The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

“See how many doors open, Alastor said, when someone with influence and ideas comes along with a key? Fortune can be hoarded, or it can be shared.” Rating: Review: This was a super enjoyable middle grade novel, and a perfect fall read! Prosper Redding belongs to a dysfunctional, but highly fortuitous family. He is very … More The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

“Numbers remained consistent. Numbers and facts attempted to bring order from a chaotic world, to make sense of the impossible. They were the foundation for colossal structures and the tiniest of clockwork machines alike. Ari loved numbers, and not just because they saved her life by keeping her alert in her surroundings.” Rating: Review: Main … More The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

Night of Cake & Puppets – Special Edition by Laini Taylor and illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo

Rating:     Review: So, continuing my spooky October theme, I’m going to review a novella set in a world of monsters, angels and humans, but which focuses on the first date of a puppeteer and a violinist. Zuzana and Mik made their debuts in Laini’s other books in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone … More Night of Cake & Puppets – Special Edition by Laini Taylor and illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Rating:   Review: As the Halloween season approaches, I’m going to try to review some spooky stories. First up, Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. Hunting Prince Dracula is an atmospheric murder-mystery taking place in Romania. Interspersed with the novel are photographs and reproductions of illustrations to help the reader visualize some of the settings. … More Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco