recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Young Adult

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 […]

Recommendation: Beautiful Creatures

Recommendation: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia   ” ‘Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures.’ “   Casters. Light or Dark. Good or […]

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 […]

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 […]