Category Archives: young adult book reviews

by default most of the books might be of greater interest to girls because we are girls

The Lost Wonderland Diaries – Does It Live Up To the Genius of the Original?

The Lost Wonderland Diaries By J. Scott Savage Spoiler Alert!   Summary Something monstrous has been found in the magic world of Wonderland and it wants to get out. Lewis Carroll created a curious and fantastical world in his classic … Continue reading

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The First Five-Dozen Tales of Razia Shah: and Other Stories – Looking For Something New? This is it!

The First Five-Dozen Tales of Razia Shah: and Other Stories By James Goldberg Spoiler Alert!   Summary Razia Shah—a promising, bright, suicidally-depressed seventeen-year-old living in New Delhi—has to tell herself a new story each day to convince herself to keep … Continue reading

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The Buried World – How Will Bingmei Defy the Evil Emperor?

The Buried WorldThe Grave Kingdom Series By Jeff Wheeler Spoiler Alert! Summary The young warrior Bingmei pits her courage, combat skills, and very life against a brutal tyrant’s dark magic in the follow-up to Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for Jennifer A. Nielsen’s Next Big Book

Here’s our first ever cover reveal! Are you on the edge of your seat for Jennifer A. Nielsen’s next book? (You should be, it looks very exciting.) Here’s how you play: Answer the trivia question in the comments section. (I’ll … Continue reading

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Words on Fire – The Impossible Choices of War

Words on Fire By Jennifer A Nielsen Spoiler Alert!   Summary Danger is never far from Audra’s family farm in Lithuania. She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers, who insist that everyone must become Russian — they have banned … Continue reading

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Resistance – Little Known Events of WWII

Resistance By Jennifer A Nielsen Spoiler Alert!   Summary Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, … Continue reading

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The Court of Miracles – Are You Ready To Be Swept Away? Revolution is Bubbling in France, Revisiting the Days of Jean Valjean.

The Court of Miracles By Kester Grant Spoiler Alert!   Summary Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in the wake of the French … Continue reading

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The Mermaid’s Sister -Do You Love Fairytales? This One Hits the Mark!

The Mermaid’s Sister By Carrie Anne Noble Spoiler Alert! Summary There is no cure for being who you truly are… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian, Auntie. By day, they … Continue reading

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Siege and Sacrifice – Will There Be A Happy Ending?

Siege and Sacrifice Numina Series By Charlie N. Holmberg Spoiler Alert!   Summary From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series comes the enthralling climax of a cataclysmic war between monstrous creatures. Sandis has finally freed … Continue reading

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The Will and the Wilds – Will It Catch You?

The Will and the Wilds By Charlie Holmberg Spoiler Alert! Summary A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series. Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood … Continue reading

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