recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 13+

Review: Willa of the Wood

Review: Willa of the Wood

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty   Willa can blend. She can disappear. She can bend the wood to her very will, feeling the drum of it deep in her bones. She can move like a snake, silent and cunning. The very soil of […]

Review: Umbertouched

Review: Umbertouched

Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne   When last we saw the healer Zivah and the warrior Dineas, they were on a mission against the Empire. All of their collective efforts were wrapped up in finding out the purpose and strategy of the impending war, and what […]

Double Review: Seasons of Littleton

Double Review: Seasons of Littleton

Christmas at Edgewood Park & Christmas at Cartwright Manor a pair of novellas, by Shaela Kay   Happy New Year, my loyal readers and bookish enthusiasts! I hope you’ve all had wonderful and memorable holidays with the loved ones you have chosen to spend your […]

Review: Picture Us In The Light

Review: Picture Us In The Light

Picture Us In the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert   Life in the Cheng household has always been quiet. Danny has grown up much of his life in an affluent part of California, watching his parents work hard at their jobs to create an existence […]

Review: Factor Man

Review: Factor Man

Factor Man by Matt Ginsberg   As an established book reviewer, I receive a lot of what are known in the industry as ARCS. These are advanced reader copies, essentially novels that are on their way to being produced for the masses and are soft-launching […]

Recommendation: Passenger

Recommendation: Passenger

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.   There are some fantasy worlds […]

Review: Prince in Disguise

Review: Prince in Disguise

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm   “You’re Dusty’s sister?” For the entirety of Dylan’s life, she’s been firmly ensconced in Dusty’s perfume-ridden shadow. And it’s not even that she begrudges her sister the spotlight; Dusty is far better suited for the glitz and […]

Recommendation: The Fountain

Recommendation: The Fountain

The Fountain by Suzy Vadori   I’ve been reading since I was a young child and as a result, I’ve blown through thousands of books in my nearly 36 years. There are a precious few that I always seem to go back to, there are […]

Recommendation: Little Women

Recommendation: Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  “Once upon a time, there were four girls, who had enough to eat and drink and wear, a good many comforts and pleasures, kind friends and parents who loved them dearly, and yet they were not contented. “ Hearing […]

Review: Shutter

Review: Shutter

Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz ” I assume he must be on the run, hiding from someone maybe. His hands are in full view at his mouth; there appears to be something on one of his wrists. I edge out a little farther to take […]