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
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
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
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
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
Fallen Empires Cleopatra in Space, book #5 by Mike Maihack Action Adventure Comedy/Funny Graphic Novel Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Cleo (Cleopatra) goes hiding after a mysterious death at Yasiro Academy, and she and her friends set out to uncover the spy who must be working within the school ranks. I liked this book because it is mysterious and interesting for me.
The Loop by Ben Oliver Adventure Mystery Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book gives you an unreal idea at the start, how the book keeps you engaged and introduces the characters quickly, then exciting plot point and the action starts. Plot twists, friends lost, and a sad end. The immense span of characters is a lot! For middle and high school teens.
The Last Treasure by Janet S. Anderson Adventure Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The story starts with a boy named Ellsworth. He and his dad live in an apartment. His mom died when he was still little. On his 13th birthday he was allowed to go meet the rest of his family. Elizabeth, his grandmother, always had given him a birthday card, but this time she said in the card … Read more
The Book of Life All Souls series, book #3 by Deborah Harkness Adventure Fantasy Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Following Diana and Matthew as they come back from the 16th century. They find that past mistakes haunt them and also trying to deal with incoming twins that might be part witch and part vampire. This book keeps you on your toes with different events happening. This book is truly the … Read more