Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer

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Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   September 13, 2017
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Delicious Recipes and Loved the Theme

SWEET REVENGE is sweet and deliciously vengeful that I wanted to gobble up all of the recipes. It's full of passive-aggressive desserts for your exes and enemies that look yummy. Instead of giving the desserts away, I prefer to keep them for myself. SWEET REVENGE was created...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   September 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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N/A

Don't Touch the Doors

When their dad falls into a coma and their mom is nowhere to be found, the Rothbaum siblings are forced to reside with the only relative that's still living, even though they don't know her. Aunt Gladys is a quirky, eccentric woman who puts them on edge. But what's even...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 30, 2017
(Updated: August 30, 2017)
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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N/A

Felt like Something Tim Burton Should Direct

OLIVE AND THE BACKSTAGE GHOST is a middle grade horror/ghost story that is full of suspense. Olive loves to sing, but usually clams up on stage thanks to her overbearing mom. With her dad dead, Olive feels like her walls are closing in. After freezing up during an audition for...

Young Adult Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Thriller that Keeps You Guessing

THE DARKEST CORNERS is full of suspense and is a thriller that makes your heart race. Tessa was hoping to keep Fayette and its inhabitants in the past after her friend was murdered, but returns to say goodbye to her dying father who's in jail. While there, her mind wanders...

Young Adult Indie
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 24, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
3.0

A Different Type of Angel Story

In FALLEN TO GRACE, Azreal is a hybrid, an abomination, but she dreams of becoming so much more. Those dreams didn't involve becoming queen though. When she is the next chosen, she must go through the Acceptance to become the next queen and her body must accept the change. ...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 18, 2017
(Updated: August 18, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Superheroes and Monsters

The Princess in Black protects the people and the goats from monsters that come up from their underground home. She does it so much, that she becomes very tired. As she's fighting a monster, the Goat Avenger appears to lend his assistance. Seeing how tired the Princess in Black is,...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0

Bill Nye meets the Magic School Bus

In LET'S INVESTIGATE WITH NATE, the doors of the Science Museum become a portal to another world, but only an hour before the museum opens on Saturdays. On this adventure, Nate is going to teach Wendy, Braden, Felix, and Rosa all about the water cycle. The four...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Where's Waldo 30th Anniversary

Where's Waldo is an iconic search and find activity book that has been entertaining people for 30 years. This 30th Special Anniversary Edition would make a great gift for those fans of Waldo or search and finds in general. My parents shared Where's Waldo with me and...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Fun Bedtime Story

THE LITTLE GIRL WHO DIDN'T WANT TO GO TO BED is about a girl who will do anything to stay awake: eating, the laundry, and even cleaning the toilet. She's worried that she's missing out on all of the fun when she goes to sleep. Her dad...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Friendship and Inventions

MR. BIDDLES stars a cat named Mr. Biddles who is an inventor. He creates all types of new gadgets and is working on a catnip diffuser. Even though he stays very busy, he feels lonely. Then, Hobson appears on his door from Maine. He's a lobster and was taken from...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Encourages Imagination

In UNI THE UNICORN AND THE DREAM COME TRUE, magic is weakening amongst the unicorns because of the never-ending rain. The unicorns are feeling down and losing faith, but not Uni because she believed little girls were real. In UNI THE UNICORN AND THE DREAM COME TRUE,...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 15, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Interactive Book to Learn ABC's

In PENGUINS LOVE THEIR ABC'S, Mama Penguin hides ABC's in the snow for her six children to seek out. They find letter by letter and it makes for a fun way to learn the ABC's. They also ask questions for the children to answer which leads to more development than...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Nobody's Perfect

EVEN FAIRIES FART teaches that nobody's perfect. As children, we listen to fairy tales and dream of having perfect lives like the characters in those stories, like kings, queens, mermaids, and fairies for example. In EVEN FAIRIES FART, the author goes through different fairy tale creatures with...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Cute, Engaging Read

LITTLE PENGUIN AND THE LOLLIPOP is interactive and encourages the reader to help Little Penguin by being silly. It makes for a more fun and entertaining story to share with your child. In LITTLE PENGUIN AND THE LOLLIPOP, Little Penguin eats his friend Kenneth's lollipop, not realizing...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   August 11, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Zoe and the Nerd Herd are Back!

Zoe and the Nerd Herd from the House of Night Series have returned for another adventure in LOVED. All of my favorite characters are back and there's never a dull moment in the House of Night, especially when Neferet might be stirring again. It's been almost a...

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