Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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October 17, 2021
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5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot/Story
 
5.0
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N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Another All The Feels Winner

Maya's life seems like it's all coming together. She has the perfect job, the perfect friends, and her dreams are coming true. But when Xander enters the picture and doesn't even remember her, she becomes angry. Maya wants to avoid him, but that proves to be impossible since his best...

October 17, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Enemies to Lovers!

Natalie and Reid are lifelong rivals, but when the theater group is in trouble, they're forced to work together. Everything about Reid infuriates Natalie, especially with the way he always tries to one-up her. Their dads are best friends and she hates having to share everything with Reid. When he...

October 17, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Adorable Romance with a Strong Female Lead

Sophie is an orphaned chaperone who lives with her aunt and cousin, bot of whom she loves dearly. But sometimes it can be trying since Sophie wishes she was married instead of watching from the sidelines. When Sophie notices a pair who might make a better match than the current...

September 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Overcoming Fear of the Dark

In HELLO, DARK, a little boy faces his fear of the dark by interacting with it as if it's a living being. He converses with it and decides to befriend it. Because the dark isn't as scary as it seems. Instead, the boy reasons why it might be here and...

September 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
A Cute Story of A Boy and His Dog

ONLY MY DOG KNOWS I PICK MY NOSE features a little boy who hides his secrets from the world, but shares them with his dog. For example, his parents may believe he eats his broccoli, but only the dog knows where it really goes. The boy does everything with his...

September 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Halloween Twist to Wheels on the Bus

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS AT HALLOWEEN is a fun, humorous twist on the children's classic song Wheels on the Bus. It follows the same tune but with some Halloween substitutions. Instead of people, wipers, and doors, there's witches, cats, and pumpkins. Also, instead of "all through the town", the...

September 26, 2021
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
Young Adult Indie
Another Romance that Brings a Smile to My Face

When Eliza meets Lucas (a big time movie star), she struggles to find words, as most people would. Not only is he gorgeous, but she's a huge fan of his. She thinks this is a once in a lifetime chance. However, with her best friend Maya working with him, of...

September 13, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
New Superhero Origin with All the Feels

WHISTLE is a new origins story about Willow, a sixteen year old who has so much going on in her life. Her mother is battling cancer, her city is falling apart with crime while politicians look the other way, and she has to work at a dog shelter for extra...

August 25, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
History Book that reads as a Thriller

THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY is a nonfiction narrative that's full of mystery, exploration, adventure, and suspense and tells the story of how Tutankhamun's tomb was uncovered. It follows Howard Carter-the leader in the excavation, and describes before, during, and after the tomb was found. ...

August 24, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Cajun Navy and Hurricane Katrina

ALL HANDS ON DECK is a fun and educational book that teaches a bit about what the Cajun Navy is, how it started, and hurricanes. The characters are ships rather than the people, which is more appealing to children. It highlights how they help people during times of need. Hurricane...

August 22, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Sensory Fun in the Stable

CHRISTMAS IN THE STABLE is the traditional story of baby Jesus in the manger with the added sensory learning. The tactile stimulations are on the donkey, in the hay, the baby blanket, and sheep's wool. The illustrations are soft and cute which would make this a good bedtime story for...

August 22, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Always Enjoy A Good Classic

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG is back with a new style for the next generation to enjoy. Now in board book format, it's easier than ever for children to enjoy it. The illustrations remain true to their traditional format and the colors pop off the page. It's easier for children...

August 18, 2021
Overall rating
 
3.5
Writing Style
 
3.0
Plot/Story
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Not Your Typical Werewolf Story

School is supposed to be about meeting that special someone, passing your classes, and having fun with friends. But that isn't the case for Mel. While camping, she's bitten on the hand by a wolf which gives her an added bonus she didn't want. It starts with Mel feeling sick...

August 18, 2021
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
Young Adult Indie
Baseball and Sweet Romance

Kaley absolutely loves being at her dream school, but starts having trouble in one of her classes. She enlists the help of Jax, a baseball player and her brother's best friend. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to ignore the connection they have. Kaley feels...

August 17, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Cute and Easy Read

In CORGI CAN, the main character is a corgi who can (and sometimes can't) do all sorts of things. The words are simple enough to help encourage children with learning to read. For example, "Corgi can sit. Corgi can walk." All of the sentences are short and basic as well....

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