Lumara – book review

Lumara by Melissa Landers Fantasy Supernatural Mystery * * * * Stars (Great!) Talia Morris has been wronged by Mystics before and when she learns that her boyfriend, Nathaniel IS one and hails from Lumara, a famous Mystic island enclave, she’s a lot of things. Shocked, distressed, furious… But she agrees to give his family a chance when he invites her to attend his cousin’s wedding on the island. Things seem to be going well … Read more

What the Hex – book review

What the Hex? Witches of Brooklyn bk #2 by Sophie Escabasse Fantasy Graphic Novel Mystery Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Effie is miffed because her friend Berrit made a new friend over winter break and has been completely ignoring her. It’s hard to compete with Garance, who is cool and French and a great artist. Everyone else seems to like her a lot. These sorts of mundane concerns are distracting Effie from … Read more

Good Girl, Bad Blood – Read It and Rate It

Good Girl, Bad Blood A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #2 by Holly Jackson Adventure Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Good Girl, Bad Blood” by Holly Jackson is the gripping sequel to “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder”. This mystery novel follows the pursuit of truth by amateur sleuth Pippa Fitz-Amobi. Pippa finds herself entangled in another perplexing case. When her friend’s brother (Jamie Reynolds) goes missing, it is Pippa’s … Read more

Killer Instinct – Read It and Rate It

Killer Instinct Naturals #2 by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Adventure Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) “Killer Instinct” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the gripping sequel to “The Naturals”, continuing the thrilling journey of Cassie Hobbes and her fellow talented profilers (The Naturals). In this book, the Naturals find themselves facing a new and dangerous challenge as they become embroiled in an unsolved case. This case involves a string of unrelated murders. … Read more

Naturals – Read It and Rate It

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Adventure Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Five kids with special talents are asked to help in the most infamous criminal cases. Seventeen-year-old Cassie is amazing at reading people. She wasn’t able to read, however, that they were in grave danger. You won’t believe the twist! Find out what happens in “The Naturals.” Review #2 * * * Stars (Pretty good) “The Naturals” by … Read more

Camp So and So – book review

Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy Fantasy Mystery * * * Stars (Pretty good) 25 girls end up at a weird summer camp where they are grouped into cabins of 5 and are forced to play out a series of stories for an audience of inhuman beings that take their entertainment from the experience (unbeknownst to the girls when they arrive). Cabin 1 has to compete in various normal camp activities (sports, arts & craft, entertainment), … Read more

Missing Clarissa – book review

Missing Clarissa by Ripley Jones Mystery Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) 20 years ago a popular girl disappeared from a party in the woods after a fight with her boyfriend. She was never found. Now, Cameron and Blair are reviving the case for their journalism class and plan to do their own investigation and interviews into Clarissa’s disappearance. They publish their findings in a podcast that starts attracting a lot of attention … Read more

Spy Camp – book review

Spy Camp Spy School, book #2 Graphic Novel Mystery Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Ben Ripley started spy school in the first installment of this graphic novel series based on the books. Now he’s just been informed that ALL students are required to attend summer school, actually summer camp for prospective spies. Ben’s getting himself resigned to MORE school when he discovers that the evil spy organization, SPYDER is STILL after him … Read more

Hollow Fires – Read It and Rate It

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed Mystery Racism Realistic Fiction Supernatural Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Safiya Mirza dreams of someday being a journalist. In order to achieve this dream, Safiya becomes the editor of her school’s newspaper. As editor, she learns something; it’s her job to find the facts in Jawad’s case and not let personal bias overcome her when she finds Jawad. You may be wondering, “Who is Jawad?” Jawad … Read more

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman – Read It and Rate It

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series, book #1 by Brian Jacques Adventure Historical Fiction Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Ye all have heard of the Flying Dutchman, that cursed ship that has been cursed to sail the seas forever… Woe to the sailor who sees Captain Vanderdecken and his ghostly crew… Sometime in the near future, those who see this ship shall be cursed to … Read more