Book Review: “Thief of Lies” (Library Jumpers #1) by Brenda Drake

Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1) by Brenda Drake (2016) Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction Page Length: 378 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather-clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key […]

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Book Review: “Hope in Nautical Dusk” (Opal Charm #2) by Miri Castor

“Hope in Nautical Dusk” (Opal Charm #2) by Miri Castor (2017) Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction Page Length: 422 pages  (electronic review copy) Synopsis: The Gift of Twilight flourishes within Opal Charm as winter descends on Dewdrop. Life was already rough before, but Opal’s got new obstacles to face – getting into high school, bringing her […]

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Book Review: “The Path to Dawn”(Opal Charm, #1) by Miri Castor

Opal Charm: The Path to Dawn (Volume 1) by Miri Castor (2016) Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Middle Grade/YA Page Length: 408 pages (electronic copy) Synopsis: Opal is a young girl living in Dewdrop, a bustling suburb southeast of New York. Life is a constant struggle for her, until she befriends newcomer, Hope Adaire. With the girls’ friendship […]

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Book Review: “A Shadow Bright and Burning” (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Clueless

Book Review: “A Shadow Bright and Burning” (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Clueless (2016) Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction Page Length: 416 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Henrietta can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s named the first female sorcerer in hundreds […]

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Book Review: “The Reader” (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) by Traci Chee

“The Reader” (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) by Traci Chee (2016) Genre: YA, Fantasy, Adventure Page Length: 442 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Sefia lives her life on the run. After her father is viciously murdered, she flees to the forest with her aunt Nin, the only person left she can trust. They survive in […]

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Monthly Comic Corner: January & February Edition

“Monthly Comic Corner” is a segment that compiles mini-reviews of comics, graphic novels, and manga that I’ve read for the month. I’ve actually fallen behind on this segment due to my busy schedule, but I’m working on trying to get back to it’s “monthly status”. Here are my reviews for the month of January and February which […]

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Book Review: “Like a River Glorious” (Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson

“Like a River Glorious” (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson (2016) Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, Fantasy Page Length: 406 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Lee Westfall survived the dangerous journey to California. She found a new family in the other outcasts of their wagon train, and Jefferson, her best friend, is beginning to woo her shamelessly. Now […]

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Author Interview with Holly Jennings of “Arena”

Hello readers! I got the chance to interview debut author Holly Jennings about her novel Arena, favorite books, video games, and more! I hope you all enjoy the interview! Synopsis: Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She’s died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier… The RAGE tournaments—the Virtual […]

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Book Review: “The Star-Touched Queen” by Roshani Chokshi

“The Star-Touched Queen” by Roshani Chokshi (2016) Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology Page Length: 342 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart […]

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Book Review: “Julia Vanishes”by Catherine Egan

  “Julia Vanishes” by Catherine Egan (2016) Genre: YA, Fiction, Fantasy Page Length: 384 pages (hardcover edition) Synopsis: Julia has the unusual ability to be . . . unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people’s senses. It’s a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public […]

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