Front Country – book review

Front Country by Sara St. Antoine Adventure Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Ginny Shepard’s world comes squealing to a halt when her science teacher starts a unit on climate change. Unlike her classmates, Ginny can’t seem to stop thinking about all the animals going extinct and the planet dying. Her friends and family don’t understand why it’s hard for her to care about anything else. When Ginny starts ignoring her grades in … Read more

Nettle & Bone – book review

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher Adventure Fantasy Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) When Princess Marra learns that her older sister is trapped in an abusive relationship, she vows to find a way to release her from her torment. This involves a lengthy quest to acquire the tools and companions she needs to do so – a bone dog, a gravewitch, her own fairy godmother (who is actually much better at curses than … Read more

How to Get Away with Myrtle – Read It and Rate It

How to Get Away with Myrtle Myrtle Hardcastle series, book #2 by Elizabeth C. Bunce Adventure Mystery Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Myrtle Hardcastle is fuming. Though she solved the mystery of Redgraves, her father has sent her and Miss Judson packing off to the seashore for a “relaxing vacation,” or in Myrtle’s knowledge, to get her away from her Morbid Obsession with Death. Additionally, to further lengthen the … Read more

Cold-Blooded Myrtle – Read It and Rate It

Cold-Blooded Myrtle Myrtle Hardcastle series, book #3 by Elizabeth C. Bunce Adventure Mystery Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Myrtle is back in her town for Christmas. However, when Myrtle is around somehow crime will be around also. Before she has to deal with another murder, Myrtle also has to deal with what is happening at home. Like how Miss Judson and her father are arguing and mad at each … Read more

Premeditated Myrtle – Read It and Rate It

Premeditated Myrtle Myrtle Hardcastle series, book #1 by Elizabeth C. Bunce Adventure Mystery Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Myrtle Hardcastle has grown up around crime. After all, her father is the town prosecutor and her mother was a doctor. However, when crime appears nextdoor, Myrtle’s father does not want her poking around. Elusively, Myrtle and her governess, Miss Judson, investigate the crime anyway. Miss Judson, though more of a … Read more

Captive Kingdom – Read It and Rate It

The Captive Kingdom Ascendance series, book #4 by Jennifer A. Nielsen Adventure Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book takes place before the epilogue of the third book. Jaron, Imogen, Tobias, Roden, and Amarinda are all sailing on an Avenian Pirate ship, loaded with weapons Carthya despearately needs. Before they reach safety, they are overtaken by a ship commanded by a ruthless captain. The captain is taking them to a land … Read more

Shadow Throne – Read It and Rate It

The Shadow Throne Ascendance series, book #3 by Jennifer A. Nielsen Adventure Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Jaron has survived the Avenian Pirates, but now he has to guide his kingdom through war. Against 3 kingdoms. And if thins couldn’t get more complicated, the love of his life, Imogen, has been kidnapped. So now Jaron must make the decision to rescue her, if he can. That means breaking into the … Read more

Theft of Sunlight – Read It and Rate It

The Theft of Sunlight Dauntless Path series, book #2 by Intisar Khanani Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The Theft of Sunlight” is a gorgeous and riveting story set against a dark, lush world inspired by middle eastern fantasy. Khanani spins a tale of intrigue, captivating you in the deceivingly glittering palaces and ethereal beauty of Menaiya, all whilst a chilling secret lurks just beyond the next page. Amraeya ni Ansarim has … Read more

House in the Cerulean Sea – Read It and Rate It

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Adventure Fantasy LGBTQ+ Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The story follows a 40-year-old man named Linus Baker, who works at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth evaluating the well-being of children kept in orphanages authorized by the government. One day Linus is tasked with a new highly classified assignment: to journey to Marsyas Island orphanage and supervise 6 mysterious and … Read more

Hike to Home – book review

The Hike to Home by Jess Rinker Adventure Mystery Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Lin Moser is having the worst summer of her life. She’s used to traveling around the world with her famous parents (her dad renovates houses and her mom films him, and in their spare time they go on all kinds of adventures), and now she’s stuck in a tiny town in New Jersey with nothing interesting to do. … Read more