Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   November 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Unique Characters

In ON A LARP, Sid is known to be a hacker after a past school prank, and she's a good one at that. When she's enlisted to help the detectives solve a murder, the geeky side of her comes out. She thinks the murder happened while on a LARP. ...

Young Adult Indie
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   November 13, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0

Interesting Take on Angels

With Claire's parents gone, she is uprooted and moves to Aurora with her sister. Here, she finds a new fascination with graveyards and prefers to spend her time there. This is where she meets the good-looking Adam. There's something mysterious about Adam and it only draws Claire...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 19, 2017
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

Vampire Story with an Aladdin-like Feel

THE VAMPIRE WISH has it all. There are witches, shifters, humans, vampires, and even someone that resembles a genie. The story opens up with Annika. When her family is killed, she is taken to the Vale to be a blood slave for the vampires, but to me, it isn't the...

Young Adult Indie
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 18, 2017
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

Magic Isn't Everything Needed to Survive

The magical barrier is diminishing and people are looking to take advantage of it. Some people don't like the Chief Justice system that's in place and now is their chance to bring change. But it's unwanted change and they need to be stopped. Powerful wizards with special...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

You have to love the classics...

In RAPUNZEL: THE ONE WITH ALL THE HAIR, we get the traditional story of Rapunzel with slight variations to bring something a little different to the reader. For example, Ben isn't the typical prince. Instead, he wears glasses, but always manages to break them. He isn't skilled in things like...

Young Adult Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 13, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Epic Conclusion

APEX is the epic, action-packed finale to the Hunter Series. Joy is now a member of the Elite Hunter Command and her and her hounds fight against the Othersiders. When Josh-her ex boyfriend-has an eerie suspicion about the PsiCorps and Drift doing experiments on the Psimons, Joy realizes she will...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 10, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

Enter the World of Aladdin

In the WHATEVER AFTER SERIES, brother and sister Abby and Jonah have a magical mirror in their basement. The fairy Maryrose was cursed and forced to live within it. With Maryrose's power, Abby and Jonah enter the fairytales we've all come to love to see if they can break Maryrose's...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Great First Chapter Book

With Bea's best friend now living in Australia, she discovers a new possible friendship with Einstein. Judith Einstein that is and she's super smart. Bea loves to draw, but has trouble writing the answers instead of forming a picture. When Einstein picks Bea to be her partner...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0

Space Adventure

Felix, Rosa, Braden, and Wendy are investigating with Nate again and this time it's all about the solar system. They're investigating whether or not Pluto is a planet. The definition of a planet has changed, even though Pluto hasn't. On this adventure, Nate teaches about planets, gravity,...

Kids Nonfiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0

Teaches About Farm-life

BUSY ON THE FARM teaches about the different tasks to maintain a farm. The first thing is how to make hay and bales. Then, it teaches about the different types of tractors. Last, it explains the different types of cows. Throughout the book, words are highlighted in...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Mr. Panda Loves Giving

Mr. Panda loves giving gifts to all of the other animals. The only problem is, they're never the right thing. For example, the octopus only gets six socks even though he has eight tentacles. Another one is that the mouse gets a sweater, but it's too big. ...

Kids Fiction
Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

All the Different Cats

I LOVE CATS features cats of all types. There's big ones, small ones, bearded ones, dancing ones, and on and on. I liked the rhyming scheme and it made the story more fun. I enjoyed the variety of cats and the different colors. This was a very...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Finding a friend

In PINE & BOOF, Boof loves finding treasures that campers leave behind. His favorite is his lucky leaf that he does everything with. One day, the leaf gets caught in the wind and is taken away from Boof. Pine loves adventures and is on the search for...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Big Imagination

In SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP, Sarabella has a huge imagination and always seems to be day dreaming. She has trouble in school because it's hard to keep her thoughts together. With her inability to focus on her schoolwork, she gets sent home with a note for her parents. ...

Bethany Wicker, Staff ReviewerBethany Wicker, Staff Reviewer   October 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Handbook on Monsters

The Monster Notebook belongs to Alexander Bopp. He's the leader of the Super Secret Monster Patrol, also known as S.S.M.P. They protect us from the monsters who are just waiting to attack. This notebook contains all of the monsters the S.S.M.P has come into contact with. Each entry includes an...

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