Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

Book Review: Fly Away

Book Review: Fly Away

Fly Away is the story of Lucy, a girl who says she cannot sing. Her little brother barely talks, but sings perfectly in tune when no one else is listening but Lucy. All Lucy wants to do is to be able to sing like the rest of her family, but she keeps that inside of her and treasures the moments she has with her little brother. Her family is on the way to help her Aunt, who lives on land that always floods at this time of year. Although she tells them not to come, Lucy’s parents bear through and […]

Posted May 1, 2014
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Book Review: Ghost Hawk

Book Review: Ghost Hawk

Ghost Hawk is told in two parts, the first following a young Native American boy named Little Hawk who goes through his journey to manhood and returns to find his village decimated by a plague. The heartbreaking moments in this book really moved me and I loved watching Little Hawk's journey and how much he changed. When a horrible moment happens, Little Hawk finds himself stuck on the earth after his own demise. The second part of the book was from the point of view of John Wakely, who watched Little Hawk killed. Not only that, but the two boys […]

Posted November 29, 2013
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Book Review: Doll Bones

Book Review: Doll Bones

Beyond the creepiness of the cover, I found that Doll Bones had much more to offer a reader than a horrific story. Zach is a boy who still enjoys the stories of make believe and playing with two girls with dolls that have their own characters and own world. When his father throws out all his toys, he cannot face the reality of what his father has done – thrown away his childhood wonders and instead tries to grow up. But when Poppy insists on an adventure to return the doll bones of the dreaded queen and an actual ghost, […]

Posted November 9, 2013
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Book View: Ghoulish Song

Book View: Ghoulish Song

Short & Sweet: I fell in love with the first novel set in this world – Goblin Secrets – and was excited to find this new novel. I love the world set up, with the goblins as performers and almost magical beings. I love the mix of technology and magic intertwined and how it really brings a magical setting to the novel. Kaile becomes separated from her shadow thanks to a magic flute given to her by a goblin and finds herself cast out as a ghoul and on her own. The flute brings her to another group, one whose […]

Posted June 15, 2013
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Book Review: Vessel

Book Review: Vessel

Liyana was raised knowing that one day she would sacrifice her body as a vessel to her people's Goddess. Although she has resigned to her fate, Liyana hopes that her sacrifice will be worth it. But when the Goddess fails to take over Liyana's body as expected, and a sinister plot is revealed, nothing will ever be the same in Liyana's world. What an incredible tale! Sarah Beth Durst has become one of my go to authors over the last few years, and Vessel is an extraordinary reason why. A high fantasy tale filled with memorable characters and a romance […]

Posted January 18, 2013
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Book View: White Cat

Book View: White Cat

Short & Sweet: I swore I was going to read this one when it came out. And then the second came out, and then the third. So, I finally picked up the audiobook and put it on. It was marvelous. Cassel is from a family of Curse Workers who also happen to be con artists. In fact, his mother is in jail. When he goes sleep walking and finds himself on a roof, he knows he's been worked. As he digs deeper, he finds that his family is involved. He has never been a worker, but he is definitely a […]

Posted October 31, 2012
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Book Review: Rebel Heart

Book Review: Rebel Heart

  Sometimes, I really dislike book series. You find yourself hooked, dying to know more, only to discover now you have to wait another year or so to find out what happens next. That was exactly how I felt at the end of Blood Red Road. There was not a huge cliffhanger, but with Jack and Saba being apart, I just had to see them back together again. Hopefully, for their happily ever after.   After all the waiting and anticipation for Rebel Heart, I must say I was a bit let down. Part of what made Blood Red Road so amazing […]

Posted October 22, 2012
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Book View: Goblin Secrets

Book View: Goblin Secrets

Short & Sweet: I must say, I was enraptured by this story. Set in a steampunk type setting, this book also involves goblins and witches along with clockwork parts. Rownie is looking for his brother who disappeared to find work further than the town they were staying in. Set in a world where you cannot entertain if you are not a goblin, Rowan (Rownie's brother) was an illegal entertainer and Rownie fears the worst. So Rownie leaves the witch who is watching after him to search out his lost brother with the help of a troupe of goblins who are […]

Posted July 4, 2012
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