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: 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: The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell

Tweet Silvie has always lived a life of privilege as the daughter of Loughsley. But when her cruel brother becomes sheriff of the land and takes over from their aging father, she knows she must take refuge in the forest. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Tweet Every seven years something important disappears for the people of Sterling: the sense of smell, the ability to see stars, images in mirrors. The townspeople, along with those of two nearby cities also affected, have learned to cope by … Continue reading

Book Review: Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe

Tweet Chris Crowe’s novel, Death Coming Up the Hill, brings the turbulent events of 1968 alive for readers as seen through the eyes of Ashe, a high school senior. The story is told in haiku, one chapter for each week … Continue reading

Book Review: What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

Tweet When Will needs time to think he walks. And he has a lot to think about: his dad’s suicide, his best friend’s rape at a party after he left early, his boss at the Dollar Only store where he … Continue reading

Book Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Tweet In a future world where a new Ice Age has sent humans onto spaceships orbiting Earth, Stella Ainsley is an orphan looking for a better life. Part-time teacher, part-time engineer, she finds employment as a governess to one child … Continue reading

Book Review: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle

Tweet Lily’s mother has promised her that if she does well in school during her junior year she’ll be able to visit her dad for the summer. It’s been five years since he left the family and the life he … Continue reading

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