Tag: book review

  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

    The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship–like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor–April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to […]

  • Legendary by Stephanie Garber

    A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win. After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister, Scarlett, from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with […]

  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

    Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian […]

  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

    I received an advanced reader copy at BookCon 2018 Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her […]

  • The Magic Misfits: The Second Story by Neil Patrick Harris

    I received an advanced reader copy at BookCon 2018 Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. But she turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist—a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. When a famous psychic comes to town, however, Leila and her pals […]

  • Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

    Darius doesn’t think he’ll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA. Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s about to take his first-ever trip to Iran, and it’s […]

  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab | Book Review

    An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review at Bookcon 2018   Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one. When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV […]

  • The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy | Book Review

    This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review.   16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t […]

  • Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne | Book Review

    In “Kill the Farm Boy” by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne, a group of unlikely individuals comes together under very strange circumstances. Together, they oddly enough sorta succeeded in their grand adventure together. This novel is the lovechild of Shrek, The Princess Bride, and Monty Python and that child goes on a crazy Dungeons […]

  • The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden | Book Review

    “The Girl in the Tower” is the second novel in Kathrine Arden’s Winternight trilogy. Ms. Arden was able to continue to create a magical world where magic is weaved delicately to every nook and cranny. In book two, Vasya sets off to become her own person — an adventurer if you will. However, her dream […]