Category Archives: Fantasy

Review: ‘Wink Poppy Midnight’ by April Genevieve Tucholke #SRC

You know something’s afoot when the tagline for the book is “A hero. A villain. A Liar. Who’s Who?” Wink Poppy Midnight spins you around like a kid playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey and does not disappoint. Falling into my... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Curse of Tenth Grave’ by Darynda Jones #COYER

***IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES, THERE MAY BE SPOILERS*** Back from a month in New York and reunited with her memories, Charley Davidson is trying to get back to normal. Her normal, of course, as in being married to the son... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Screaming Staircase’ by Jonathan Stroud #COYER

For the last fifty years or so, ghosts have been plaguing the earth in increasing numbers. People don’t go out after dark. People use all manner of defenses known to keep the phantoms at bay. People call in specialists to eradicate these... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Don’t Even Think About It’ by Sarah Mlynowski #COYER #2016HW

One homeroom at a New York City public high school is given a contaminated batch of a flu vaccine which allows them to hear everyone’s thoughts. Imagine knowing what everyone thinks of you. While there are definitely some perks (you know if that... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Returned’ by Jason Mott #COYER

Imagine the shock of finding a government man on your front porch one evening with your eight-year-old son son in tow. The same son that you buried fifty years prior after his accidental death when he drowned in a nearby river on his birthday.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories’ ed. by Stephanie Perkins #COYER #SRC

Twelve stories about summer told in twelve different styles by twelve of the most wonderful Young Adult authors. I was really excited to see this compilation when I was looking for books to read for my Summer Reading Challenge. And while it is a good... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Conjured’ by Sarah Beth Durst #COYER

  Lulling, nightmarish and unusual, Conjured makes you feel like you are the main character. Eve’s past is non-existent. She can’t remember anything, and often wonders how she knows things like what a seatbelt is, but not how to use... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Game of Love and Death’ by Martha Brockenbrough #COYER #2016HW

From the first paragraph, you are thoroughly aware that this isn’t your typical Young Adult fare. It’s a most unusual and unique tale that is told in an old-fashioned manner. It is bright and hopeful; it is shadowy and piercing. And while... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Passenger’ by Alexandra Bracken #COYER #SRC

If you like time-travel stories, you are in for a treat. This spectacular voyage via ink and paper leaves all recent forays in this genre back in the Stone Age. All she knows is playing the violin. Etta Spencer has no time for anything else.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Dark Days Club’ by Alison Goodman #SRC

Lady Helen Wrexall has a stain upon her character – one that she had nothing to do with. When her parents were drowned at sea, she and her older brother, Andrew, had to live with their aunt and uncle. There were always whispers and outright ugly... Read More | Share it now!