Legends of Morana – Read It and Rate It

Legends of Morana by Ella Selvaggio Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Legends of Morana is a book about a realm of dragons. This book is by a local author, and the suspense is woven throughout the story is written extremely well. Appollo and his friends live peacefully in a cave. Then Appollo finds a dragon egg, which then hatches into a dragonet named Blaze. Strange events start happening after … Read more

Mindwar – Read It and Rate It

Mindwar by Andrew Klavan Adventure Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Mindwar by Andrew Klavan is a book that is amazing! Rick is the football star of his team until a car accident happens. Rick is mad at himself, and at his dad, who left his family earlier. Then the FBI finds Rick. They send him on a mission, into the Realm. Will Rick survive? Will he find out the truth about … Read more

Zane and the Hurricane – Read It and Rate It

Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick Adventure Realistic Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Zane and the Hurricane is another amazing book by Rodman Philbrick. This is an excellent read. Zane learns that he has a grandmother, and he goes to spend the summer with her. At church, he listens to her amazing voice. Then Hurricane Katrina comes in. In the evacuation, Zane’s dog Bandy (Bandit) … Read more

Tea Dragon Festival – book review

The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill Fantasy Graphic Novel * * * * Stars (Great!) Rinn is out gathering herbs and vegetables one day when she comes across an ancient shrine and disturbs a sleeping dragon. The dragon, Aedhan was charged to look after the shrine and Rinn’s village, but fell into an enchanted sleep – 80 years ago – from which he has only just now been awakened. Rinn convinces Aedhan to return … Read more

Wildfire – Read It and Rate It

Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Wildfire” is a wildly thrilling book of survival. Sam Castine is at his wilderness camp when a wildfire arrives. He runs back into the camp because his phone is still there. He worries about his mom, and how the news will affect her. He meets and bonds with a girl named Delphy. When they run into a group of … Read more

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure – book review

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney Adventure Fantasy Funny Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Rowley Jefferson writes his first wholesome fantasy adventure! And then makes the mistake (?) of sharing the first few chapters with his best friend Greg Heffley, who becomes his greatest fan and his greatest critic. Incorporating some of Greg’s suggestions and his own creativity, Rowley crafts a hilarious story that’s a mishmash of popular genres, well-worn … Read more

Raising Lumie – book review

Raising Lumie by Joan Bauer Realistic Fiction Tween * * * * Stars (Great) After 13-year-old Olive Hudson’s wonderful plumber father passes away from cancer she’s taken in by her older half-sister Maudie, who moves them both into a shared house in New Jersey, where she’s starting a new job as a graphic designer. Maudie’s boss is also involved with an organization that raises and trains puppies to be guide dogs for the blind, and … Read more

Brave – book review

The Brave by James Bird Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Collin Couch was kicked out of his most recent school – for fighting. He’s unique in that he is compelled to count every letter in every word that anyone says to him, and then blurt out the number before he can respond/concentrate on anything else. This has led to all sorts of bullying because people think he’s a freak and learn that … Read more

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid – book review

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal spin-off of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney Funny Illustrated Fiction Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Rowley Jefferson decides to start his own diary after the success of Greg Heffley’s journaling experiment. He shares a few facts about himself, but it quickly becomes all about his friendship with Greg, so he decides to make it official – he’s writing a … Read more

Empire of Bones – Read it and Rate It

Empire of Bones Ashtown Burials #3 by N.D. Wilson Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Empire of Bones by N. D. Wilson is the 3rd & last book in the Ashtown burials series. This book is excellent and will pull anyone in to read it. What I liked about this book was that Cyrus & Antigone (the main characters) are extremely loving as a brother & sister. Family is very … Read more

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