Book Reviews

I receive my books to review from many sources: Publisher advanced reading copies (ARC), Publisher sent finished books, Author sent books, My own purchases, Net galley. I DO NOT ACCEPT MONEY for my reviews. All my reviews are my own opinions and not influenced by outside sources.

PB= Picture Book  MG= Middle Grade (ages 8-12) YA= Young Adult (ages 14+)

A
A Tiger Tail by Mike Boldt -PB
Altered by Jennifer Rush -YA
Alcatraz Vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson -MG
Ash by Eve and Stone -YA
Awesome 8 from National Geographic Kids - MG
Anna Banana and The Friendship Slip by Mrose Ricci -MG
A Girl Called Fearless by Linka -YA
Airkeep (Farworld) by J Scott Savage -YA
A Sliver of Stardust by Marissa Burt -YA
Alcatraz Vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson -MG
Alistair Grim's Odditorium by Greg Funaro - MG
Anyone? by Angela Scott -YA
Awakening by Scott Wieczorek -YA
A Mutiny in Time (Infinity Ring #1) by James Dashner -MG
Alliance (Paladin Prophecy 2) by Mark Frost -YA
Allegiant by Veronica Roth -YA
Anyone But Me- Katie Kazoo Switcheroo  -MG (review by my 10 yr. old daughter)
Amelia Bedelia Means Buisness by Herman Parish -MG
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin -YA
Arcania by Liz Maverick- ebook YA
Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman -YA
A Hero for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi -MG
Aliens on a rampage by Cleve Barrett Smith -MG
Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund -YA
Albrek's Tomb- Adventurers Wanted #3 by ML Forman -YA
Aliens on Vacation by Cleve Barrett Smith -MG
Ashes by Bick -YA
Amanda in Arabia by Darlene Foster -Middle Grade
Ashfall by Mike Mullin - YA
Abandon by Meg Cabot -YA
A Girls' Guide To Dating Zombies by Messina - Adult

B
Be The Change- A Grandfather Gandhi Story by Arun Gandi and Bethany Hegedus -PB
Bailey's Story- A Dog's Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron -MG
Beyond the Rising Tide by Sarah Beard - YA
Brink of Dawn by Altabef -YA
Blood Crown by Ali Cross -YA
Boys of Blur by ND Wilson -MG
Boris on the Move by Andrew Joyner -MG
Blud and Magick by Preston Norton -YA
Blaze by Laurie Crompton Boyle -YA
Butter by Erin Jade Lange -YA
Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman -YA
Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet -PB
Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule -YA
Bindi's Wildlife Adventures #7- Croc Capers -MG
Bane by Trish Milburn -YA
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw -YA
Beyond by TP Boje - YA
Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey -YA
Brendan Buckley's Sixth-Grade Experiment by Sundee Frazier -Middle Grade
Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey -Crossover
Beyonders by Brandon Mull- Middle Grade

C
California the Magic Island by Doug Hansen -PB
Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix -MG
Charmed- Fairy Tale Reform School book 2 by Jen Calonita -MG
Caravaggio Signed in Blood by Mark David Smith -YA
Camp Omigosh by Wade Bradford -MG
Casters of Doovik by Wagner -MG
Catch that Cookie by Hallie Durand -PB
Charlie Bumpers Vs. The Squeaking Skull by Bill Harley -MG
Claude on the Slopes by Adam T. Smith -MG
Chum by Adam Glendon Sidwell -MG
Chorus by Emma Trevayne -YA
Cinderella Stay Late (Grimmtastic Girls #1) -MG
Cured by Bethany Wiggins -YA
Chasing the Skip by Janci Peterson -YA
Creatura by Nely Cab -YA
Chained by Lynne Kelly -MG
Cinderella Smith- The More The Merrier by Stephanie Baden -MG
Croak by Gina Damico -YA
Crater Lake by Steve Westover- Middle Grade
Cinder by Marissa Meyer -YA
Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon -YA
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare -YA

