Category: Book Review

Book Review: Me and Marvin ..

Book Review: Me and Marvin Gardens

Me and Marvin Gardens is about a boy named Obe, who lives in the rural part of Pennsylvania. The land he lives on and now is being sold to housing developers used to be his family’s land, but his great grandfather had a drinking problem and it got taken by the banks. His family has a small portion that his great grandmother bought and lives comfortably. Unfortunately these new complexes means new families and he seems to have lost his only friend Tommy to a group of new kids. Their friendship ends quite dramatically with a fight over territory – the woods […]

Posted March 25, 2017
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Book Review: Dragonwatch

Book Review: Dragonwatch

Dragonwatch is first in a sequel series to Fablehaven, one of my favorite middle grade series. An unfortunate side effect of defeating the demons was giving the dragons more confidence and want to leave their sanctuaries. When Seth and Kendra become installed as the new caretakers of Wyrmroost in the hope that they can strengthen the barriers against Celebrant – a dragon who also is part caretaker of Wyrmroost but would rather have all the dragons freed of the sanctuary. Seth is up to his crazy antics again and although he can be annoying, I love him and his somewhat […]

Posted March 24, 2017
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Book Review: A Conjuring of..

Book Review: A Conjuring of Light

A Conjuring of Light is the last book in this trilogy. So if you haven’t read the other two… well – what are you waiting for! These books are EPIC. I’m not sure how to review this one, so I’ll just go ahead and ramble right now. It takes place directly after that last terrible cliffhanger and somehow everyone turns out to be OKAY… it’s nailbiting and terrifying as I wait for the first person to die and then wipe the sweat off my brow. Only it gets worse. The evil inside Holland leaves him and manages to make everything […]

Posted March 23, 2017
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Book Review: A Boy Called B..

Book Review: A Boy Called Bat

Bat is a little different than regular third graders. He’s on the autism spectrum and we get a glimpse of what that is like from his perspective in this book. He does not read people very well, but is a bit aware of that. Bat really loves animals and learning about them. His mother is a vet who brings home a baby skunk whose mother was killed by a car. Bat instantly takes a liking to the little kit and sets out to find a way to keep the baby skunk until he is grown and ready to be released […]

Posted March 22, 2017
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Book Review: Kingdom of Ash..

Book Review: Kingdom of Ash and Briars

Kingdom of Ash and Briars starts off rather brutally. A kitchen maid named Bristal is being dragged to a pool that will possibly turn her into a elicromancer – immortal magical beings that usually have one obvious power. Or it could kill her. She’s brought there after being seen turning into a rabbit by one of the men. Lucky for her, she survives and becomes an elicromancer, but finds there are only two left in the world – one who seems more sage, the other more rash. Both find her and begin to teach her their ways. Unfortunately, one of them begins […]

Posted March 18, 2017
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Graphic Novel Review: Paper..

Graphic Novel Review: Paper Girls Vol. 1

Paper Girls Vol. 1 puts us in the 1980s, from the viewpoint of a group of girls that deliver papers. It’s Halloween night and all the weirdos are out, but so are they – doing their job of delivering papers. Only something weird happens, the group splits in two with walkie-talkies and one gets jumped and their walkie-talkie taken. They track the guys to a house and into a basement that has something out of this world in the basement, covered by a sheet. What happens next is just nutty. I’m not really sure what’s going on and I kind […]

Posted March 17, 2017
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Book Review: Rise of Fire

Book Review: Rise of Fire

  Rise of Fire is the sequel to Reign of Shadows, which I loved and left off on this terrible cliffhanger! While Luna and Fowler are separated at the beginning, they find each other, but Fowler is in a perilous situation. Approached by soldiers from a neighboring kingdom, she cannot refuse their aide, as nothing can cure him that she knows of. Lagonia offers the pair refuge, but things gets messy when they realize who Luna really is – the lost princess of Relhok. Luna finds herself suddenly engaged to a prince she barely knows and kept separate from Fowler, […]

Posted March 16, 2017
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Book Review: A Night Divide..

Book Review: A Night Divided

A Night Divided is a historical fiction written about a girl named Gerta, whose family has now been separated by the Berlin Wall. Her father and one brother are on the West side, while she is stuck on the East side with her mother and older brother. Because of her father’s actions, the police monitor their family and it becomes more intense after her brother’s best friend Peter tries to cross the wall and ends up killed. Peter also happens to be the brother of her best friend (Anna) who then has to stop talking to Gerta to help her family not look […]

Posted March 15, 2017
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