Source: LibraryThing Early Reviewers

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

Posted April 14, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  It has been snowy and gloomy and dull and my loves, everything in my heart has been dying for something dark and witchy and alive.  In that matter, The Price Guide to the Occult was everything I wanted.  It was earthy and malevolent and brought me to life. The Price Guide to the Occult introduces the reader to Rona Blackburn – a powerful witch who comes to the island in its founding days and wishes to be left in peace.  Unfortunately, frightened people make rash, irrational decisions.  When the eight “founding fathers” of the island fail to kill Rona, she […]

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Blue Window by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Blue Window by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Posted February 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Hmm.  Mixed feelings about this book.  On one hand, Blue Window was a really neat idea about five siblings who fall through a window and end up in a strange world where they have to find their way home and also not get destroyed by the strange looking humanoid inhabitants of that world.  It was a fun ride with nuances of The Chronicles of Narnia […]

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Fourth Dimension by Eric Walters

Fourth Dimension by Eric Walters

Posted February 25, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Penguin Teen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Fourth Dimension tells the story of a small Marine family trying to survive after a complete technology blackout.  What starts off as the family annual camping trip quickly turns into a dog-eat-dog world as violence ensues when humanity realizes life as they knew it has come to an end.  Arming themselves with their mother’s military experience, their camping supplies, and limited connections… the family […]

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The Book of Pearl by Timothée de Fombelle

The Book of Pearl by Timothée de Fombelle

Posted December 18, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I am a sucker for fairytales. These days, fantasy is dark and fast-paced.  There are villains in the shadows with twisted plans that will keep you up at night.  There are brazen heroes and maidens who don’t need rescuing. The Book of Pearl is something else entirely. This novel reads like something by the Grimm brothers.  The Kingdoms are a lush fantasy world so beautiful in their simplicity and believable enough that they could be our own, in another age and time.  That is the charm of a fairytale – it’s fantasy, but it feels like, just maybe, it […]

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The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

Posted October 26, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Jessika has been brainwashed since childhood. Her father holds an important position with the Reicht, and so Jessika must always be on her best behavior.  She is the top of her class, a gifted skater, and she is the Favorite Daughter of the Reicht. Until Clementine. Clementine Amelia Hart changes everything Jessika has been told is truth.  She allows her to see through the shroud […]

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