I saw this reviewed on a GeekMom post and thought it would be a good read aloud to start off the school year. I was not disappointed.
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 377 pages
Setting: various locations of a make-believe industrial (but not cell-phone) level world
Summary: Short version: Bronte travels to all her aunts’ houses after her parents die Continue reading
I had seen the third book in the series in a list of good pirate stories. I’d much rather start at the beginning of a series than in the middle and picked up this one.
Genre: portal fantasy
Length: 331 pages
Setting: San Francisco and parts of Stormwrack, a connected alternate Earth, present day
Summary: Short version: Sophie prevents war from breaking out in a parallel water world Continue reading
This is the second book in the Tensorate series. I had some digital Amazon credits expiring and used them to buy the next book in the series.
Length: 213 pages
Setting: the Gusai desert around Bataanar, after the events of The Black Tides of Heaven
Summary: Short version: A naga hunt leads to many changes for Mokoya Continue reading
This was a random graphic novel I picked up off the library shelf.
Genre: middle grade fantasy graphic novel
Length: 208 pages
Setting: a big city and the Underworld beneath it, present day
Summary: Short version: Edmund and his changeling, Cinder, work together to stop a coup in the Royal City Continue reading
Mr. Curiosity came across this book as he was looking for something for himself and thought it sounded like a book I would enjoy. I was thrilled to put one of his recommendations on my TBR. I was looking for something non-fantasy to read, and thought this would fit the bill.
Genre: medical thriller
Length: 288 pages
Setting: Seattle, Washington and Houston, Texas, present day
Summary: Short version: A child dies under Marie’s care and she is devastated Continue reading
This is the second book in the Dark Jewels trilogy. I’m trying to finish series within a reasonably short time of starting them, so here’s the second book already.
Length: 482 pages
Setting: soon after the events of Daughter of the Blood, various locations within the Realms
Summary: Short version: Jaenelle heals and draws friends into her official Court Continue reading
I’m not sure how this book came to my attention, but it picked it up now because it was available as an audiobook and was a good length for our trip to Philadelphia.
Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of magic
Length: 587 pages
Setting: Germany, Pennsylvania, and California, late 1930s
Summary: Short version: A harmonica helps three kids overcome discrimination and find happiness Continue reading