Book Review: The Twin by Natasha Preston

*This review contains some mild, non-specific spoilers. The Twin by Natasha Preston is a dark teen novel published in March 2020. My local Barnes & Noble in Shelby Twp, Michigan had signed copies sitting out on a table in the YA section, and the opening pages intrigued me, so I purchased it. With the creepy-twin … Continue reading Book Review: The Twin by Natasha Preston

DNF: Pure by Catherine Mesick

Pure by Catherine Mesick is a 2014 indie-published YA urban fantasy novel. It is Book 1 of the Pure Series by Catherine Mesick. I think I found it on BookBub and was drawn by the absolutely gorgeous cover art. Also, it was free, so that didn't hurt! I found the opening chapters intriguing with the … Continue reading DNF: Pure by Catherine Mesick

Book Review: All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

All-American Muslim Girl is a 2019 YA novel by Nadine Jolie Courtney. This book was one of my random Barnes & Noble finds while perusing the shelves in the store the other day. (Don't worry; I didn't stay long and I had my Scholastic "I ❤ Reading!" mask on.) One fleeting glance at the blurb … Continue reading Book Review: All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Book Review: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

As a lifelong lover of "Clue" (both the movie and the board game) and, more recently, a big fan of Knives Out, I was surprised I'd never heard of a little 1978 Newbery Medal winner called The Westing Game. I downloaded it on my Kindle and couldn't stop reading until the end. The Westing Game … Continue reading Book Review: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Book Review: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Title: The Dead Girls of Hysteria HallAuthor: Katie AlenderGenre: YA Horror/SuspensePage Count: 336 pagesPublisher: Scholastic PointRelease Date: August 30, 2016 Publisher’s Summary: Delia's new house isn't just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females -- an insane asylum nicknamed "Hysteria Hall." However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant … Continue reading Book Review: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Meet the Hero: Archer

Meet Archer Full Name: Archer CrossFeatured in: Fool Moon by C.K. Brooke From: Cree Status: Self-proclaimed highwayman hunter Distinguishing characteristics: Brown hair, goatee. Carries a bow & arrow and rides a golden horse called Sunbeam. Motivations: Ridding the roads of highwaymen, protecting the innocent, restoring justice his way and making a living in the process. … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Archer

Meet the Hero: Lancelot

Meet Lance Full Name: Lancelot "Lance" Dulac Featured in: I, Guinevere by C.K. Brooke From: Dulac’s Farm, Camylot, Isle of the Bryttons Status: Farmer’s son, swordsman hobbyist Distinguishing characteristics: Young and handsome. Brown hair and amber-gold eyes. Skilled and promising swordsman. Motivations: Lance has long dreamed of wielding his beloved sword, Secace, in the queen’s … Continue reading Meet the Hero: Lancelot