The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell By: Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell is about Alex and Conner. Fairy tales play an important part in their lives. Alex and Conner used to go to their grandma’s house all the time, and their grandma and dad would take turns reading fairy tales to them out of the family’s big green book. But…

The Alchemyst By: Michael Scott

The Alchemyst is about Sophie and Josh Newman. They are twins and live in San Francisco with their aunt while their parents are on an archeology expedition. When the twins witness a strange man attacking bookshop owner Nick Fleming with magical spears of energy and Nick defending himself with exploding balls of light, their lives…

York: The Shadow Cipher By: Laura Ruby

York: The Shadow Cipher is the first book in the York Trilogy. I read this book (and series) at the same time as my mom, and we both really enjoyed it. York: The Shadow Cipher is about Theo and Tess Biederman, who are twins. They are named after Theodore and Theresa Morningstarr, who created New…

Half Upon a Time By: James Riley

Half Upon a Time is about Jack, the son of Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack is tired of practicing battling dragons and rescuing princesses. But when a girl, May, falls out of the sky right in front of Jack, things start to get a little more interesting. May’s grandmother, who may just be…

Over the Moon By: Natalie Lloyd

This book was a recommendation from a friend, and I am so glad she told me about it! It is a very good book. Over the Moon is about a twelve year old girl, Mallie, who lives in Coal Top. Coal Top is a very dreary place; all the boys work at the mines, all…

The Problim Children By: Natalie LLoyd

The Problim Children is about seven children who mostly live on their own in the Swampy Woods while their parents go on expeditions for the Queen of Andorra. There is Mona, the prankster; Toot, who speaks through toots; Wendell, the reader and baker; Thea, who’s motto/mantra is “Every day is a good day for a…

Ogre Enchanted By Gail Carson Levine

  Ogre Enchanted By: Gail Carson Levine I read the book Ella Enchanted which is also by Gail Carson Levine and loved it. Then, I found Ogre Enchanted and read it too, and both are amazing! (Click here to see my previous review of Ella Enchanted.) Ogre Enchanted is about a girl named Mistress Evie….

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen By Donna Gephart

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen By: Donna Gephart I loved this book. When I was reading it I was hooked. Also, Donna Gephart will be at the 2019 Truman State University Literature Festival. I am excited to see her there. This book is about a twelve year old girl named Olivia Bean. She loves trivia and…

Enchanted Sacred Garden: Dragon by Angie Rooker

  Enchanted Sacred Garden: Dragon By: Angie Rooker I was hooked to this book  when I read it. It was really good! Thanks to the author Angie Rooker for sending it to me! (And stay tuned — I am hoping to receive an advanced copy of her second book in this series so that I…