Monday, April 18, 2016

Review >> Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, 240 pages (9780385753555)
Source: ARC received from Net Galley

Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard believes there is a scientific explanation for everything. After her mother dies, her father packs up Ophelia and her sister and takes a job at a museum where Ophelia first discovers something is not quite right in this quiet town. For one thing, it always snows, museum exhibits appear to move, some of the portraits are almost too lifelike, a clock is counting down to...something, and then there's the strange encounter with the mysterious boy locked away in a far corner of the museum... Ophelia must set aside everything she thinks she knows about the world and find her courage in order to solve the mystery and help the nameless boy.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Review >> The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1)


The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepherd
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardcover, 420 pages (9780062128027)
Source: Purchased from Mysterious Galaxy

Juliet Moreau, who had only known a life of luxury and intrigue, has been sent to work as a maid at a medical school in London after her father is suspected of conducting horrific experiments. She is left orphaned and penniless in the growing industrial city, but soon uncovers a chilling clue that leads her to believe her father is alive and well... and continuing his gruesome experiments on a remote tropical island where he has been creating humans out of animals. With the help of her father's assistant, the handsome servant boy from her childhood, she sets off on a quest to uncover the truth of her father's work, and to discover whether or not she herself has the propensity for a bit of madness.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Release Tuesday >> May 7, 2013

New Release Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's that time of the week again! Yes, my dears, it's NEW RELEASE TUESDAY, a book lover's favorite day of the week in which fresh new copies of literature are made available to us. I was bad and went out and picked up The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey earlier today. There's been some buzz surrounding this new release and I've been anxiously awaiting getting my hands on a copy. Also on my list to buy is the witchy historical thriller Chantress, Thorn Abbey, a retelling of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca, and the post-apocalyptic brother survival story The End GamesWhich titles are you most excited for this week?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Back from Hiatus


Hey fellow readers! I'm sorry The Lost Lola has been gone for so long, I've been dealing with some things in my personal life and was having a hard time finding the time to give my blog the love it deserved. I am working on updating again, and hope to have The Lost Lola back in order over the next month. Thanks for reading, and keep those book recommendations coming!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Review >> Lost Girls

Lost Girls by Ann Kelley
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, 319 pages (9780316090629)
Source: ARC from ALA

The Amelia Earhart Cadets, military daughters living on base during the Vietnam War, are gearing up for a camping trip on a deserted island off the coast of Thailand. Bonnie MacDonald has been eagerly awaiting this trip to spend time away from her family to be with her friends and their glamorous chaperone. Their trip takes a turn for the worse when a devastating storm destroys their camp and leaves one girl dead and the others fighting for survival stranded on the "forbidden island." How many days can the girls survive and will they ever be rescued?


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cover Me Fashionable >> Shattered Souls (Souls #1)

Shattered Souls (Souls #1) by Mary Lindsey

Cover Me Fashionable is a weekly meme hosted by The Lost Lola, which features clothing finds by readers which match the outfits worn on the covers of their favorite books. This week's fashionable cover find is this ridiculously stunning rose dress crafted by Joseph Mossie in 2012 and made from 300 roses. When you possess the unusual gift of communicating with and helping out lost souls, like Lenzi in Shattered Souls (Souls #1), you can be sure that your wardrobe is going to be equally unorthodox. Although the red rose has long been used in rituals of love (the Ancient Greeks associated roses with the goddess Aphrodite), the flower has also been used in rituals involving spirits of the deceased, as the color was seen as a reminder of blood and therefore life. Adorning yourself in the petals of this fragrant flower may even aid in choosing between the mortal man who has won your heart and the immortal protector who haunts your dreams.

Joseph Massie Rose Dress

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Novel Fashion >> Get the "Jett Gallatin" Look

"Everything about Jett Gallatin told the world the black-clad drifter was either a gambler or a shootist- or both- but no one in their wildest dreams would think Jett Gallatin was a girl." Dead Reckoning

Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder...cause she can!
In Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill's novel Dead Reckoning, the wild west has become the backdrop for a zombie infestation, and Jett Gallatin and her crew have been dropped smack dab in the middle of undead Alsop, Texas. Jett has disguised herself as a young man in this story in order to create the facade of a rough and tough gunslinger, her endgame being to find her missing brother (a much easier task without the added burden of too-tight corsets and layers of heavy skirts). However, she still longs for the fanciful and elaborate fashion she has been forced to leave behind, although she quickly learns it is much easier to run from a horde of bloodthirsty zombies when your dress isn't weighing you down. The western and steampunk setting creates a great basis and inspiration for designing your own frontier outfit, just as long as you remember to pack your salt for tackling those pesky zombies who just won't seem to drop dead... again.

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