Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer

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Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   July 15, 2017
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4.0
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Great for fans of Avatar

THE SHADOW CITY starts off where I expected it to. The elementals are trying to decide on their next move. There's Gabe, Lily, Brett, Kaz, and Jackson and the fate of the world is in their hands. There's a cult trying to combine the alternate universe of...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   July 13, 2017
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4.0
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4.0
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Great Combination of Egyptian Mythology and Biblical Context

In THE LOST STAFF OF WONDERS, the legendary staff of Moses is stolen by a powerful demon named Amon who feeds off the hatred and anger within the world. There's only one person who can stop him and that's Will Wilder. Will is the only one that...

Young Adult Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   July 12, 2017
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4.0
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4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
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4.0

Suspenseful Read

When Keira, Anastasia's sister, goes missing, she is presumed dead by the authorities, but Anastasia knows deep down that she's still alive. Having lost her parents, Anastasia isn't ready to lose her sister so she takes matters into her own hands. However, things aren't as they seem. When secrets about...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   July 11, 2017
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4.0
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4.0
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Love the Talking Animals

Raffa, Kuma, and Garith have escaped Gilden with their animal companions in CAVERN OF SECRETS. Raffa has Echo the Bat and Kuma has Roo the Bear and Twig the Raccoon. These animals were dosed with a concoction in the first book that gave them the ability to talk. Raffa, Kuma,...

Young Adult Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   July 10, 2017
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5.0
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5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
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5.0

The Next Generation is Here

War always brings change, whether it's good or bad. But when the war ended in UNITED AS ONE, nobody could've imagined the powers it would bring in to the next generation. In GENERATION ONE, we get to know the next generation of Loriens and the amazing powers and gifts that...

Young Adult Indie
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   July 07, 2017
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

Great Contemporary Romance

Alexa loves theater, but her dad thinks it's a waste of time and wants her to focus on more important things, like her grades. West has a troubled past that still haunts him today and his emotions force him into a state of social withdrawal. Put the two together and...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   July 03, 2017
(Updated: July 03, 2017)
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4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Enchanting Read

In RISE OF THE ISLE OF THE LOST, it's a race for King Triton's Magical Trident and those who hold it can command the power of the sea. Uma, daughter of Ursela, Harry, son of Hook, and Gil, son of Gaston, band together to search for the...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   June 21, 2017
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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New Look at Bees

When a bee truck crashes in a city, there's no place for them to make a hive, until they see their opportunity. Zinnia's head. ZINNIA AND THE BEES taught me things I didn't know about bees and it also made me see things from their point of view. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   June 16, 2017
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5.0
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5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
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5.0

Couldn't Put It Down

I don't even know where to begin with this one because it draws out every emotion there is. There's love, sadness, pain, action, passion, betrayal-you name it. In THIEF'S CUNNING, Allegra struggles to find who she is because she doesn't feel like she belongs anywhere. Her father...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   June 12, 2017
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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5.0

Classics Retold

BRAVE RED, SMART FROG has all of the old classics and are written in the way that the author would tell them if she were speaking out loud. BRAVE RED, SMART FROG has Snow White, The Frog Prince, Three Wishes, Toads and Pearls, Red Riding Hood, The...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   June 12, 2017
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Inspirational, historical read

SERGEANT RECKLESS is an inspirational true story about a horse named Reckless who helped turn the tides at the Battle of Outpost Vegas during the Korean War. Reckless was a young, small mare and the men weren't sure whether or not she'd be able to keep up...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   June 12, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Dancing Princess

Over breakfast, Ruby Rose decides it's the perfect day to have a dance recital with her stuffed bear named Bearishnikov. But she has some delays because she has to clean up messes she's made along the way from balloons and making posters. But there's still time for...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   June 12, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Perfect take on a classic song

Who doesn't love to sing the classic song JINGLE BELLS during Christmas time? Why not morph it into a story with pictures? The illustrations were beautiful and I loved Susan Jeffer's take on the song JINGLE BELLS. The story follows a girl and a boy who are...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   June 12, 2017
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Quick Read

IN THE MIDDLE OF FALL is a short, quick, and easy read that shows what you'll see during a typical fall season. The pictures are pretty and contain all of the colors of fall. It even shows what happens at the end and how fall turns into winter, even including...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   June 12, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Adorable Father/Son Read

I LOVE YOU MORE THAN SWAMP GAS is a rhyming, adorable book about a father and his little monster hanging out in the swamp. Little monster wants to know if his papa loves him more than things in the swamp, such as swamp gas and the bubbling slime. ...

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