recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Fantasy

Review: The West Woods

Review: The West Woods

The West Woods by Suzy Vadori A legacy family full of secrets, a mysterious fountain set in dense woods, and a prestigious preparatory school make up the bones of The West Woods, the new novel by Canadian author Suzy Vadori. A prequel to the Prix […]

Review: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (A Fiendish Arrangement)

Review: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (A Fiendish Arrangement)

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (A Fiendish Arrangement) by Alexandra Bracken Prosperity Redding was not only cursed with a terrible name, he was unfortunately dubbed the black sheep of the family almost from birth. Steadily standing in the shadow of his vivacious twin sister Prue, […]

Recommendation: A Game of Thrones

Recommendation: A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin The fandom surrounding A Game of Thrones is the stuff that legends are made of. Millions of people around the world have turned their heads towards Westeros and its game of betrayal, deviant and taboo behavior, […]

Review: Shimmer and Burn

Review: Shimmer and Burn

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta This is the story of two kings: one has taken to hiding among the shadows of a plague-ridden city while the other rules over his land with an iron fist, desperate to hold on to his stolen magic. In […]

Recommendation: The Princess, The Scoundrel, And The Farm Boy

Recommendation: The Princess, The Scoundrel, And The Farm Boy

The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken If your son is anything like mine, it is almost impossible to get him to read outside of his allotted “required reading” for school. The summer has always been a struggle for me as […]

Review: Azarias Tor – The History Maker

Review: Azarias Tor – The History Maker

Azarias Tor: The History Maker by Richard Abbott-Brailey ” Remember, whatever you do now, in the past, and in the future — timing is everything. “ What if there really is more to life? What if your life truly has a higher purpose? Most members […]

Recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” Happy Summer! We get lots of reading done in the hot […]

Recommendation: A Court Of Thorns And Roses

Recommendation: A Court Of Thorns And Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas ” Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all. ” Feyre knows nothing but survival. Since the financial collapse of her family’s fortune and livelihood, she has had […]

Review: Alice – The Wanderland Chronicles

Review: Alice – The Wanderland Chronicles

Alice : The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan ” ‘Rule number one: Always protect your queen.’ “ Alice Carroll is desperate. A plague has been sweeping her city for an incalculable amount of time and although she and her sister have been able to avoid […]

Recommendation: Outlander

Recommendation: Outlander

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon “ Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone, I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One. I give ye my Spirit, ’til our Life shall be Done. ”  The Second World War is at […]