recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Middle Grade

Review: The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

Review: The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar

The Chronicles of Captain Shelly Manhar by Nabila Fairuz   Captain Shelly Manhar is courageous and cheeky, but she’s also cautious. Her past haunts her like the lingering scent of briny fish on the deck of her ship, The Untamed. Holding her emotions in check […]

Review: Refugees

Review: Refugees

Refugees (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Volume 1) by R. A. Denny ” ‘In the last days, when the new star glows in the skies; Out of the depths of the rocks we call. Hear our cries! As earth’s secrets unfold, he who sleeps will arise; […]

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 […]

Review: Rosemarked

Review: Rosemarked

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne   Zivah was considered one of the blessed ones. Having found her calling as a healer at an early age, she devoted her time and energy almost exclusively to the art of saving those around her. Under the expert tutelage of […]

Review: The Bone Sparrow

Review: The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon ” If we all sing together, our song can light up the dark. “   Set in a space that could be yesterday, today, or tomorrow, The Bone Sparrow chronicles the life and times of a young boy living […]

Review: The Adventurers Guild

Review: The Adventurers Guild

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos   ” Ser Jerra Freestone, the Paladin. Magus Zahira Silverglow, the Enchantress. Mother Aedra, Priestess of the Golden Way. Dox Eural, the Assassin.  Foster Pendelton: the Warlock. The Traitor. The Father of Monsters. Foster the […]

Recommendation: Race the Night

Recommendation: Race the Night

Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard ” The space between them doesn’t matter as long as they exist. “   Eider lives in a state of total, yet quiet confusion. Ever since the rattlesnake bite things haven’t been the same. And even before then, things […]

Review: Mistress of All Evil : A Tale of the Dark Fairy

Review: Mistress of All Evil : A Tale of the Dark Fairy

Mistress of All Evil : A Tale of the Dark Fairy by Serena Valentino ” Whatever her origins, she belonged to the crows. “   Everyone knows the stories that belong to the princesses. They are tales as old as time, told of beautiful girls […]

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, […]