Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Synopsis on Goodreads: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets–and human lives. In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line… Continue reading The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

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

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

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Shadow by Amanda Sun

Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet two teens whose worlds are about to change forever in this paranormal Young Adult novella, a prequel to Ink by debut author Amanda Sun… Katie Greene’s worst nightmare comes true when her mother dies, and she’s devastated to learn that she will have to leave the only home she’s ever known.… Continue reading Shadow by Amanda Sun

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Caught in the Crossfire by Juliann Rich

Synopsis from Goodreads: Two boys at Bible camp; one forbidden love. That is the dilemma sixteen-year-old Jonathan Cooper faces when he goes away to Spirit Lake Bible Camp, an oasis for teen believers situated along Minnesota’s rugged north shore. He is expecting a summer of mosquito bites, bonfires with s’mores, and photography classes with Simon,… Continue reading Caught in the Crossfire by Juliann Rich

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis from Goodreads: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her… Continue reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Historical Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

Synopsis from Overdrive: When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vansih as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service – the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive. Monsieur Durandeau… Continue reading Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Faking Faith by Josie Bloss

Synopsis from Goodreads: Dylan Mahoney is living one big unholy lie. Thanks to a humiliating and painfully public sexting incident, Dylan has become the social pariah at her suburban Chicago high school. She’s ignored by everyone–when she’s not being taunted–and estranged from her two best friends. So when Dylan discovers the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist… Continue reading Faking Faith by Josie Bloss

Children's Literature · Classics · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Synopsis from Goodreads: The Nutcracker is a Christmas story about a little girl named Maria and her wooden doll, the Nutcracker, who becomes alive to fight the evil seven-headed Mouse King. This edition includes 20 illustrations by Artuš Scheiner and Ludwig Willem Reymert Wenckebach. Review: E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the basis for… Continue reading The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann