Monday, January 28, 2019

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith has so much adventure and emotion in each chapter, and I absolutely loved the writing style. The settings of the book are described so vividly it makes the story even more wonderful. I felt like I was there as the story unfolded. I enjoyed Hugo’s family and his British accent, and that the families, both Mae’s and Hugo’s, stick together. I strongly recommend this book for anyone looking for a good novel. ~ Maclane, 12, Carolina Day School, First Reads Reviewer.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Give the Dark my Love by Beth Revis

If I could get my jaw up off the floor for a second, I'd just say WOW!! Give the Dark my Love is a rich, dark sci-fi/ fantasy that makes you question what it means to be a villain. I think my favorite thing about this book was the main character, Nedra. Every decision she makes leads her to a sacrifice and I absolutely loved being able to read a book that was so centered around the conflict of a character. It was very character and relationship driven but the theme of the book was just AWESOME! I think a lot of authors have tried to write something close to this "villain" story but none have ever made me question the morality of a character as much as this. Nedra did terrible things for good reasons and it was an amazing story. ~ Bren,17, Country Ridge Academy, First Reads Reviewer.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Malaprop’s is excited to announce a new program for young readers ages 7-17. First Reads gives you the chance to read books months before they are published. We know. It’s pretty cool. Intrigued?

Here’s the deal. Publishers send us early copies of books called Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs). Sadly, we busy booksellers simply don’t have time to read all of these amazing books, so we need readers like you to lend a hand!

This is how it works:
1.  Fill out and return the attached enrollment form.
2. Select any book of your choice from our pile of ARCs.
3. Read your NEW, TOTALLY FREE BOOK. (Keep it forever or pass it on to a pal!)
4.  Email your review to:
5.  Choose another ARC from our First Reads bins.
6.  Read and repeat!
7.  Selected reviews will be posted in the store, and may also appear on our website, in our newsletter, or on our First Reads blog:

The fine print:
1.  Only one ARC at a time. Once we get your review, you can take another.
2.  If we choose to use your review as a store shelf talker, you will earn $5 store credit (limit 2 per month) to be used toward any book (only one credit allowed per book). Credit will not be given until the review appears on our shelves.
3.  If you don’t have email, go ahead and write up the review  (make sure it’s legible) and bring it into the store. Just make sure we have a phone number to notify you if you receive a store credit.
4.  Reviews may be edited.

Come by the store, sign up, choose a book, and get reading! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Click by Kayla Miller

This is a great graphic novel. If you are just beginning to read or are not a huge chapter book reader, this is a perfect book for you! I love this book so much! Its a great book for anyone and everyone. At the end, I almost shouted " Encore!!!" ~ Veda, 11, First Reads Reviewer.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Anything but Okay by Sarah Darer Littman

In “Anything But Okay”, Sarah Darer Littman explores the emotions and life of a teen girl named Stella after her brother returns from his latest tour as a US Marine in Afghanistan. He is moody and sad, and Stella is terrified. In a way, it almost seems as if Littman is in the mind of a scared teenager. This book covers everything from large social and political issues to mental health and teenage relationships in a smooth, well-written, meaningful story.

This book will be released on October 9, 2018
~ Sophie, 8, Franklin School of Innovation
First Reads Reviewer

Friday, August 24, 2018

I loved this addition to The Star-Touched Queen series! I love seeing what happens to the beloved characters after their tales have “ended”, as well as gain insight into what shapes them into the people we meet in each book.~ Bren, 17,
Country Ridge Academy First Reads Reviewer

The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight

I enjoyed reading The Frame-Up very much. I could never predict what was going to happen next.  I thought that most of the characters were very interesting, and I liked that the story was different from anything else that I have read.  The story was exciting but there were also some very funny parts. I recommend this book to people who like mysteries without the scary parts. ~ Clara, 10,

The New Classical Academy
First Reads Reviewer

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith has so much adventure and emotion in each chapter, and I absolutely loved the writing style. The...