Word Nerd Review: The Hazel Wood

Word Nerd Review – The Hazel Wood – Melissa Albert by Trisha Quezada Sometimes bad luck is just bad luck. Sometimes it’s more than it seems. When you’re raised on fairy tales it’s impossible to tell the difference. Alice Proserpine has had bad luck follow her for her whole life. When her mysterious and reclusive grandmother,…

Word Nerd Review: The City of Brass

Word Nerd Review – The City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty by Trisha Quezada The City of Brass is set in the Middle East, beginning in Cairo and continuing across the desert to the island of the djinn. When Nahri, an orphan thief and con artist with a talent for healing, accidentally summons a demon while…

Word Nerd Review: Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve

Word Nerd Review: Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve by Trisha Quezada Amidst the arguments Bryan and my husband had about the movie version of Ready Player One, we got to talking about the upcoming movie version of Mortal Engines. I tend to be a purist about movie adaptations of books so I typically don’t see…

Word Nerd Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznik

Word Nerd Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznik by Trisha Quezada This is a story of loss and belonging told through a combination of pictures and text. It’s not exactly a graphic novel, nor is it a traditional picture book. Filled with incredibly detailed full- page pencil drawings that take the place…

Word Nerd Review: Where am I meow? by Neko Atsume

Where am I meow? And HAIKU: SEASONS OF THE KITTY by Neko Atsume Review by Trisha Quezada It’s been a rough couple of weeks at my day job. So when an unexpected package showed up at my door, I tossed it in my laptop bag and ran off to work. When I got a minute…

Word Nerd Review: Fish Girl

Word Nerd Review: Fish Girl by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli Review by Trisha Quezada Fish Girl is a graphic novel that’s written in the spirit of a classic fairy tale. On the surface it’s a story about friendship and family. Underneath, however, is a distinctly unsettling thread of abduction and imprisonment. Fish Girl…

Word Nerd Review: The Gateway Trilogy

Word Nerd Review: The Gateway Trilogy by Trisha Quezada Crazy dreams, haunted buildings, angry ghosts, and secret societies. Just a normal day in the life of Jess Ballard. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s heir to a position in the realm of the supernatural. The Gateway Trilogy is the story of a college student…

Word Nerd Review: From a Certain Point of View

Word Nerd Review: From a Certain Point of View by Trisha Quezada Provided by the Publisher for Review From a Certain Point of View gathers the things that get left on the cutting room floor when a book is made into a movie. They give you all the color, depth, nuance, and insight that movies…

Word Nerd Review: The Lunar Chronicles

Word Nerd Review: The Lunar Chronicles by Trisha Quezada So, you know how most people binge watch TV shows? Yeah…I do that with books. Last week (okay…let’s be honest, it was just the weekend. I may have a problem…) I read the rest of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I had high hopes for…

Word Nerd Review: Ink and Bone

Word Nerd Review: Ink and Bone by Trisha Quezada What if the great library at Alexandria had never been destroyed? What if all the knowledge of the world was instead compiled there and could be instantly transferred to a book that every world citizen carried in their pockets? What if, along with that, all original…