Tag: book talk

  • Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer | Book Review

      I have given this book for free for an honest review.   A kingdom burns. A princess sleeps. This is no fairy tale. It all started with the burning of the spindles. No. It all started with a curse… Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, […]

  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green | Book Review

    Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is […]

  • Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh | Book Review

    The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment […]

  • The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keli | Book Review

    Sophia is smart, like genius-calculator-brain smart. But there are some things no amount of genius can prepare you for, and the messiness of real life is one of them. When everything she knows is falling apart, how can she crack the puzzle of what to do with her life?   Joshua spends his time honing […]

  • The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden | Book Review

    “We who live forever can know no courage, nor do we love enough to give our lives.”   At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her […]

  • All for the Game by Nora Sakavic | Book Review

    “It’s not the world that’s cruel. It’s the people in it. “ Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is […]

  • Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken | Book Review

    Wayfarer is the sequel to Passenger Passenger    In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she’s inherited a […]

  • The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare | Book Review

    “Fire wants to burn Water wants to flow Air wants to rise Earth wants to bind Chaos wants to devour Cal wants to live”    Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.   Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.   All his life, Call has been warned by his father to […]

  • Warm Fuzzy Middle Grade Books

    I am considered a super 100% legal adult, and I still read middle-grade books. Even though I am expected to be moving from Young Adult to full fledge adult books I still find myself falling into the stories dedicated to middle-grade readers. At first, I felt a bit self-conscious, but now I have embraced it […]

  • Raven Song (Inoki’s Games) by I.A.Ashcroft | Book Review

    I was given this book for an honest review. A century ago, the world burned. Even now, though rebuilt and defiant, civilization is still choking on the ashes. Jackson, a smuggler, lives in the shadows, once a boy with no memory, no name, and no future. Ravens followed him, long-extinct birds only he could see, […]