It’s another Rick Riordan Presents book, this time about Mayan mythology. Miss Adventure started it and said it was worth reading. (I should have waited to see if she finished it to decide whether or not to read it, but oh well.)
Genre: middle grade urban fantasy
Length: 431 pages
Setting: New Mexico and California, as well as Mayan divine realms, present day
Summary: Short version: Zane has three days to save the world from a Mayan god Continue reading
This is the third book in the Great Library series the kids and I are reading.
Genre: YA alternative history/fantasy
Length: 338 pages
Setting: mostly Philadelphia, right after the events of Paper and Fire
Summary: Short version: Jess and his friends survive the Burners of Philadelphia Continue reading
It was a free book provided by Tor. I decided to read it now because Mr. Curiosity read it and enjoyed it.
Length: 236 pages
Setting: the Protectorate, a pre-industrial Asian society
Summary: Short version: Twins rebel against their mother, the Protector Continue reading
I wanted something lighter than what I’ve been reading lately and went looking through the Newbery Medal books. Middle grade books will always work out in the end.
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 386 pages
Setting: near the Protectorate, a Middle Ages level society
Summary: Short version: The importance of stories you tell yourself to be true Continue reading
I had heard good things about this book and decided to read it to the kids. It’s set in the winter, so it made it appropriate to read this late in the year.
Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of magic
Length: 370 pages
Setting: mostly the Winterhouse hotel, in a northern climate, present day
Summary: Short version: Who can find The Book and decode the secret message first? Continue reading
This is the eighth and currently final book available in the Outlander series. This means I have completed my goal of being up to date on the Outlander series. (I can’t say “finishing” since the series isn’t complete, but I’ve read all the books available.)
Genre: historical fiction with time travel
Length: 825 pages
Setting: near Valley Forge, in 1778, and 1980s and early 1700s, Scotland
Summary: Short version: Outlander characters at the start of the Revolutionary War Continue reading
This is the third book in the Immortals Quartet I started listening to with Miss Adventure. We listened to it together on the way to gymnastics meets (meet season has started again).
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 294 pages
Setting: mostly the Kingdom of Carthak, soon after the events of Wolf Speaker
Summary: Short version: Daine is drawn into Carthaki politics Continue reading