Mooncakes – book review

October 25, 2019

Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker Fantasy Graphic Novel LGBTQ Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Nova Huang is a young witch who is reunited with her childhood friend Tam Lang (pronouns: they, them), a young werewolf, when Tam returns to town in pursuit of a demon that can only be destroyed by her wolf magic. Nova’s grandmothers are able to temporarily bind the demon while Nova and…

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Wayward Son – book review

October 25, 2019

Wayward Son Simon Snow #2 by Rainbow Rowell Fantasy Romance * * Stars (Just ok) After defeating the Humdrum in “Carry On,” Simon Snow and his friends have to adjust to normal life – one where magical dangers don’t lurk around every corner. Penny and Baz are handling the transition well, but Simon, who has lost his magic (but gained large leathery wings and a tail), has spent months on…

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Adventures in Cartooning – book review

October 10, 2019

Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost Adventure Fantasy Funny Graphic Novel Nonfiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is my new favorite DIY guide to writing comics. A snarky Magic Cartooning Elf encourages a not-so-artistic princess to follow her dreams and make a comic book of her own, along the way offering helpful suggestions and tips…

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Okay Witch – book review

October 1, 2019

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner Fantasy Graphic Novel Historical Fiction Supernatural Tween * * * * Stars (Great!) Moth discovers that she’s a real, honest-to-goodness witch with witch powers – a fact that her mother has been keeping from her ALL her life. When mom won’t divulge any additional details and refuses to teach Moth how to master her powers, Moth takes matters into her own hands. (Well, she…

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Abby in Wonderland – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Abby in Wonderland Whatever After #11 by Sarah Mylnowski Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Abby is going to have fun with her friends at Penny’s house on a windy day, she accidentally drops her Crazy 8 card. It starts flying into the golf course where there is a giant hole. Frankie (Abby’s friend) falls into it! Then Penny and Robin and Abby! But they’re…

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Monster Calls – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Fantasy Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is a really compelling and complex book. It is now in fact one of my favorite books. It really gives you a lot to think about, and the monster’s stories can be a bit hard to understand, so you really have to think about the hidden meanings. I strongly suggest to…

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Maximum Ride: Nevermore – Read It and Rate It

September 4, 2019

Nevermore Maximum Ride #8 by James Patterson Fantasy Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars Max and her flock are at the end of the world. Max loves Fang and Dylan but she doesn’t trust Dylan even if he’s perfect for her. I really liked it because even if Max is a mutant with wings, she is a teen and you can have the same…

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Unwanteds – Read It and Rate It

September 4, 2019

The Unwanteds Unwanteds #1 by Lisa McMann Dystopian Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Alex is 13-years-old when he is purged for being creative. He is scared to be separated from his brother Aaron, but he makes many new friends along the way.

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Fairest: Levana’s Story – Read It and Rate It

September 4, 2019

Fairest: Levana’s Story Lunar Chronicles #5 (prequel) by Marissa Meyer Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Fairest” is the 5th book in the Lunar Chronicles series and it tells us the backstory of why Levana is so evil and how she got her throne. When I read this my thoughts about the horrible queen turned to sympathy.

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Storm Keeper’s Island – Read It and Rate It

September 4, 2019

The Storm Keeper’s Island Storm Keeper’s Island #1 by Catherine Doyle Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Fionn Boyle is sent to live with his grandfather on a strange island. Every generation, the island chooses a Storm Keeper to keep the island safe and protected. Will Fionn win the battle against others who seek the prize? I really enjoyed this book because every time Fionn would…

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