Publisher: Candlewick Press


Dec 11
Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: The Sisters of Straygarden Place, Rival Magic, Quintessence, Horace Fox in the City, and The Clockwork Crow

Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: The Sisters of Straygarden Place, Rival Magic, Quintessence, Horace Fox in the City, and The Clockwork Crow

Reviews 10

As my regular readers know, I’m a round one judge for the Cybils Awards in the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category. Because of that, I’ve been reading LOTS of books lately! I’m not allowed to share any details about our process for choosing the finalists, but I am allowed (and encouraged) to review the books… Read more »


Oct 17
Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: A Wish in the Dark, Ghost Squad, Scritch Scratch, & Midnight at the Barclay Hotel

Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: A Wish in the Dark, Ghost Squad, Scritch Scratch, & Midnight at the Barclay Hotel

Reviews 12 ★★★★★

As my regular readers know, I’m a round one judge for the Cybils Awards in the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category. Because of that, I’ve been reading LOTS of books lately! I’m not allowed to share any details about our process for choosing the finalists, but I am allowed (and encouraged) to review the books… Read more »


Feb 22
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Impossible Fortress, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, Liberation, and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Impossible Fortress, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, Liberation, and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

Reviews 8

Lately I feel like I’ll never catch up with reviews. I might have to do another installment of bite-sized reviews sooner rather than later because I want to let you guys know my thoughts on all the fantastic books I’ve been reading lately! Hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction!… Read more »


Sep 21
Bite-Sized Middle Grade Reviews – Nocturnals Books 1 & 2, Towers Falling, Egg & Spoon

Bite-Sized Middle Grade Reviews – Nocturnals Books 1 & 2, Towers Falling, Egg & Spoon

Middle Grade, Reviews 4 ★★★★

A few quick reviews of some of the middle grade books I’ve read (or listened to) recently. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! The Mysterious Abductions by Tracy Hecht Series: The Nocturnals #1 Published by Fabled Films Press on 4/19/16 Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery Pages: 232 Source: BEA My content rating: MG (Nothing particularly scary… Read more »



Jun 27
5 Star Review – Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

5 Star Review – Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Title: Froi of the Exiles Series: Lumatere Chronicles #2 Author: Melina Marchetta Release Date: October, 2011 Pages: 593 Goodreads Rating: 4.39/5 Stars My Rating: 5/5 Stars My Content Rating: Mature YA/Adult (Some sex, including assault; Some violence) Summary from Goodreads:  Blood sings to blood, Froi . . .  Those born last will make the first . . .  For Charyn will be barren no… Read more »


Feb 21
5 Star Review – Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

5 Star Review – Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Reviews 20 ★★★★★

Title: Finnikin of the Rock Series: Lumatere Chronicles #1 Author: Melina Marchetta Release Date: 2008 Pages: 416 Goodreads Rating: 4.08 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars My Content Rating: Very mature YA or Adult (Contains sexual situations, including abuse and prostitution; violence) Summary from Goodreads: Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian, Sir Topher, have not been home to their beloved Lumatere for ten years. Not since… Read more »