Category: Book Review

Book Review: The Root of Ma..

Book Review: The Root of Magic

The Root of Magic is a beautiful novel about family and making hard choices. Willow, her mother and little brother Wisp are in a car accident which leads them to a small town which has a secret. Wisp is always sick and Willow only wants him to get better. When her mother decides they maybe should stay in the strange town, she knows something odd is going on. There’s only one phone in the whole town at the bed and breakfast they are staying at and no one seems to leave the town. When Willow learns the truth, she decides […]

Posted July 22, 2019
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Descendant of the Crane Boo..

Descendant of the Crane Book Review

So I read this as an e-arc from netgalley so bear in mind that some things I say might not be in the finished copy. The formatting of this book was very strange and it honestly confused me a lot. As an example we would randomly jump from scene to scene without any kind of a cohesive structure. This lead to me thinking I had somehow missed a page. However I found that it was just how the book was structured. This might have been fixed in the final copy. My next thing is more of the gripe, this book […]

Posted June 13, 2019
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Please Send Help Book Revie..

Please Send Help Book Review

  I enjoyed this one just as much as the first one. I really love the witty dialogue and how close these two girls are to each other. I really relate to both of them in so many different ways. They are so well written and really jump off the page at you. I also love how the authors really know exactly how people actually talk it makes the dialogue seem so much more natural. Texting or instant messaging is one of my favorite ways of storytelling and the authors pull it off flawlessly I also loved that even though […]

Posted May 21, 2019
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Blog Tour and Giveaway: The..

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Clockwork Ghost

I’ve always enjoyed mysteries and love steampunk novels, of which both genres fit the York series. I love the twists and turns and a new character introduced towards the end of the book. Our trio – Tess, Theo and Jaime are on the case to finish solving the cipher, but also a missing cat and raccoon. There’s some interesting new bad guys – including blonde women who all seem to look the same but aren’t. I also must say I love Aunt Esther who helps the kids out just a little bit during the book and seems to understand what […]

Posted May 16, 2019
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Red, White and Royal Blue B..

Red, White and Royal Blue Book Review

This book has become without a doubt my new favorite book of all time. It has such a beautiful message at its core and being someone who lives in Austin Texas like where Alex is from it adds another layer to it. It feels like what should have happened in America back in 2016, and it kinda breaks your heart in that way. Alex and Henry and amazing, their dynamic, their chemistry is unmatched to any other that I have ever seen or experienced. This book is so incredibly real, important and downright hilarious. I laughed, cried, scream, I felt […]

Posted April 26, 2019
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Book Tour: Bat and the End ..

Book Tour: Bat and the End of Everything

In the last book about Bat, he is going through a lot of changes in his life – thinking about saying goodbye to Thor and releasing him in the wild, having his friend gone for the summer, and saying goodbye to his third grade teacher. For a kid with autism, he knows his strategies and tries his best, but sometimes he just does the wrong thing at the wrong time: like sneaking Thor into his sister Janie’s play and ending up with Thor spraying the crowd and ruining the show. He also does not realize when he is saying something […]

Posted April 2, 2019
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Book Review: Cogheart

Book Review: Cogheart

Cogheart is an interesting steampunk middle grade novel. Set in my favorite steampunk time period, we see an alternate London, full of clockworks, mechanimals, and all sorts of steampunk elements. From one point of view we have Malkin, a mechanical fox who has survived a crash with his inventor Professor John – he must find the Professor’s daughter Lily. Currently, Lily is at finishing school and having a hard time of it. She thinks books are for reading, not balancing on your head to work on your posture. Robert is another character, a teen boy who’s father works with clockwork […]

Posted March 31, 2019
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Never Contented Things by S..

Never Contented Things by Sarah Porter Book Review

This is one of the strangest books that I have ever read, and at times it felt almost as if I had fallen asleep reading and then had nightmares surrounding the characters and the world but no that was the actual book. For the most part I did really enjoy the uniqueness of the book but it also was a bit of a downfall in ways. I really loved the complex characters especially Josh I thought he was really well done. Kezzer is probably the most fleshed out because we spend the most time in her perspective but I loved […]

Posted March 10, 2019
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