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To Best the Boys Book Review

Rhen Tellur is desperate to find a cure for the disease ravaging her sector of town…and most recently her mother. But nothing seems to be working and she knows the only way to progress her research is with advanced technology. Technology that she can’t afford. The yearly Labyrinth competition is her only hope. If she wins, she’ll receive a full scholarship to university. Only problem: traditionally, boys are the only participants. Read the Review

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The Story Peddler Book Review

Tanwen En-Yestin is a young story-peddler who spends her days telling “crowned” stories that form crystallized figurines to be sold. Traveling from town to town, she dreams of the day when she might become the Royal Storyteller. But one day, words of treason sip into her story and Tanwen becomes a fugitive. Read the Review

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. Read the Review

The Secret Adversary Book Review

Tommy and Tuppence, run into each other and meet for lunch, each sharing how the end of the war has plunged them into dire financial straits. The two form the Young Adventures Ltd. (as they are both young, broke, and in need of an adventure) and advertise that no offer or mission is refused. However, they soon find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy that could destroy England if they fail to take down the elusive Mr. Brown and his cohorts. Read the Review

The Crescent Stone Book Review

When Madeline, a teen with terminal lung disease, accepts healing in exchange for a year of service in the Sunlit Lands, she and her friend Jason enjoy being privileged members of Elenil society, until they learn that magic carries a high price. Read the Review

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 Secret Keepers Book Review

When 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 is even more extraordinary than he knows. Soon, he’s on the run from a despot determined to possess it for himself … Read the Review

Mark of the Raven Book Review

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate. As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people–or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift. Her dilemma comes to a head when… Read the Review