Serpent’s Secret – book review

May 16, 2018

The Serpent’s Secret Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1 by Sayantani Dasgupta Adventure Fantasy Mythology Tween * * * Stars (Pretty good) Kiranmala thinks she’s just an ordinary Jersey kid, but on her 12th birthday, she finds out she’s really a princess from another dimension.  Before she can even really wrap her mind around that her guardians (people she’s thought were her parents all these years) are kidnapped, her house…


Time Museum – book review

May 2, 2018

The Time Museum Book #1 by Matthew Loux Adventure Graphic Novel Mystery Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) While visiting her uncle over summer vacation Delia Bean follows a kiwi bird into the woods and discovers the Earth Time Museum.  It’s a museum of all of planet Earth’s history from all times – past, present, and future!  She learns her uncle runs the place and…


Hidden Oracle – book review

April 30, 2018

The Hidden Oracle The Trials of Apollo #1 by Rick Riordan Audio Edition Adventure Fantasy Mythology Mystery * * * * Stars (Great!) The Greek god, Apollo, has been transformed into a teenage boy named Lester – complete with acne and flab!  He’s not sure why he’s being punished (or what for), but he quickly discovers he’s in danger.  He’s lost most of his godly powers and those that remain…


Wrinkle in Time – Read It & Rate It

April 3, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle Adventure Graphic Novel edition Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is about a family that lost their father but soon they will find these three mysterious ladies, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which.  They will travel through the galaxy and discover new creatures.  I liked this book because there was a lot of action.


La Belle Sauvage

February 8, 2018

La Belle Sauvage Book of Dust #1 by Philip Pullman Adventure Fantasy Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) In this first book of a series that takes place prior The Golden Compass, Malcolm (12 years old) learns of the existence of baby Lyra (said to be the child of Lord Asrael and Mrs. Coulter) who comes to be looked after by the nuns at a nearby convent where…


Whatever After: Sink or Swim

January 3, 2018

Sink or Swim Whatever After #3 by Sarah Mlynowski Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Abby and Jonah go through the mirror again!  This time they fall into the story of the Little Mermaid and it starts out in the water.  When they finally swim to shore, they are in the Kingdom of Mustard (Prince Eric’s).  When they try to find Ariel they take a painting…


Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites

December 30, 2017

Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites Tennis Shoe Adventure series #1 by Christ Heimerdinger Adventure Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Jim Hawkins, Jennifer Hawkins, and Garth Plimpton are up for a big adventure.  They travel to a cave following a trail that leads to a secret.  They travel to an ancient world where they go through lots of breathtaking challenges.  I definitely enjoyed this book. …


Whatever After: If the Shoe Fits

December 21, 2017

If the Shoe Fits Whatever After #2 by Sarah Mlynowski Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) When Abby and Jonah knock on the mirror (again!), this time they fall into Cinderella’s story!!!  And when they are trying to help Cinderella find some kind of job to get out of her evil stepmother’s house, they try cleaning (she hates cleaning).  That doesn’t work.  They try sewing (she’s…


Whatever After: Fairest of All

December 21, 2017

Fairest of All Whatever After #1 by Sarah Mlynowski Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Abby, a girl who wants to be a judge when she grows up, has just moved!!!  New school, new friends, and new everything!  During nighttime when she finds her brother knocking at a giant mirror in the basement, she finds the purple mirror hissing!  (It turned purple and then it sucks…


Lock and Key: Initiation

December 14, 2017

Initiation Lock and Key #1 by Ridley Pearson Adventure Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Lock and Key” by Ridley Pearson is a great book with Sherlock Holmes as a smart-aleck kid who tries to befriend the two main protagonists, David and his sister, and also tries to solve a mystery that leads to danger.