Book Review: The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

Series title:The Secret Series Publishing Date: October 2007 ISBN:9780316113694 Available in:Kindle,HardCover, PaperBack,Audible,and Audio CD on Amazon. Cass is an eleven-year old survivalist who may or may not really be named Cass. Max-Ernest is a young compulsive speaker and factoid stocker who may or may not really be named Max-Ernest. The magician? There’s much we know […]

Musings: The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest HarperTeen, 2017 ISBN-13: 978-0373212316 Available: Hardcover, Kindle edition, audiobook   Not too long ago, there was controversy over racism in The Black Witch. based on this review. I was sent a copy for review, and the press release seemed to indicate the book was supposed to be the exact opposite of racist, so […]

Book Review: My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman Atria Books, 2016 ISBN-13: 9781501160486 Available: Hardcover/Kindle edition/Audio Download/Compact Disc   Elsa is seven, “going on eight”. Her world looks bleak: she is too mature for her age. and is bullied and friendless at school.  Elsa’s parents are divorced.  She lives with her mother, […]

Book Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire Tor, 2017 ISBN-13: 978-0765392039 Available: Hardcover, Kindle edition, audiobook Down  Among the Sticks and Bones is a companion novella to Seanan McGuire’s award-winning novella Every Heart a Doorway. Every Heart a Doorway explored the question of what happens after children who walk through a door to a fantasy world […]

Book Review: Summer at East End: Double Eclipse by Melissa de la Cruz

Summer at East End: Double Eclipse by Melissa de la Cruz G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-0399173561 Available: Hardcover, Kindle edition Double Eclipse is the second book in Summer at East End,  a YA spinoff series of Melissa de la Cruz’s adult urban fantasy series Witches of East End, which was about three sisters who […]

Book Review: The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan Disney-Hyperion, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-1484732748 Available: Hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, Audible   The Hidden Oracle is the first book in a new series in the world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Trials of Apollo. This book takes place six months after the war with Gaea and the giants’ […]

Review: Devoured by Amanda Marrone

Megan just wants to make sure that her new boyfriend, Ryan, stays out of the clutches of his smitten best friend, Samantha. That’s why she’s working for the summer at the Land of Enchantment, an amusement park filled with fairy tale princesses. But when the ghost of her twin sister, Remy, begins to show up […]

Review: Monster’s Proof by Richard Lewis

Ten year old Darby Ell is brilliant at mathematics, but not so good at being liked. Intrigued by the “thingamabob conjecture” his aunt Ludy discovered just before she went bananas, he becomes obsessed with proving it. As he works on it, the mathematical construct, which calls itself Bob, starts to communicate and interact with him, […]

Book Review: Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

From ML’s Circulation Desk Viking Penguin, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0670786206 Available: Hardcover, Kindle edition, audiobook I don’t read a lot of YA fiction, as I tend to enjoy a harder, darker horror in general, but I have enjoyed it from time to time, and the concept of Man Made Boy intrigued me. It is indeed an […]