Reviews written by Lillian McCurry, Indie Co-Manager

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January 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot/Story
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Time Travel, Romance, Vikings, and Dragons

Viking Academy by S.T. Bende is one of those books that once you start you can’t sit it back down. Following Saga’s journey to the past, the story unfolds at a breakneck speed, thrusting us into an unknown world where dragons are real but they aren’t the real threat. ...

January 14, 2022
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
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Fast-Paced Urban Fantasy

I devoured The Reader by M.K. Harkins. There’s no other way to describe it. I read it in one sitting and then was bereft that it was over. If you like urban fantasy, do yourself a favor and get this book. I promise it will not disappoint. ...

January 12, 2022 (Updated: January 12, 2022)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Magic Meets Science in this New Duology

The Other Side of the Sky is the newest book from author duo Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner and the first in a brand new duology. I devoured this one. The authors take everything I love about fantasy and meld it seamlessly with science fiction. Technology is evenly balanced with...

January 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Touch of Romance and a Heap of Adventure

What an incredible ending! Beyond the End of the World by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner picks up a few weeks after the ending of The Other Side of the Sky. North and Nimh are separated with Nimh going to Alciel with Inshara at her heel and North being trapped Below....

December 11, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
As Haunting As It is Captivating

SMALL FAVORS by Erin A. Craig is a haunting YA fantasy that will keep readers guessing to the bitter end. The story follows Ellerie and the Downing family as their town faces a supply shortage that may not see them through winter. Ellerie is a young woman on the cusp...

December 02, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot/Story
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
N/A
Editing/Design Quality
 
4.0
A Wish For the Wrong Girl

I adored this book! All I Want for Christmas is the Girl Next Door by Chelsea Bobulski is the first in a holiday romance series that is sure to leave you smiling and get even the Scrooge in your life in the holiday spirits. In this book, we meet Graham...

November 11, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Teaching Empathy

Class Clown Fish by Kevin Sherry is the second book in the Squidding Around graphic novel series for kids featuring Squizzard. In this installment, Squizzard plays a prank on his teacher that lands him in detention. Detention means no going to the carnival that is in town for a week....

November 11, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Friends Who Fight

Fish Feud! by Kevin Sherry is the first in a new graphic novel series called Squidding Around. Here we meet Squizzard and his best friend Toothy in their school under the sea. The two friends are opposites, and their differences may prove to be too much in this story. ...

November 10, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
New Friends & Villains

Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds is a new middle-grade graphic novel series featuring Brooklyn's own Spider-Man. Miles Morales is from all appearances a normal kid attending boarding school by day and fighting crime at night as a junior Spider-Man when his mom's home country, Puerto Rico, is...

October 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
A Little Scare and a Lot of Fun

Attack of the Zombots! by Russ Botts is the eleventh adventure of Joe and Rob. In this adventure, Rob is on a mission to find what scares Joe on Scare Dare Day. A trip to the local junkyard produces a magic book and with the careless reading of a spell...

October 25, 2021 (Updated: October 25, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Rivalry and Friendship

A new school, new friends, and a potential new villain await in Jeffrey Brown's Batman and Robin and Howard. After making a gross error on a crime-fighting mission with his dad, Damian Wayne is benched and made to focus on life as an average kid. Disappointed and anxious to get...

October 22, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Heart-Stopping Adventure

I’m not sure my words can do this book justice. Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao is a sci-fi novel unlike any I’ve read. It touches on issues like racism, rape, misogyny, murder, and femicide just to name a few while also exploring gender roles and turning them on their...

October 19, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Deliciously Dark and Creepy Fantasy

Deliciously dark and creepy fantasy, perfect for the spooky season! House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig swept me away to a castle on a secluded island where the daughters of a ruler are dying one by one. From the first page to the last, I found myself...

September 30, 2021 (Updated: September 30, 2021)
Overall rating
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
An Environmental Adventure

An environmental adventure! Ocean's Revenge by Gavin Aung Than is the second book in the graphic novel series Super Sidekicks, featuring Junior Justice, Flygirl, Dinomite, and Goo. In this installment, the Super Sidekicks are faced with a mystery to solve and a creature to stop. The superheroes of the world...

September 29, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
An Entertaining Mystery

An entertaining sequel! Banana Fox and the Book-Eating Robot by James Kochalka is the sophomore novel in the Banana Fox graphic series. In this installment, Flashlight teams up with William to save Banana Fox from library jail and the clutches of Sour Grape Junior. With Sour Grape Junior too young...

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