Book Review: Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller

Tweet Nimue doesn’t know why her mother’s last act is to thrust a sword into her hands and implore her to take it to Merlin. All she knows is that the Paladins, holy men intent on destroying her kind, are … Continue reading

Book Review: Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

Tweet Princess Aurelia lives in a kingdom where witches are routinely accused and executed. Some think she is a witch. Her only chance of escape is to fulfill the pact her parents made for her to marry a prince from … Continue reading

Book Review: What Every Girl Should Know by J. Albert Mann

Tweet Many people may recognize the name Margaret Higgins Sanger as the feminist and women’s health activist who established organizations that became Planned Parenthood. But most probably aren’t aware of her early life, her upbringing in a gritty Upstate New … Continue reading

Book Review: Angel Thieves by Kathi Appelt

Tweet Sixteen-year-old Cade Curtis and his dad steal angels—the stone kind that sit atop forgotten graves in forgotten cemeteries. They only do it out of necessity, like when the lady who owns the antique store where they both live says … Continue reading

Book Review: Invictus by L.L. Holt

Tweet When Beethoven was born he had a dark complexion, darker than anyone in the family. His father, who was prone to drinking and angry outbursts, was suspicious that the baby’s mother had not been faithful. But the young Louis … Continue reading

Book Review: Limitless by Leah Tinari

Tweet When Leah Tinari completed portraits of the U.S. presidents for her son, she found herself frustrated that all the portraits were of men. That experience, plus her reflection on the life and death of actress Carrie Fisher, inspired her … Continue reading

Book Review: That Night by Amy Giles

Tweet Jess and Lucas each lost a brother when a mass shooting occurred at a theater. Their grief affects them and their families differently; Jess’s mother is depressed and unable to work, Lucas’s mom becomes overprotective. When the two start … Continue reading

Book Review: Come November by Katrin van Dam

Tweet When Rooney starts her senior year of high school she’s looking forward to applying to Columbia University, the only school she really wants to attend. But first she has to make it through November, when her mom, younger brother, … Continue reading

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