D
Defenders of the Family by Benjamin Hyrum White -MG
Divah by Susannah Appelbaum -YA
Doreen by Ilana Manaster -YA
Dragon Marked by Jaymin Eve - YA
Discern by Andrea Pearson -YA
Double Reverse by Fred Bowen -MG
Drone Games by Joel Narlock -Adult
Drift by MK Hutchins -YA
Dork Diaries 6- Tales of a Not so Happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell -MG (review by 11yr old)
Darker Days by Jus Accardo -YA
Dark Shore by Kevin Emerson -YA
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers -YA
Dream Big by Aron Simkins -PB
Doomed by Tracy Deebs  -YA
Demons by Heather Frost -YA
Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Edghill -Adult
Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey -YA
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Heiber -YA
Dumpling Days by Grace Lin -Middle Grade
Destined by PC and Kristin Cast (A House of Night novel) -YA
Divergent by Veronica Roth -YA

E
Everything Sports from National Geographic Kids -MG
Edible Science from National Geographic Kids -MG
Eyes of the Enemy by Kelly Hess -MG
Evertrue by Brodi Ashton -YA
Exodus 2022 by Kenneth G Bennett -Adult
Edge of Truth by Natasha Hanova -YA
Execution- Escape from Furnace #5 by Alexander Gordon Smith -YA
Elemental Explosions (Alchemists Academy #2) by Kailin Gow -YA
Evertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell -MG
Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds -PB
Emerald City by Alicia Leppert- YA
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes -YA

F
Footloose by Kenny Loggins -PB
Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs -YA
Fork-Tongue Charmers (The Luck Uglies 2) by Paul Durham -MG
Fatal Exchange by Cindy Hogan -YA
Family Magic by Patti Larsen -YA
Fyre by Angie Sage -MG
Fire and Ash by Jon Maberry -YA
Fuse by Julianna Baggott -YA
Fractured Soul by Rachel McCellan -YA
Feedback by Robinson Wells -YA
Fractured Light by Rachel McCellan -YA
Fog by Caroline B. Cooney -MG
Foxfire by Karen Kincy -YA
Flying the Dragon by Natalie Diaz Lorenzi -MG
Fugitives by Alexander Gordon Smith- YA
Firelight by Sophie Jordan -YA
Farsighted by Emlyn Chand- YA
Forgotten by Cat Patrick - YA

G
Gears of Revolution by J Scott Savage -MG
Gusto & Gecko Travel to New Orleans by Longy Han -PB
Galaxy Zack - A Green Christmas! by Ray O'Ryan -MG
Golden Mane by SJB Gilmour -MG
Gumwrappers and Goggles by Winifred Barnum-Newman - MG
Guardians Inc, The Cypher by Julian Rosada Machain -YA
Guardians by Heather Frost -YA
Goddess Girls- The Girl Games by Holub and Williams - MG
Groosham Grange books 1 &2 by Anthony Horowitz -MG
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter -YA
Generation by William Knight- Adult
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black -YA
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan -YA
Grey Griffins- The Relic Hunters -Middle Grade
Gossip From The Girls' Room by Rose Cooper -Middle Grade

H
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Rowling, Tiffany and Thorne. -YA
Hurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal - YA
Hunters of Chaos by Crystal Velasquez -MG
Hotwire by Cindy Hogan -YA
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas -YA
How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love by Ken Baker -YA
How They Choked By Georgia Bragg -MG
How Not to Find a Boyfriend by Allyson Valentine -YA
Hysteria by Megan Miranda -YA
Hashbrown Winters and the Whiz-tastrophe by Frank L. Cole -MG
Heroes in Training #2- Poseidon and the Sea Fury by Holub and Williams - MG
Heroes in Training #1- Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Holub and Williams -MG
Holding onto Zoe by George Ella Lyon -YA
Hope's Journey by Stephanie Worlton -YA
Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne -YA
Human Blend and Earth Blend by Lori Pescatore -YA
Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure by BK Bostick - MG

I
If a T. Rex crashes your Birthday Party by Jill Esbaum -PB
In the Mouth of the Wolf by Nicole Maggi -YA
Icefall by Matthew J Kirby -MG

J
Jeremy's Christmas Journey by Scott A. Johnson-MG

K
Knightly & Son by Rohan Gavin -MG
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger -MG
Kiss Kiss Bark by Kim-Williams Justesen (review by my 10 year old) -MG
Katana by Cole Gibson -YA

L
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare -YA
Lichgates by SM Boyce -YA
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk- PB
Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh -YA
Luminescence by Braden Bell -MG
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans -YA
Linnea in Monet's Garden by Bjork and Anderson -PB
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld -YA
Lockdown, Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith -YA

M
Matefinder by Leia Stone -YA
Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast -YA
My Grandparents Love Me by Claire Freedman and Judi Abbot -PB
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris -YA
Molly, By Golly by Dianne Ochiltree -PB
Mysteries of Cove- Fires of Invention by J Scott Savage- YA
Maddie West and the Tongue Taker by Brian Falkner -MG
Midnight Runner by Marilee Jackson -YA
Mickey Price- Journey to Oblivion by John P. Stanley -MG
My Sort of Fairy Tale Ending by Anna Staniszewski -YA
Mirage by Jenn Reese -MG
Mind Games by Kiersten White -YA
My Epic Fairy Tale Fail by Anna Staniszewski -YA
Michael Vey- The Prisoner of Cell 25- By Richard Evans -MG
Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick -YA
Magick by Trish Milburn -YA
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence -YA
Mira's Diary- Lost in Paris by Marissa Moss -MG
Max Quick- The Pocket and The Pendant by Mark Jeffrey -Middle Grade
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne - YA

N
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin -MG
Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist book 1 by RL LeFevers -MG
Naturals by Tiffany Truitt -YA
Nightingale by David Farland -YA
Neversink by Barry Wolverton -MG

O
OMG, I Did it Again! by Talia Aikens-Nunez -MG
Outpost by Ann Aguirre - YA
Oh No! series by Mac Barnett -PB
Okay For Now by Gary D Schimdt -MG
Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany -Adult
Oliver Nocturne 6- the Triad of Finity by Kevin Emerson -Middle Grade

P
Papa's Book of Mormon Christmas by Parker -PB
Paladin Pawn by Michael D Young- YA
Paradigm by Helen Stringer -YA
Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca -YA
Proxy by Alex London -YA
Penumbras by Braden Bell -MG
Poison by Molly Cochran -YA
Prom Dates to Die For- Short Stories- Buzz Books -YA
Pure by Julianna Baggott -YA

Q
Queen of the Dead (The Undertakers book 2) by Ty Drago- MG
Quarantine- book 1 The Loners by Lex Thomas -YA
Quest for the Scorpions Jewel by Amy Green -Middle Grade

R
Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson -YA
Raising Rufus by David Fulk -MG
Rebellion by Stephani Diaz -YA
Rebellion by Karen Sandler -YA
Ready to Wear (Sew Zoey 1) by Chloe Taylor -MG
Rise of the Darklings (The Invisible order 1) by Paul Crilley -MG
Real Mermaids Don't Sell Seashells by Helene Boudreau -YA
Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels by Helene Boudreau -YA
Redemption by Veronique Launier -YA
Replication by Jill Williamson -YA
Remembrance by Michelle Madow -YA
Rumors from the Boys' Room by Rose Cooper -Middle Grade
Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore -YA
Relic Master by Catherine Fisher -YA

S
Shadows of Asphodel by Karen Kincy -YA
Scythe by Neal Shusterman -YA
Seeker by Dayton -YA
Storm Buddies by Melissa Pope -PB
Soulprint by Megan Miranda -YA
Shadow Swarm by D Robert Pease -YA
Slayers- Friends and Traitors by CJ Hill -YA
Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull -MG
Sunrise by Mike Mullin -YA
Smasher by Scott Bly -MG
Skylight by Kevin Hopkins -Adult
Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup -YA
Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon -YA
Shadow Chaser by Jerel Law -MG
Stung by Bethany Wiggins -YA
Shield Maiden by Richard Denning -MG
Sweet Baby Moon by Karen Clark -PB
Stones to Ashes (The Alchemists Academy Book1) by Kailin Gow -YA
Shadows by Ilsa Bick -YA
SEND- It Only Takes One Click by Patty Blount -YA
She Wulf by Sheryl Steines -YA
Silver Knight by Caron Rider -YA
Soulbound by Heather Brewster -YA
Shayla Witherwood: A half faerie tale by Tamra Torero -YA
Storybound by Marissa Burt -MG
Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz -YA
Shadow moon by Marilee Brothers -YA
Stealing Magic by Marianne Malone -MG
Solitary- Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith -YA
SkyShip Academy by Nick James -YA
Seers by Heather Frost -YA
Starters by Lissa Price -YA
Shatter Me by Tafi -YA

