A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Going Wild by Lisa McMann

Going Wild by Lisa McMann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 27th 2016 by HarperCollins
Source: egalley via edelweiss

Going Wild (#1)

The latest book by Lisa McMann aimed at her youngest audience yet. Suitable approximately for the grade 4-6 age group this is a superhero story combined with mystery and intrigue. The children in the book are twelve and in Grade 6, though this is not mentioned too often and one can start to think they are a little older until we are reminded. There is also a picture every couple of chapters or so. The book started off a little slow for me because I hadn't realised it was going to be for this younger audience. I've read McMann's other books for teens and middle graders. However, once I got into the story and accepted what it was I became involved in it and ended up liking it very much. The children are interesting characters and the story is fun and exciting. This first book in a new series gathers speed until it reaches a very intense climax that makes you turn the pages very quickly. And then it ends on that note, leaving us dangling as to what will happen next. The superpower parts are really fun and the book will appeal to superhero fans both male and female. A couple of female Marvel superheroes are also mentioned.


  1. I enjoyed one of Lisa M series. My daughter is 9 I wonder if she would like this. I may just buy and see. Thanks for the review.

    BTW, I like the new look, you cut your hair. Is it a summer look or you going for a new fun look? :-)

  2. Your daughter is the perfect age for this book!

    Thanks for your comment. It's pretty much the same hairstyle but dyesd copper on top and black around the bottom. It's my look for the fall. LOL