All Hallow’s Read Suggestions: YA and Children’s Books

I’ve got excuses for the scarcity of reviews this month, and they’re waiting at the end of this list.  But first, here are some random books amongst the dozens which I’ve been recommending to young readers as Halloween approaches.  I encourage all of you to participate in Neil Gaiman’s invented holiday known as All Hallow’sContinue reading “All Hallow’s Read Suggestions: YA and Children’s Books”

Book Review: Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Star Ratings: Characters: **** (4 stars) Character Development: *** (3 stars) Plot: *** (3 stars) Writing: ***** (5 stars) Overall: **** (4 stars) Age range recommendation: 8-13 We have a stack of Rooftoppers on display at my bookshop right now, and I will admit that I was enamored with this new-to-America children’s book even beforeContinue reading “Book Review: Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell”

Book Review: She Rises by Kate Worsley

Star Ratings: Characters: **** (4 stars) Character Development: **** (4 stars) Plot: **** (4 stars) Writing: **** (4 stars) Overall: **** (4 stars) Age rage recommendation: 15+ (some violence and language; unpleasant sexual situations) She Rises was a strange combination of things I love and things I hate, and while I definitely thought it wasContinue reading “Book Review: She Rises by Kate Worsley”