ARC Review: Fae Child by Jane-Holly Meissner

Fae Child by Jane-Holly Meissner My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars When eight-year-old Abbie Brown discovers a quiet pool of water while wandering through the woods behind her Oregon home, she wades out into it and discovers she’s not alone. A wild-haired boy in green stares at her from the other side of the water. … Continue reading ARC Review: Fae Child by Jane-Holly Meissner

ARC Review: I Had That Same Dream Again: The Complete Manga Collection by Yoru Sumino & Izumi Kirihara

I Had That Same Dream Again: The Complete Manga Collection by Yoru Sumino My rating: 5 of 5 stars A layered coming-of-age story from the creative team behind I Want to Eat Your Pancreas--and don't miss the original novel, also available from Seven Seas. An unhappy girl who engages in self-harm, a high schooler ostracized … Continue reading ARC Review: I Had That Same Dream Again: The Complete Manga Collection by Yoru Sumino & Izumi Kirihara

ARC Review: I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino (Light Novel)

I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars A layered coming-of-age story from the author of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas and At Night, I Become a Monster. (And don't miss the manga adaptation, also available from Seven Seas.) An unhappy girl who engages in self-harm, a … Continue reading ARC Review: I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino (Light Novel)

ARC Review: At Night, I Become a Monster by Yoru Sumino

At Night, I Become a Monster by Yoru Sumino My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars By day, Adachi is a normal student. By night, he's a terrifying creature of many eyes and many legs who lurks in the darkness. One night, while haunting his own school, he comes across his classmate Yano Satsuki--she's been an … Continue reading ARC Review: At Night, I Become a Monster by Yoru Sumino

Audiobook Review: Interview with a Robot by Lee Bacon

Interview with a Robot by Lee Bacon My Rating: 5/5 Fugitive. Criminal. Robot. A sci-fi adventure for young listeners, Interview with the Robot introduces a unique heroine who seeks the truth about herself. Eve looks like an ordinary 12-year-old girl, but there’s nothing ordinary about her. She has no last name. No parents or guardian. She’s … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Interview with a Robot by Lee Bacon

ARC Review: Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot & Cara McGee

Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just … Continue reading ARC Review: Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot & Cara McGee

Audiobook review: Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual. She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. Sure, it's fun eating croissants … Continue reading Audiobook review: Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Review: Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan My rating: 4 of 5 stars When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question – why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager – unlike … Continue reading Review: Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

Review: Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis & Brooke A. Allen

Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average campers and Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types is not your average summer camp. Between the river monsters, magic, and the art of friendship bracelets, this … Continue reading Review: Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis & Brooke A. Allen

Review: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis & Brooke Allen

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Friendship to the max! At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best … Continue reading Review: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis & Brooke Allen

Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness My rating: 5 of 5 stars At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started … Continue reading Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell … Continue reading Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Review: The Case of the Devil’s Interval

The Case of the Devil's Interval by Emily Butler My rating: 4 of 5 stars Josephine Drollery is a very disgruntled new ghost. She, her parents, her future fiancé and many other dinner guests have been murdered, although only Josephine's spirit still lingers. It was at that ill-fated dinner party that Josephine first met Mr. … Continue reading Review: The Case of the Devil’s Interval

ARC Review: The Executioner’s Daughter

The Executioner's Daughter by Jane Hardstaff Release date: July 14, 2015 My rating: 4 of 5 stars Moss is a young girl who hates her life. She's a prisoner in the Tower of London, her father is the executioner, and it's Moss who has to catch the heads in her basket... But when she discovers … Continue reading ARC Review: The Executioner’s Daughter

Review: The Dungeoneers

The Dungeoneers by John David Anderson My rating: 3 of 5 stars The world is not a fair place, and Colm Candorly knows it. While his parents and eight sisters seem content living on a lowly cobbler's earnings, Colm can't help but feel that everyone has the right to a more comfortable life. It's just … Continue reading Review: The Dungeoneers