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Skyward Book Review

Spensa Nightshade is the daughter of a coward. So it’s more than a test that keeps her out of flight school. But when her father’s old wingmate offers her a spot, her life changes. Everything she believes is challenged. In a society where “Defiance is Survival”, the only humans are survivors and their descendants from the spaceship, the Defiant. Spensa finds a crashed ship named M-Bot, and with the aid of Doomslug and childhood friend Rig, she brings it back to life. Spensa uncovers the truth about her father and what they share, but finds it may not be the curse she believes it is.

The Bark of the Bog Owl Book Review

Categories: Allegory, Fantasy, Middle GradeAuthor: Jonathan RogersSeries: The Wilderking TrilogyPublisher: Rabbit RoomPublished: 2004As Aidan Errol is pronounced Wilderking, a pact is signed between Corenwald and the Pyrthen Empire, but as Aiden shoulders the weight...

The Secret Adversary Book Review

Categories: Agatha Christie, MysteryAuthor: Agatha ChristieSeries: Tommy and TuppencePublisher: Harper CollinsPublished: 1922Tommy and Tuppence, run into each other and meet for lunch, each sharing how the end of the war has plunged them into...

The Crescent Stone Book Review

Categories: Fantasy, YAAuthor: Matt MikalatosSeries: The Sunlit LandsPublisher: Tyndale WanderPublished: 2018-08-07When Madeline, a teen with terminal lung disease, accepts healing in exchange for a year of service in the Sunlit Lands, she and her...

Thirst Cover Reveal

Category: Cover RevealGreetings! I come to you today with my first ever cover reveal! Above is the cover of Jill Williamson’s new book, Thirst. While I have yet to read the series this duology...

The Hobbit Book Review

Categories: Classics, Fantasy, The Ones that Really MatteredAuthor: J.R.R. TolkienPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtPublished: 2012-02-15A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a...

The Secret Keepers Book Review

Categories: Mystery, Youth FictionAuthor: Trenton Lee StewartPublished: 2017-02-02When Reuben discovers an old pocket watch, he soon realizes it holds an incredible power: it can turn you invisible for fifteen minutes. And the watch’s power...

The Mysterious Affair at Styles Book Review

Categories: Classics, MysteryAuthor: Agatha ChristiePublished: 2003When a wealthy, elderly woman is poisoned, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot seeks the murderer among a large group of friends and relatives.The Mysterious Affair at Styles-Agatha Christie William Morrow...

By Darkness Hid Book Review

Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, YAAuthor: Jill WilliamsonSeries: Blood of KingsPublisher: Enclave PublishingPublished: 2009Achan Cham is a stray-orphaned and lower than a peasant. In love with a girl he can never marry and tormented by the...