Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   February 19, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
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4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Dragons and Puberty

When Marc hits puberty, something inside of him starts to change. The first thing he notices is that heat doesn't hurt him. No burning stoves, no fire, nothing. He talks about it with his friend and, like any other 11-year-old boy, they're both so excited because they think he's developing...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   February 15, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Reminds me of Casper the Friendly Ghost

All Victoria wants to do is fit in, but instead, her and her sister Katia are always being teased. It doesn't bother Katia because she just wants to be a lone wolf. She doesn't care what everyone else thinks. Victoria, on the other hand, wants to join in school activities,...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   February 14, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Has It All

The plot twist at the end of the third book was epic and I was so excited to start this one. In THE VAMPIRE FATE, we learn that Annika is a Nephilim, which means she's part angel. She's also the only one who can destroy an original vampire, which is...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   February 13, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Interesting Plot Twist

I don't even know where to begin. This series is just so good and each book builds you up for the next one. This one took an exciting twist and I can't wait for the ultimate climax of the series that it's working towards. THE VAMPIRE...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   February 12, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

As Good As the First

When Annika discovers Geneva, she realizes that she's the only one who can help her take down the Vale. With Jacen looking for potential brides, Annika has her opening. She's transformed into Princess Ana and must learn to act as a true vampire princess before she's discovered. ...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   February 12, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Perfect for Young Dragon Fans

Carlos's dragon Lalo has been take by Eko, a Dragon Master who uses her powers for causing trouble. When King Roland decides to marry Rose, the Dragon Masters are instructed to form a parade for them, which should be a lot of fun. When Eko attacks with...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   February 12, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Cute Read for Toddlers

IN THE SNOW features a little girl and her dog doing typical snow activities like drawing pictures with a stick, making a snowman, making a snow angel, and sliding on a sled. It also has a rhyming scheme that makes it fun to read. The pictures are...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   February 11, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Midnight is when the magic happens.

When Tom gets hit in the head with a ball, he earns himself a bed in Lord Funt Hospital. What he didn't anticipate was that he would make some new friends and have some great adventures. There's Amber with broken limbs, George who had his tonsils taken out, Robin who...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   January 30, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Learning Numbers

Stanley and his cuteness is back to help teach some basic counting. The items go all the way up to ten and I like how you were able to count the items on the pictures. My daughter followed along as I pointed them out. Stanley is getting...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   January 30, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Teaching Opposites

Stanley and Woo are such cute characters for children to read about. This time, Stanley is here to teach us about some opposites. I liked that instead of having one word for each picture, there is a sentence. Stanley teaches light and dark, front and back, so it's different from...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   January 30, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

New Take on Writing Poetry

JABBERWALKING opens your eyes to a new way of creating poetry. The trick is to scribble all of your nonsense words down while walking fast. The can be completely random and beautiful at the same time. The author teaches that you shouldn't hold back and you never know what masterpiece...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   January 30, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

From A Mouse's POV

ANOTHER QUEST FOR CELESTE is told from the point of view of a mouse named Celeste. One day, she gets swept away from her home and is thrown onto a steamboat with some apples. Celeste is terrified and doesn't know how she's going to get home, but then she meets...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   January 30, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Intriguing Historical Fiction

Using poems, the author takes you through what a day in Miguel de Cervantes shoes might've been like. His dad used to gamble away his money, so Miguel was used to hard times. They would have no money and his dad even got thrown into jail. To...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   January 30, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

The Power of Overcoming Your Fear

BE BRAVE LITTLE PENGUIN tells the story of Pip-Pip who is the smallest penguin in the group and is afraid of the water. While everyone else is swimming, Pip-Pip stands on the edge too scared to join in on the fun. What if he can't swim? What if a monster...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   January 30, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Teaches About Change

Kevin is afraid to leave his branch. He's afraid of change and new things and would prefer to stay in his safe place. His friends try to get him down and to have some fun with them, but they have no luck. Kevin would rather cling in his tree. ...

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