Genre: Young Adult

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Review of Wishes and Wellingtons

Review of Wishes and Wellingtons

This is a book set in 1800’s England about a girl in a boarding school who discovers a magical genie. It was very entertaining and the historical setting made things a bit different and fresh. However, the main character Maeve was a bit unlikeable, full of questionable decisions (to be… Read more »

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Review of Mirage Audiobook

Review of Mirage Audiobook

This is quite an interesting book about a young girl, kidnapped from her home, and forced to be a body double for the princess of an occupying alien race. I found the story to be great and I really enjoyed it a lot. However, it’s not quite up to the… Read more »

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Review of Archenemies

Review of Archenemies

I really enjoyed Renegades, so I was excited to listen to the sequel, Archenemies. There were a few slow parts, but for the most part, the action was non-stop. Nova continued to straddle the line between the two sides and her constant flip-flopping keeps the reader guessing. However, it is… Read more »

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Review of The Caldera (Brotherband)

Review of The Caldera (Brotherband)

Yet another great book in the Brotherband series, with plenty of action, creative solutions, and character interaction. The only drawback is this: Someone from Stig’s past returns, but this character doesn’t have a whole lot of depth, and the potential in this twist is mostly wasted. The short story at… Read more »

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Review of Walk Through Fire

Review of Walk Through Fire

This is a story about Shea, a girl barely living in a post-apocalyptic world. One day, when she is almost a captured, a girl appears to her and tells her she has a mission from God and sends her to a cult compound which she must destroy. I found the… Read more »

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Review of the Red Fox Clan (Royal Ranger)

Review of the Red Fox Clan (Royal Ranger)

Another really good book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. In this book, Araluen is finally in peril. It has all the same elements of the previous books, and is very well done. It portrays Maddy very well as a talented, but still learning ranger apprentice who still makes mistakes. The… Read more »

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Review of Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Review of Renegades by Marissa Meyer

At first I didn’t think I would care about another super hero book, but Renegades is so well done, I am very glad I stuck with it. The character of Nova is very well developed and its just so amazingly entertaining to follow her as a spy and to see… Read more »

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Review of The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth

Review of The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth

This book was about a kid living in a post-apocalyptic America who ventures into the city after his grandfather dies, and then ultimately ends up in a special orphanage that isn’t what it seems. Overall, the story had a lot of imagination and really played up to the mystery of… Read more »

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Review of Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

Review of Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

An interesting story about a society that possess telekenesis and a boy who loses his powers but must save his people from his power-hungry brother. The writing was really well done and it really immersed me in the story. Taemon’s struggles with his loss of “psi” really drove the story. … Read more »

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Review of The Crystal Run

Review of The Crystal Run

In The Crystal Run, a teen boy named Joe is transported into another world. In this world, two countries called Carcassia and Kabania were previously at war. Finally, Carcassia enacted a shield and for generations has kept the shield going to keep away Kabanians. However, three shield generators exist in… Read more »

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Review of Dystopia

Review of Dystopia

Dana grew up questioning everything and ultimately the government decided to assign her to work in an incinerator plant. There she struggles to survive and ultimately find a way to fight back against her dystopian society. This was a quick, enjoyable read. I enjoyed following Dana’s story and discovery throughout… Read more »

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Review of The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase)

Review of The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase)

This is a fun, well written book in the same spirit as Percy Jackson. I thought some of the humor and jokes were a bit over-the-top and felt flat, compared to those in Percy Jackson series. But having a silly take on Norse mythology is always a nice change of… Read more »

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Review of The Dragondain (Moon Realm)

Review of The Dragondain (Moon Realm)

In The Dragondain, Lily and Jasper travel back to the Moon Realm to search for their uncle and help in the war for its survival. I found this second novel to be very enrtertaining and fun. The characters are all really well done, and the plot is a real page… Read more »

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Review of The Moon Coin

Review of The Moon Coin

In the Moon Coin, Lily discovers that all the childhood tales that her Uncle Ebb told her might just be true. When Uncle Ebb disappears, Lily finds a coin that transports her to a far off realm that is in the midst of a war for their survival. This was… Read more »

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Review of The Fire Sisters by A.G. Henley

Review of The Fire Sisters by A.G. Henley

In this final book in the Brilliant Darkness series, it opens with Fenn and Peree about to get married, and then everything goes wrong. The children of Koolkuna are stolen away by the Fire Sisters, a group of females who live in a mountain fortress. Fenn, Peree, Kai, and others… Read more »

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Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis

Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis

Interview With Siobhan Davis 1. Did you always know that you wanted to write a Sci-Fi book? No! When I first started writing fiction, in my early thirties, I wrote lots of chicklit/romance, and I secretly harbored an ambition to write crime/thrillers. Mostly because those were the genre’s I was… Read more »

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