Rebecca R

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (14 of 14)
In My Own Words:
I am an avid reader on a limited budget. I will read just about anything I can get my hands on and generally average around a book a day.

In case anyone is curious about my background as it relates to my reviews... I have a BA in English Literature with a specialization in professional writing and a minor in computer information systems management. I worked for several years as an editor for a… Read more

reading (obviously), western riding, border collies, leatherwork


Top Reviewer Ranking: 225,693 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 14
2:17 AM - Eyes in the Dark by Kathrin Brückmann
2:17 AM - Eyes in the Dark by Kathrin Brückmann
4.0 out of 5 stars A very creepy story, 8 Jan 2014
I received this one as a gift from a friend. Unfortunately she didn't realize I'm not a huge fan of scary stories, and this one definitely fits that category. It's a very creepy story and it definitely made me think, which I am sure was the point. I am sure those who like scary stories will enjoy it more.
MYTHBOUND (The Argonaut's Almanac Book 1) by Darren Craske
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate in YA, 7 Jan 2014
Note that I'm actually an adult and have no kids, so I can only guess what youths actually want to read, but in my opinion, this book is absolutely awesome. It is exactly what I would want my kids to be reading if I had any.

I picked up this one to read a night I was really sick and needed something light and something that wouldn't send me running for a red pen. I've read works by Darren Craske before, including another YA, _The Lantern Menace_, so I knew he was likely to deliver. And he did... it is much better than I hoped!!

I've read a good bit of YA lately, not always realizing that the fantasy I pick up is actually supposed to be YA, and few of them come anywhere… Read more
Keldane the Cursed by Jeffrey Hollar
Keldane the Cursed by Jeffrey Hollar
These are the kind of stories I would have liked to have read as a kid. And the kind I'd like for my nieces and nephews to have the chance to read. Keldane is cursed in that things just don't go right for him. His schoolmates are bullies and he struggles to live up to his father's reputation. But he keeps on trying to improve and the work finally pays off for him.

If you read these quickly one after the other, some things do seem a bit repetitive. I think they'd be best suited for bedtime reading once or a few times a week instead of a cover to cover read.

Unfortunately there are some small editing issues, mostly missing words.