Review: Tokens and Omens by Jeri Baird

Tokens and Omens by Jeri Baird My rating: 3 of 5 stars In Puck's Gulch, sixteen-year-olds undergo a dangerous trial known as the Quest. During a time of magic, Fate hands out tokens and omens based on their behavior. Zander trusts Fate. Alexa only trusts herself. Now, Fate has given them each a special gift—Zander … Continue reading Review: Tokens and Omens by Jeri Baird

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ARC Review: Thunderstruck by Brenda Drake

Thunderstruck by Brenda Drake My rating: 3 of 5 stars Stevie Moon is famous...at least to the subscribers on her comic review vlog. At school, she’s as plain as the gray painted walls in the cafeteria. So when Blake, the hot new guy at school, shows an interest in her, she knows trouble when she … Continue reading ARC Review: Thunderstruck by Brenda Drake

ARC Review: Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes

Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes My rating: 3 of 5 stars The queen will rise. Dinah has been exiled from Wonderland. The vicious father she always feared has framed her for the brutal murder of her brother and turned the kingdom against her. Now hiding in the lush and mysterious Twisted Wood with only … Continue reading ARC Review: Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes

ARC Review: Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: October 3, 2017 Catherine Helstone's brother, Laon, has disappeared in Arcadia, legendary land of the magical fae. Desperate for news of him, she makes the perilous journey, but once there, she finds herself alone and isolated in the sinister house … Continue reading ARC Review: Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his … Continue reading Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lois Lowry My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. … Continue reading Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

ARC Review: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Release date: September 26, 2017 Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human … Continue reading ARC Review: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

ARC Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Release date: October 31, 2017 In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Taj is the most talented of the aki, … Continue reading ARC Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

ARC Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel My rating: 3 of 5 stars Release date: September 5, 2017 A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, … Continue reading ARC Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah My rating: 5 of 5 stars Trevor Noah, one of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars and host of The Daily Show, tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Yes, … Continue reading Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah