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February 26, 2016 (Updated: February 26, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Eleanor the Snow White Fairy is a sweet adventure about two friends trying to restore the order of fairy tales. They were given The Fairie's Book of Fairy Tales, but the stories have all been stolen by Jack Frost. It is up to Kirsty and Rachel to get the stories...

February 12, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Big and Little Fears

Go to Sleep, Monster! is a delightful and heartwarming tale. The book follows a night time adventure between George and Anna. George won't turn off the light because he's afraid of the monster under his bed. It's a fear seem a lot in picture books, but author Kevin Cornell makes...

February 02, 2016 (Updated: February 02, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Mowgli and Friends Are Back

A classic story is made new with the help of Laura Driscoll, and Migy Blanco's vivid illustrations. What worked: It's time for a new generation to become familiar with Mowgli and his jungle friends. Perhaps one of my favorite Disney movies as a kid, ...

February 01, 2016 (Updated: February 01, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Way to Glow!

Way to Glow! is a fun and informative look at some of the world's strangest creatures. What worked: Way to Glow! is filled with incredible photography. Each creature is given a full-color spread of information, as well as a bonus "Did You Know?" section. Readers will...

January 12, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
American Dreams

DREAM THINGS TRUE is a Romeo and Juliet style romance that weaves contemporary social struggles and brutal realities together. Alma is the "model immigrant." She's undocumented, which means she has to follow the rules, be a perfect student and daughter, all the while hoping she doesn't call too much attention...

September 09, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Fairy Queen

If you want a dark and twisty graphic novel, The Good Neighbors trilogy is right for you. Holly black creates a host of characters with duplicitous intentions and selfish needs. Rue is a heroine torn between two worlds. She's half fae and half human. She does quite belong in either....

September 09, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
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A Story that Shines

In Marissa Burt's latest novel, she creates an original new world full of magic and adventure. Wren Matthews is the smartest person she knows. She's highly competitive and, according to her parents, not very social. She loves astronomy and learning. She's in the middle of taking a test when she...

August 23, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Sweet Revenge

HER COLD REVENGE picks up where Grace left off. She's alone and living in the attic of a saloon where her very life could be threatened. From the very start, Grace fends off an attack by a drunkard. Johnson doesn't pull any punches in showing the life a young girl...

July 27, 2015 (Updated: July 27, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
YA With True Grit

Grace and the Guiltless is one of the few books that's made me choke up on chapter one. The novel goes off with a bang. After the murder of her entire family at the hands of the Guiltless Gang, Grace is the lone survivor of that brutal massacre. She's alone...

July 15, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups!

Little Penguin has a major dilemma. After a night of feasting on chili, the Little Penguin gets the hiccups. The story starts with the penguin (he's never given a name), telling the reader that someone named Franklin informed him that we (the reader) would stop by. ...

July 13, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Goodnight, Grizzle Grump!

Grizzle Grump is my spirit animal. He's having a very hard time finding a quiet place to hibernate for the winter. The major problem is that everywhere he does, something wakes him up. I could totally relate, and I'm sure the little ones will too. What I...

July 07, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Music, Romance, and Mayhem

The sequel to Exile, Encore to an Empty Room picks up with the heart of the novel, Summer and her dedication to Dangerheart. While the band has gotten recognition because of frontman Caleb's famous dead father, Summer is still out there flyering the town, and letting the world know about...

June 28, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Ghost Hunter Meets Her Destiny

Archivist Wasp is truly one of a kind. Wasp is a ghost hunter. She's one in a long line of girls who fight to the death. They're the ones who choose the "short straws" in an ancient trail that marks a new archivist. The Archivist is...

June 16, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Only the Strongest Will Survive

Adam Stone wants to enter the Blackwater race. In a world where bykes are inherited through bloodlines, his Longhorn and his brother Frank are all he has. That and an unexplainable crush on Sadie Blood, daughter or the man who controls the Blackwater. After an encounter with a mysterious stranger,...

June 04, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Brave New Girl

"We are what we make outselves, not what others want to make us." ~Kadee Obsidian, Bloodkin. Kadee is a member of the Obsidian Guild. She's half human and half Serpiente, but was raised with human parents until she was kidnapped and taken to the world of...

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