Rip Tide by Kat Falls Book Review

Please note: I have not read Dark Life by Kat Falls, any spoilers are unintentional. Building a world in which humans living under the sea seems feasible takes skill, which it seems Kat Falls has in spades. Rip Tide, sequel to Dark Life is a roller coaster of a book, filled with action from beginning to end. You […]

The Mostly True Story Of Jack Kelly Barnhill Book Review

The Mostly True Story Of Jack by Kelly Barnhill is what I would consider to be a deeply unsettling book, especially for middle grade. Now, being unsettled isn’t bad. I’m still actually thinking about The Mostly True Story Of Jack. Kelly Barnhill’s writing plays on people’s fears without overt monsters.

Sci Fi Lite

David, also known as Scrub, is the  main character of Aliens On Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith and he is in for a disappointment. You see, Scrub had planned on spending his summer training for basketball and hopefully kissing a girl. Instead, he discovers that he must help his kooky earth cruchy grandma run her hotel,the […]

The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky Book Review

I wish I could go back in time to my middle school days so I could take lessons from Louise Lambert, the vintage wearing protagonist of The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky. Seriously, Louise is all that even if she doesn’t realize it herself.

A Tale Dark And Grimm by Adam Gidwitz Book Review

When a book based on a Grimm fairy tale has an eye catching cover, that is typically a good sign. For A Tale Dark And Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, the cover is only part of a wicked awesome parcel, full of cool things like decapitation, blood and guts.

A True Princess by Diane Zahler Book Review

The more I look at the cover of A True Princess by Diane Zahler, the more I think this cover is really pretty. Friends, I’m really just attracted to bright colors, magpie syndrome and all. I guess I’m also really attracted to fairy tale retellings, especially when it’s an under the radar fairy tale. Zahler takes on […]