Bruja Born Book Review

Author: Zoraida Cordova Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 352 Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister’s newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula’s bruja healing powers can’t fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend…

May Book Haul

Hey guys! I’m still reeling from all the crazy life changes going on. The baby is growing bigger everyday and my tummy is getting a little bumpier all the time! For this month I decided to try and keep it light with the reading. Here are the books I currently have…. Bruja Born by Zoraida…

Goodbye, Grandpa Book Review

Goodbye, Grandpa by Jelleke Rijken Publisher: Clavis Publishing Genre: Childrens Fiction Pages: 34 Bear and Grandpa are going fishing today. But why is Grandpa sleeping in the grass? What is going on? “Grandpa is dead,” Elephant says softly to his friend Bear. Bear starts to cry. Will he ever see Grandpa again? Chicken and Elephant…

The Snow Queen Book Review

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Publisher: Hutchinson Genre: Children’s Classics Pages: 92 “Hans Christian Andersen’s magical tale of friendship and adventure is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish-English illustrator Sanna Annukka. Cloth-bound in deep blue, with silver foil embellishments, The Snow Queen is a unique work of art. Sanna Annukka is familiar to…

Shadows of the Forest Book Review

Author: Emma Michaels Publisher: CHBB Publishing Publishing Date: Nov. 5th, 2016 Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 144 “Everyone is dying to live in the Shadows of the Forest. They gave me three rules to follow in exchange for my brother’s life: 1. Do not enter the West Wing; 2. Do not go outside after darkness falls; and…

Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR

Happy Tuesday! This week’s theme for TTT is Books on Your Fall TBR 😉 a great topic. While it doesn’t quite feel like Fall just yet 😦 I still can’t resist the excitement. The hot chocolate, the fuzzy sweaters, warm fire’s, crisp refreshing breezes and cold morning ❤ I tell you……I fall in love with…

When Dreams Come True Book Review

When Dreams Come True by Rebecca Emin   Publisher: Gingersnaps Books Genre: Middle Grade, Fiction Pages: 155   Charlie is happiest when biking with Max and Toby, or watching films with Allie. But when Charlie reaches year nine, everything begins to change. As her friends develop new interests, Charlie’s dreams become more frequent and vivid,…

June Book Review

June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Publisher: Crown Publishing a branch of Penguin Random House Genre: Fiction, Coming of Age Pages: 379 “Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her…

The Book of Esther Book Review

The Book of Esther by Emily Barton Publisher: Tim Duggan Books branch of Penguin Random House Genre: Fiction, Literary/Alternative History/Jewish Pages: 416   “Eastern Europe, August 1942. The Khazar kaganate, an isolated nation of Turkic warrior Jews, lies between the Pontus Euxinus (the Black Sea) and the Khazar Sea (the Caspian). It also happens to lie between…

If The Magic Fits Book Review

If The Magic Fits by Susan Maupin Schmid Publisher: Random House Children Genre: Childrens Fiction, (Middle Age) Pages: 191 Rating: 5/5 “Inside an enchanted castle, there’s a closet—a closet with one hundred dresses that nobody ever wears. Dresses like those need a good trying-on, and Darling Dimple is just the girl to do it. When…

Baby Bear’s NOT Hibernating Book Review

Baby Bear’s NOT Hibernating by Lynn Plourde  Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Down East Books Genre: Children’s Fiction Pages: 22 Rating: 4/5 “Baby Black Bear has had so much fun with his friends moose, owl, and rabbit, that he’s decided not to join his parents in hibernation for the winter. So as the weather begins to…