Genre: Fiction

Trell by Dick Lehr

Trell by Dick Lehr

Romero Taylor is a wrongfully accused man. He knows this, his wife knows this, and his daughter Van Trell Taylor knows this.  Everyone knows this, but nobody is speaking up about it.  Why not?  Because the crime he is accused of is horrific:  a twelve-year-old girl was shot.  Furthermore, someone is keeping people quite. Van Trell is going to get down to the truth and get justice for her daddy. This book is trying to tell an important story, but it’s doing it wrong. This book is based on an actual case that author Dick Tell worked on when he was […]

Posted November 2, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Meet the artful Dodger. Dodger isn’t a hero, but sometimes a young man finds himself in a circumstance where he must act heroically.  This is case when he comes across a young woman being beaten in the streets of London.  Chasing off the villains with a trusty crowbar, Dodger not only saves the young lady’s life, but becomes entangled in a rescue and plot to protect this nameless noblewoman from her evil husband and avoid starting a war.  He is joined by a cast of characters (both historical and fiction), including Charles Dickens, or “Charlie”. The characters could have been […]

Posted October 25, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Ethan is in love, but Lena’s counting down her remaining days. Nothing ever happens in Gatlin.  It’s the same sleepy town with the same sleepy people and their Civil War reenactments and cheerleading squads.  Nothing happens in Gatlin… until Lena Duchannes moves to town.  Suddenly, the weather gets worse than “just” hurricane season and suddenly everyone has their eyes on the mysterious Ravenwood Manor, and Ethan falls in love. For Lena, the notoriety is the last thing she wants.  She just wants to be a normal girl and have friends and go to school.  Her birthday draws ever nearer and […]

Posted October 23, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry’s quest is nearing an end. Since Dumbledore’s death, Harry has known it is his turn to pick up the mantle of destroying Voldemort, and that he will not be able to return home to Hogwarts.  As the hunt for Horcruxes looms over him, he has a single lead:  the fake necklace and the note signed “R.A.B.”.  He plans to go alone, and bring Voldemort to his end. What follows is a cross-country adventure as Harry – joined by his friends – break into Gringotts, duel death eaters, and are intrigued by the story of something called “The Deathly Hallows”.  […]

Posted October 20, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Adam’s life is pretty terrible. His mom is out of work.  His father’s left.  Their house is underwater (figuratively, not literally).  He has a terrible gastrointestinal disease.  Life since the vuuv invasion has been terrible. Then Adam falls in love, and Chloe comes up with an idea.  They’ll broadcast their love story 1950s style to the vuuv.  The vuuv are obsessed with the 50s and it’ll bring some money in.  It’s an amazing idea!  Until it’s not.  When one thing starts to spiral, everything starts to go out of control and it’s up to Adam to figure out a way to […]

Posted October 19, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Everything you ever wanted to know about Quidditch! Quidditch Through the Ages is a fun companion book to the Harry Potter series.  Originally sold in 2001 as an effort to raise money for the Comic Relief charity, Quidditch Through the Ages was part of a two-part “Hogwarts Library” series (later joined by The Tales of Beedle the Bard).  If you want to know the history, rules, and teams behind the popular wizarding sport, this book is a must have. At only 56 pages, this is a quick read. This book is not intended to give you the mechanics of how to bewitch […]

Posted October 18, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //