ARC Review: The Storm Runner

The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner #1) by J.C. Cervantes (AKA Jennifer Cervantes) Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a... Continue Reading →

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Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm (Author) Tad Carpenter (Illustrator ) Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day... Continue Reading →

Review: Dronefall

Dronefall by A.L. Buehrer DON’T LOOK UP. THEY KNOW YOUR FACE. Halcyon Slavic is a Christian and a drone-tracker, relying on her independence and society’s apathy to live life her own way. As long as she keeps her faith private, she’s free to believe what she wants. But her second life monitoring Budapest’s massive system... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: Song of the Current

Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) by Sarah Tolcser Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: Even the Darkest Stars

Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1) by Heather Fawcett Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her... Continue Reading →

Review: Drip: A Gothic Bromance

Drip: A Gothic Bromance by Andrew MontlackMy rating: 4 of 5 stars "A hand wearing a fancy watch parted the office blinds, and J.D. felt nauseous with despair: suddenly he knew—even though he could not explain how—that all of his mojo had been permanently taken away." J.D. and George: thick as thieves since the fourth... Continue Reading →

Review: Storytime: My Colorful Chameleon

Storytime: My Colorful Chameleon by Leonie RobertsMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Showcasing bright artwork and a fun spot and find element, My Colorful Chameleon is perfect for storytime and the classroom. A child describes her pet and it’s funny color-changing habit, only problem is, it keeps getting lost! Mom is angry at the disappearing critter, and the girl... Continue Reading →

Review: Love, Mama

Love, Mama by Jeanette Bradley My rating: 4 of 5 stars With a heartwarming story and tender illustrations, Jeanette Bradley's debut picture book Love, Mama is perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and any day when a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother's love. When Mama leaves her young penguin Kipling,... Continue Reading →

Review: Bride of the Water God, Volume 1

Bride of the Water God, Volume 1 by Mi-Kyung YunMy rating: 4 of 5 stars When Soah’s impoverished, desperate village decides to sacrifice her to the Water God Habaek to end a long drought, they believe that drowning one beautiful girl will save their entire community and bring much-needed rain. Not only is Soah surprised... Continue Reading →

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