How To Catch A Bogle by Catherine Jinks | Audiobook Review

Why DId I Listen To This Book? I was totally in the mood for a middle grade story, especially one with a fantasy focus. How To Catch A Bogle by Catherine Jinks seemed like just the charming audiobook I was looking for. Further, I liked the setting which is essentially Dickensian London what with poor houses […]

A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier | Book Review

I hate to admit this, but A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier has made me regret those days where I wished for the flu so I could be out of work for a couple of days without touching my vacation time — I always have this cushion of sick time. Lucier’s debut has made me realize […]

Hero | Alethea Kontis | Book Review

I started Hero by Alethea Kontis with the hopes that it would surpass Enchanted, Kontis’s debut fantasy novel. You see, Hero is the companion to Enchanted and features another of the Woodcutter sisters. The Woodcutter girls are awesome and born into kind of a magical family, so I had hoped this book would be able to capture the charm […]

The Outside | Laura Bickle | Book Review

Note: Spoilers will be posted in this review. However, if you’ve read the official summary you’ve already been spoiled. The other day I took The Outside by Laura Bickle to work with me to read during my lunch break. As I work with a friendly, inquisitive bunch of people I kept getting questions about what I […]

The Watcher In The Shadows | Chris Moriarty | Book Review

First, if you have not read The Inquisitor’s Apprentice by Chris Moriarty quite yet, remedy that issue. After all, it is a book that’s received praise from both Cory Doctorow and Garth Nix which is kind of a big deal. Moriarty’s The Watcher In The Shadows continues with it’s predecessor’s momentum and is just as superb as […]

The Vine Basket | Josanne La Valley | Book Review

The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley caught my eye because of the beautifully illustrated cover that matches the title and the contents of the book. What sold me even more on checking out La Valley’s book was the East Turkestan setting. I have never read a book with an East Turkestan setting before, and […]