Reviews written by Michelle Lynn, Assistant Indie Manager

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July 26, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautiful

Reviewed for YA Books Central Beautiful in every aspect. The book: This is a story about how the sun helped a little girl light up the sky in the absence of the moon at night. She feared her father wouldn't find his way home...

July 26, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Adorable and needed book.

A book so real it can be u comfortable at times. The story: Zelda doesn’t have a ton of experiences with boys, in particular with controlling boys. She attends an improv camp with her brother, and becomes the only girl to make the varsity...

July 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Adorable

This book is a winner the moment a reader lays eyes on that cover--and the title. My niece--who is picky about her books saw this one and asked if we could read it together. So, we did. There's a little dragon who is missing his parents and his...

July 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
3.0
Kids Nonfiction
Very Cute

Super Cute Illustrations I wasn't expecting a board book when I first saw this, but as soon as I realized that was what it was, it turned into a super cute book I'd read a 1-2 year old. It covers an important topic--books and why we need...

July 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Such a cute story

This book is absolutely adorable. Dragons can suddenly show up wherever the characters are and they have to try and find a way to get rid of them. Each thing they try fails in cute and funny ways. In the end, the dragons leave on their...

July 05, 2020
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
Creepy in the best way

An intriguing and twisty book. The story: Callie is just a girl who loves to surf. When her mom sends her to her uncle for the summer, her entire life changes. The uncle lives on an island surrounded by the most bizarre circus you...

July 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Exciting start to a new series!

What a ride! The story: Tempest is our fierce heroine who wants nothing more than to become the first female house - one of the King’s personal soldiers. She’s been raised by the hounds and considers them uncles. But once she’s in, the king sets her off...

July 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Sweet and easy to read.

Different than I was expecting - and that’s a good thing! The story: All Angie ever wanted to do was make it in the music world like her idol Mona Stone. When Mona announces a songwriting contest, Angie gets to work...

May 17, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Lots of fun

An intriguing world. The story: Maray is an American girl living in Vienna with just her dad. Her mother abandoned them when she was young and they never got over it. When she stumbles upon a young man fighting a creature she’s...

May 17, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Intriguing

An intriguing follow up. The Story: River and Omen were born on the same date, along with Omen's two sisters. Unlike in Sable's time, Fate has chosen more than one vessel to guide to do its bidding. Now, there are four...

April 26, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A wild ride.

The Story: Chloe is after revenge for what happened the year before to her best friend. She blames the popular clique at school for her friend's fall from grace and will do anything to take them down, even become one of them. Enter Will, the boy who is...

April 25, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Inspiring

I'm going to steal a quote from this book to accurately explain it. "Kind people are the best kind of people." That could be changed to say "Kind books are the best kind of books." The ones that inspire us to help others, to treat them with respect. ...

April 25, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Cute

A cute adaptation of a familiar song. We all know the song about the monkeys jumping on the bed and this book takes it almost word for word, swapping out monkeys for cute little bunnies. It's sure to excite the young reader who can sing along while still...

April 25, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
A wonderful story

What a wonderful story. The world - young and old -- know C.S. Lewis most than they know most authors. His stories are a part of our culture, a rite of passage growing up. Yet, most nonfiction works telling about men and women behind the stories are usually...

April 13, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Binge-worthy

You know those books that hit you in the gut? The ones you can't look away from? That was this one for me. The Story: Hadley and Sam had an epic friendship before romantic feelings got involved, namely Sam's. He sees more...

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