T

Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrain- YA
Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin -YA
Ten by Gretchen McNeil -YA
Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune by Craig Everett -MG
Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs -YA
Tomorrow Land by Mari Mancusi -YA
TroubleTwisters by Garth Nix and Sean Williams -Middle Grade

THE
The Ministry of Ghosts by Alex Shearer -MG
The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy- A San Francisco Story by Elisa Kleven -PB
The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel by Natasha Lowe -MG
The Midnight Glass by D. T. Vaughn -MG
The Kingdom of Oceana by Mitchell Charles -MG
The Arctic Code by Matthew Kirby -MG
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokski -YA
The Phoenix Files - The Arrival by Chris Morphew -YA
The Glass Sentence by SE Grove -YA
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau -YA
The Broken Spell by Erika McGann -MG
The Blackthorne Key by Kevin Sands-MG
The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jeykll Island by Boyack -MG
The Candy Shop War- Arcade Catastrophe by Brandon Mull -MG
The Blue Woods by Nicole Maggi -YA
The Novice by Taran Matharu -YA
The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham - MG
The Christmas Tree Elf by Valentine D'Arcy Sheldon -PB
The Night Before The Night Before Christmas by Jay Dee -PB
The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil by Connor Boyack -MG
The Seventh Mountain by Gene Curtis -MG
The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9) by Jeff Kinney -MG
The Finisher by David Baldacci -YA
The Dyerville Tales by MP Kozowsky -MG
The Catacombs of Vanaheim by Richard Denning -MG
The Avatar Battle by Chad Morris -MG
The Practical Prepper by Jones -Adult
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson -YA
The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa -YA
The Eighth Guardian by Meredith McCardle -YA
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier -MG
The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore -MG
The Secret Box by Whitaker Ringwald -MG
The Last Enchanter by Laurisa Reyes -MG
The Field by Tracy Richardson -YA
The Inventor's Secret by Chad Morris -MG
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani -MG
The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith -YA
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron -YA
The Huaca by Marcia Mickelson -YA
The Circle by Cindy Cipriano -YA
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey -YA
The Siren's Secret by Heather Ostler -YA
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy -MG
The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson -MG
The Silver Door by Emily Rodda -MG
The Magician's Tower by Shawn Odysessy -MG
The Thirteenth Sign by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb -MG
The Fire Prophet by Jerel Law -MG
Toxic by Jus Accardo -YA
The Color of Bones by Tracy Edward Wymer -MG
The Void of Mist and Thunder (The 13th Reality book 4) By James Dashner -MG
Terminal Blend by Lori Pescatore -YA
The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens -MG
The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart by Leanna Renee Heiber -YA
The Golden Door by Emily Rodda -MG

U
Unspoken by CC Hunter -YA
Ungifted by Kelly Oram- YA
Undead by Kristy McKay -YA

V
Variant by Robinson Wells -YA

W
Wild Ideas by Kelsey -PB
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner -YA
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley -YA
Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks -Adult
When you Were Mine by Rebbeca Serle -YA
White Witch by Trish Milburn -YA
Wildwing by Emily Whitman - YA
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer -YA
Wither by Lauren DeStefano -YA

X

Y
You Only Die Twice- The Genius Files #3 by Dan Gutman -MG
Yesterday by CK Kelly Martin _YA
You Can't Have My Planet, But Take My Brother Please by James Mihaley -MG

Z