recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Middle Grade

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, […]

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 […]

Recommendation: The Baby-sitters Club

Recommendation: The Baby-sitters Club

The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier original series by Ann M. Martin The fact that I am recommending this series makes me smile — right from the inside out. As a child, books defined my days. They were an escape from a reality […]

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 […]