploring viable career options.
I'm so excited to announce my first blog giveaway!!! Aaaaaaahhh!!!!
Three years ago, I jumped feet first into book blogging. I started Say Whaaat!? to share my love of books with others. It would be a place where fellow book lovers and I could gush, discuss, debate, and recommend books. Although initially overwhelmed by the vast blogosphere, I have found my footing and become more comfortable with each post. To celebrate, I'm having a giveaway! A $15 Amazon Gift Card is up for grabs upon reaching 50 followers. The contest opens Thursday, February 20 and ends on Thursday, March 20. If you already follow the blog, you are still eligible to enter the giveaway.
Rebecca Maizel. New York: St, Martin's Griffin,
2013. 304 pp.
**Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers.**
Goodreads Summary: A new
year is beginning at Wickham Boarding School. A new chance at life, at
reversing the evil in my past. But nothing is ever as simple it seems...
Last year, the love of my
life died performing a ritual to fulfill my one wish and make me human. And
now I've performed the same ritual for my friend Vicken –
and survived. Why am I here, back safe on Wickham campus?
The strong magic I used in
the ritual did more than just make Vicken human. It drew someone to Lover’s Bay
who does not belong here. She wants the ritual. Then she wants me dead. And she
will take down any and everyone in my life to get what she wants.