Modern Fantasy · Review

Teenage Love Spell: A Halloween Romance by Gabrielle Dela Cruz

Synopsis from Goodreads: The moon shines bright for the fifteen year old Caitlyn Cross as she discovers her true identity as a witch. Her mom strictly forbids her to use magic, but being bullied in school because of the way she dresses and her messy orange hair, she has no other escape but her powers.… Continue reading Teenage Love Spell: A Halloween Romance by Gabrielle Dela Cruz

Graphic Novel · Nonfiction · Review

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Synopsis from Inside Cover: Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to… Continue reading Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Review · Science Fiction

The Pandora Chronicles: Book 1 by Ryan Attard

Synopsis from Goodreads: A nomadic alien species found itself trapped on a new-born Earth billions of years ago. And they were here just long enough to leave a legacy behind – buried in our DNA. 1713 – Captain Jack Finnegan’s remarkable success as a pirate and privateer turns out to be something much deeper. He’ll… Continue reading The Pandora Chronicles: Book 1 by Ryan Attard

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Poetry · Review · Young Adult

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Synopsis from Inside Cover: Matthew Turner doesn’t have faith in anything. Not in family — his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen. And certainly not in… Continue reading Rumble by Ellen Hopkins