Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races – Read It and Rate It

Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races Silver Batal #1 by KD Halbrook Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars Are you fascinated by dragons? Well, this is your book. Silver Batal is an ele-jeweler, daughter of one of the most skilled jewelers in all of the city. There is one slight problem though. Silver is not good at jewelry work. And she dreams about the great dragon races, and most of … Read more

All Creatures Great and Small – book review

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot Autobiography Biography Classics Funny Nonfiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Follows James Herriot’s adventures as a newly qualified vet working under his slightly more experienced senior vet in the boonies of Yorkshire, where he meets a variety of memorable farmers and pet owners and falls in love with the people and the land. Follows his first couple of years working for the practice. Homey, hilarious and … Read more

House in the Cerulean Sea – book review

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Adult/YA crossover Fantasy * * * Stars (Pretty good) Linus Baker, 40, has always been a good cog in the bureaucratic machine that is the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He has spent his career as a case worker and has not stood out in anyway apart from his thorough, no-nonsense reports. He is most surprised when Extremely Upper Management selects him to investigate the … Read more

That’s Not What Happened – Read It and Rate It

That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger Horror Mystery Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In this story there are many twists, turns, and lies. We learn that there could be many perspectives of the story and that they can be changed as they get passed around. In this story Lee’s friend, Sarah died in a school shooting along with 7 others, and there were 6 survivors. Only 5/6 survivors … Read more

Wild Bird – book review

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Everything changes when Wren’s family moves right before she starts middle school. Wren feels lost and alone and disconnected from everyone. She has trouble making friends and the only person who does seem to accept her is Meadow – a year older and Trouble. Over the next couple of years, Wren starts drinking and smoking pot, stealing from her parents, and … Read more

World Ends in April – Read It and Rate It

The World Ends in April by Stacy McAnulty Adventure Funny Realistic Fiction Suspense Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I loved this book! This book is about Eleanor, a middle schooler who is like most middle schoolers. She has been best friends with Mack since kindergarten. Even though Mack is blind and way more social than Eleanor, they will most likely survive the end of the world. When they figure out the … Read more

Inheritance Games – book review

The Inheritance Games Inheritance Games #1 by Jennifer Lynne Barnes Mystery Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Teenager, Avery Grambs, is living in her car when she gets the surprising news that she is an heiress. Billionaire Tobias Hawthorne – recently deceased – has apparently left most of his fortune to her. No one seems to know what the connection is – why Avery? And the Hawthorne family are pretty upset. The only … Read more

Illusionarium – Read It and Rate It

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Illusionarium is a fantasy book that seems to take place in early 19th century England (though it isn’t stated). It’s so fast paced and well-written, you won’t want to put it down once you start reading. If you love books, this one is for you! If you don’t like reading much, try this one, and by the end … Read more

Red Queen – Read It and Rate It

Red Queen Red Queen #1 by Victoria Aveyard Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Mare is just a girl living in a poor village when one day, she discovers she has the power of lightning. Immediately, she is brought into the world of silvers, where their blood is silver and they rule above the common red people. She must pretend to be someone she is not while all the while helping … Read more

Crooked Kingdom – Read It and Rate It

Crooked Kingdom sequel to Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The heist continues in the Crooked Kingdom. Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina, and Mattias must all work together to overcome the odds and get their money after their heist is a bust, They have to double-cross the entire city of Ketterdam. This book is really exciting and fast-paced and the character interactions are amazing.