Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

  Title: Children of Virtue and Vengeance Series: Legacy of Orïsha, #2 Author: Tomi Adeyemi Pages: 448 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Trust, Honesty, Intentions, Friendships, Romance, Grief, Loss, Family Publication Date: December 3, 2019 Publisher: Henry Holt Company     After returning magic to their land, Zelie and Amari…… Continue reading Book Review: Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Children · Fairy Tale · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · NetGalley · Young Adult

ARC Review: Broken Wish by Julie C. Dao

  Title: Broken Wish Series: The Mirror, #1 Author: Julie C. Dao Pages: 320 Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Acceptance, Friendship, Trust, Differences Publication Date: October 6, 2020 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion     Thank you to the NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for giving me the opportunity to read and…… Continue reading ARC Review: Broken Wish by Julie C. Dao

Adventure · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Coming-of-Age · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · In-Person Book Club · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

  Title: Children of Blood and Bone Series: Legacy of Orïsha, #1 Author: Tomi Adeyemi Pages: 544 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Good vs. Evil, Trust, Honesty, Coming-of-Age, Magic, Romance Publication Date: March 6, 2018 Publisher: Henry Holt Company     Zelie has been training since the day her mother was…… Continue reading Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

  Title: The Bear and the Nightingale Series: Winternight Trilogy, #1 Author: Katherine Arden Pages: 323 Genre: Fantasy/Fairy Tale Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: Beliefs, Relationships, Religion Publication Date: January 10, 2017 Publisher: Del Rey Books   In a cold and dark Russian village, young Vasilisa can see house spirits, feeds them, and explores the…… Continue reading Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Middle Grade · NetGalley

Book Review: The Golden Maple Tree by Marc Remus

  Title: The Golden Maple Tree Series: Magora, #2 Author: Marc Remus Pages: 251 Genre: Middle Grade, Children’s, Fantasy Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: Family, Friendship, Trust, Forgiveness, Kindness Publication Date: January 14, 2016  Publisher: Misty Moon Books / Marc Remus     This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and  Misty Moon Books.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Golden Maple Tree by Marc Remus

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ARC Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

  Title: The Dream Daughter Author: Diane Chamberlain Pages: 384 Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction/Time Travel, Historical Fiction Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Mother’s Love, Loss, Grief, Family Publication Date: October 2nd 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press     This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and  St. Martin’s Press. It is 1970 and…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Animal Love · Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Young Adult

Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

  Title: A Dog’s Purpose Series: A Dog’s Purpose, #1 Author: W. Bruce Cameron Pages: 320 Genre: Animals, Dogs, Fiction Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Friendship, Love, Loyalty, Purpose Publication Date: July 6, 2010  Publisher: Forge Books     Over living several lives, this one dog looks for meaning and purpose in his life. Will he…… Continue reading Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Book Review · Children · DNF (Did Not Finish) · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Middle Grade · Middle School

DNF: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

  Title: The Wishing Spell Series: The Land of Stories #1 Author: Chris Colfer Pages: 438 Genre: Fantasy, Children, Middle Grade Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Siblings, Quest, Working together, Determination, Friendship Publication Date: July 17, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers     Why did I choose to DNF this book? I started this children’s…… Continue reading DNF: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Book series · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · LGBT · Young Adult

Book Review: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

  Title: Come Tumbling Down Series: Wayward Children, #5 Author: Seanan McGuire Pages: 206 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, LGBTQ, Novella Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: Determination, Friendship, Love, Balance Publication Date:  January 7, 2020 Publisher: Tor.com     Jack is back in Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children and needs the assistance of her friends…… Continue reading Book Review: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Graphic Novel · In-Person Book Club

Book Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

  Title: Seconds Author: Bryan Lee O’Malley Pages: 323 Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Second chances, Mistakes, Regret, Life Lesson Publication Date:  July 15, 2014 Publisher: Ballantine Books   Katie’s life has been great, until the day it isn’t. All she wants is to have a second chance to reverse some of…… Continue reading Book Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley