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Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe – Review & Giveaway

Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe – Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Looking to fill the void in your life that’s been festering ever since you finished the final book in the Arc of a Scythe Trilogy? If you’ve been missing Shusterman’s unique brand of intellectually stimulating dystopian, you must pick up this book of short stories immediately. It does not disappoint! The book explores multiple aspects of the dystopian world, including origin stories of some of the Scythes we’ve come […]

Posted October 31, 2022 in Current Giveaways, Reviews / 7 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief, Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow, and I Cannot Draw a Horse

Bite-Sized Reviews of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief, Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster Hunter, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow, and I Cannot Draw a Horse

Today, I’m reviewing two MG fantasies, a YA contemp (or recent historical, I guess?) set in Syria, and a picture book. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Skandar and the Unicorn Thief is an exciting middle grade fantasy adventure, filled with elemental magic, dangerous unicorns, and backstabbing betrayals. First off, I thought the worldbuilding in this book was really interesting. I loved the concept of the unicorn races […]

Posted October 27, 2022 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Charlie Hernández & the Golden Dooms by Ryan Calejo: Review & Giveaway

Charlie Hernández & the Golden Dooms by Ryan Calejo: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Charlie Hernández & the Golden Dooms is the third installment in the series, and it continues the humor, adventure, and heart of the first two books. When a calaca (a Mexican skeleton of sorts) shows up at Charlie’s school and begs him for help, he can’t refuse. And of course, his incredibly intelligent and inquisitive longtime crush Violet is ready to put her sleuthing skills to the test and jumps right in to […]

Posted September 30, 2022 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 4 Comments
Dear Wild Child: You Carry Your Home Inside You – Review & Giveaway

Dear Wild Child: You Carry Your Home Inside You – Review & Giveaway

Buy the Book This lovely letter from a father to a daughter after a wildfire destroys their family home celebrates our bonds with nature. It tells the tale of a girl who grows up surrounded by the beauty and majesty of the outdoors in a home filled with the love and dreams of her parents. And the book shows how home is not a place, but the essence of what makes us who we are. […]

Posted September 20, 2022 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 3 Comments
DRESSING UP THE STARS: THE STORY OF MOVIE COSTUME DESIGNER EDITH HEAD: Review & Giveaway

DRESSING UP THE STARS: THE STORY OF MOVIE COSTUME DESIGNER EDITH HEAD: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org This picture book tells the tale of a girl who grew up with little and used her imagination to occupy her days. Edith Head lived in a remote town with few friends, so she spent her time making outfits for her dolls and animal friends. Illustrated with soft muted colors, and eye-catching details, the book recounts Edith’s roundabout journey to costume design and the many setbacks that she experienced along […]

Posted September 17, 2022 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 5 Comments
Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting by Roseanne A. Brown: Review & Giveaway

Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting by Roseanne A. Brown: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Serwa Boateng is not your average kid. She has been training her whole life to fight adze, a Ghanian version of vampires, so when she has to face the woes of regular middle school, she isn’t sure she can handle it. The book brings Ghanian folklore to life, with gods, monsters, and a fascinating magic system based on adinkra symbols that can still be found in Ghanian art today. I […]

Posted September 9, 2022 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 7 Comments
1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War by Lisi Harrison & Daniel Kraus: Review & Giveaway

1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War by Lisi Harrison & Daniel Kraus: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Beware! This truly creepy middle grade tome will terrify its readers–and they will be delighted!  I have to start by saying this book is not for the faint of heart. It gets downright gory in one part, so not every kid will be happy to read this. However, the most frightening and terrible part of the book is actually a story within a story (a tale that one of the […]

Posted August 29, 2022 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 4 Comments
How to Speak Animal by Aubre Andrus & Gabby Wild: Review & Giveaway

How to Speak Animal by Aubre Andrus & Gabby Wild: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org Kids will love this fascinating look at animal communication! The book starts out with an overview of the different ways that animals “talk” to one another using their eyes, ears, noses, bodies and more. Then there’s a two-page spread about each animal explaining the secrets of its communication style. The book also includes one or two fun and engaging random facts for each animal (not always specifically related to communication) and special […]

Posted August 12, 2022 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 3 Comments
Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows by Tehlor Kay Mejia: Review & Giveaway

Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows by Tehlor Kay Mejia: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org This final book in this series tests Paola’s ever-evolving relationships and explores the theme of community. Paola hasn’t given up on her best friend Dante, even though he said terrible things before he disappeared into the void. She is determined to find him and rescue him. But her newfound relationship with her father complicates things–he sees her as a little girl he needs to protect, which does nothing […]

Posted August 11, 2022 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 9 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Bloody Fool for Love, Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun, Bravely, Aru Shah and the End of Time: the Graphic Novel, & Ultimate Book of the Future

Bite-Sized Reviews of Bloody Fool for Love, Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun, Bravely, Aru Shah and the End of Time: the Graphic Novel, & Ultimate Book of the Future

Today, I’m reviewing two YA historical fantasies, a MG fantasy, a MG fantasy graphic novel, and a MG historical verse novel! I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Bloody Fool for Love is a historical fantasy prequel to Buffy the Vampire Slayer that focuses on Spike, the vampire we all know and love! Spike has always been my favorite character from the Buffy franchise, so I’m pretty much automatically […]

Posted August 9, 2022 in Reviews / 6 Comments