MY THOUGHTS: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green was a pleasant surprise! I suspected I would like it, but I did not know just how much I’d love it. Some may be familiar with author Sally Green from her Half Bad trilogy. However, The Smoke Thieves was my first experience with her writing. I promise you that it […]
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I won’t lie… my purchase of How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather was wholly influenced by Instagram! Because of that, I didn’t really have grand expectations for it, although I hoped for a decent seasonal read. So, to say that I was blown away is probably an understatement. I read this book at the perfect time of year — the end of October! With the setting of Salem, the background of the witch trials, and the Descendants making up the perfect cast of dark characters that you’ll love to hate (well… mostly), it was so hard to put How to Hang a Witch down. I had to know where the plot was going to lead next.
The Dream Keeper’s Daughter combined time travel, history, and romance for a moving and bittersweet fantasy story that sucked me in from the very beginning. Emily Colin, New York Times bestselling author of “The Memory Thief,” has a skill in formulating a compelling narrative.
The Crowns of Croswald is a whimsical tale (reminiscent of Cinderella, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson) of a young girl on the path to self-discovery in a magical kingdom. This is the debut novel from D.E. Night; the first book in a Middle Grade Fantasy series. I am 32 years old, so I seldom read Middle Grade literature, but the synopsis and beautiful cover of this book instantly caught my attention.