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Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

This book takes reading a comic book to a much higher level. It’s creative and imaginative with characters. Talking pigs and elves help in the battle between two mad scientists battling between good and evil. The illustrations are outstandi...

4 Stars
  • Author: DanTDM
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade, Debut Title, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Thornghost

“Thornghost” was a fun, imaginative and amazing story. It pulls you in and takes you through a world seen through a young boy's eyes and unfolds a fantasy type world full of trolls, nightmares and talking animals. It reminded me a bit of Th...

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The Hidden Oracle - The Trials of Apollo, #1

Alright, so I should have known that this was another spin off. Ya - shoot me. This is the first book in The Trials of Apollo series, but it doesn’t stand alone. So luckily my 11 year old had already read the other books by Rick Riordan and...

5 Stars

The Promise - Seven Wonders Journals

My daughter who is eleven is a diehard fan of this series. She devoured this as soon as she got home. She said that she loves how these journals are released right before the next book comes out. It helps to refresh her mind on what happene...

5 Stars

The Legend of the Rift - Seven Wonders, #5

This review is from my eleven year old as she loves this series. ----- ADDICTED!! I’M ADDICTED, I NEED MORE!! The ending to this one was so amazing and surprising. I so didn’t see it coming. I really was hoping that someone messed up since...

5 Stars

The Dragon's Descent - An Ether Novel, #3

This is a wonderful middle grade book that is part of a series of books that tells the story of a young guardian angel named Vero. We first met Vero in Laurice E. Molinari’s first book in the series called The Ether: Vero’s Rising. It tells...

5 Stars

A Riddle in Ruby - Riddle in Ruby, #1

A Riddle in Ruby is the first in the Riddle in Ruby series. This book is a magical middle grade fantasy title and I enjoyed it! I fell in love with the world the author created. The action is nonstop and the mystery and suspense made it eve...

5 Stars

Hunt for the Pyxis - The Galaxy Pirates, #1

Get ready for adventure. This is an awesome story that will have children wanting to read on. The main characters are children who discover a whole new world. Emma and Herbie go from their boring, normal lives to ones with pirates, secrets...

5 Stars

The Fire Children

The overall plot/storyline for The Fire Children was okay. All of the before the dark times came was awesome. We learn a lot about the world these people live in as well as about the fire children themselves. Things started to fall apart af...

3 Stars

Villain Keeper - The Last Dragon Charmer #1

I am always interested in reading books in a new fantasy series, whether those books are written for young readers or the older crowd. I enjoy reading fantasy stories, especially if there’s a good dose of magic and dragons, and Laurie McKay...

5 Stars

The Key - Seven Wonders Journals

This was the first companion novella I have read in any series. I really enjoyed the journal aspect to this one and it had some great background into the Seven Wonders. Will have to pick up the other novellas in this series to add to my col...

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The Curse of the King - Seven Wonders, #4

I absolutely loved this book. It didn't leave the reader hanging and wondering where the book would leave off, and the story was absolutely phenomenal! I was especially pleased that this didn't fall flat like so many other books in other se...

4 Stars

Fork-Tongue Charmers - The Luck Uglies #2

This story is the second book in The Luck Uglies fantasy series. In this episode Rye O'Chanter is forced by a new constable to flee her town and go to the remote Isle of Pest while her father and the other Luck Uglies' battle their rivals,...

4 Stars

The Legends Begin - Darkmouth #1

This book was amazing. I loved how the cover just makes you want to read this. The story teaches you about family, destiny, courage, and how to stand up for yourself and for those you love. This one really reminded me of Harry Potter where...

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Edison's Alley - The Accelerati Trilogy, #2

Edison's Alley was a fresh and interesting story with a cast of amazingly unique characters. Even the villains of this story added to an already refreshing story. I have never read anything quite like this before. My favorite character was...

4 Stars

The Isle of the Lost - The Descendants, #1

So I started this book not knowing that it was a prequel to a new Disney to TV movie. Well I shortly found out when my 10 year old was reading behind my back and all of a sudden screamed in my ear and ripped the book away. She then went to...

5 Stars

Mars Evacuees

Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall is a novel about Alice Dare, the daughter of a flying ace in the war against an alien race called the Morrors. They are a cold loving race whose home planet has been destroyed. When they help humanity overc...

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Curse of the Iris - The Jupiter Pirates #2

Jupiter Pirates: Curse of the Iris by Jason Fry is a story of Tycho and his siblings who are on the search for an ancient treasure. Tycho holds a secret deal with a security agent who wants something from the treasure. To keep the deal that...

4 Stars

The ThicketyThe Whispering Trees - The Thickety, #2

The Thickety picks up where book one left off! I will warn you this does not have a good solid story ending. You will get a CLIFFHANGER!!! And yes it will kill you. This was an amazing book two!!! I cannot believe that this was so good. It...

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Hunt for the Hydra - The Jupiter Pirates #1

Hunt for the Hydra was a very good read. My daughter thought there were a few boring parts scattered throughout the book yet she still claims it was an awesome read. There was mystery, action, adventure and lots of characters with amusing n...

4 Stars

Pillars of Fire - An Ether Novel, #2

I liked Pillars of Fire so much that I am giving it a four out of five due to the fact that it kept me interested in the storyline. And, I liked that the story itself flew from beginning to end with no slow parts in the middle that could ha...

4 Stars

Covenant's End - A Widdershins Adventure, #4

It was hard to sit down and start Covenant’s End, knowing it would be the last adventure of Widdershins and Olgun. How do you say goodbye to a character like Widdershins? When you are Ari Marmell, you do it the hard way, no corners cut, no...

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The Sword of Demelza

When Erik and Emma, two young marsupials, befriend an orphaned red fox named Devon, it’s a very odd friendship to say the least. Normally these two different animals would be enemies, but because of the devastation caused by the evil king,...

5 Stars

PathFinder - TodHunter Moon, #1 / World of Septimus Heap

There comes a time when you read a series (like The Selection by Keira Cass & Harry Potter) and then that series ends and your life is over. When the last book came out of Septimus Heap, I read it. I think I was in a dark place for a little...

5 Stars

Frostborn - Thrones and Bones, #1

This fantasy story shows a friendship between two completely opposite people. However, they forge a strong bond and use each other’s strengths to their advantage. This story wields dragons, swords, undead minions, giants and trolls. There i...

4 Stars

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 1

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Volume 1, is a successful adaption by P. Craig Russell of Neil Gaiman's Newbery Medal-winning novel. Its 200 pages, divided into 5 chapters (with an interlude), where each portion is illustrated by a differ...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Supernatural, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

The Tomb of Shadows - Seven Wonders, #3

"Seven Wonders: The Tomb Of Shadows" is by far the best book I've read this year. And it is the best book of the Seven Wonders series as of yet. Aly, Cass & Jack are truly put through the ringer in this next adventure. And some HUGE secrets...

5 Stars

The Seven Swords - Otherworld Chronicles #2

The Seven Swords grabbed my attention at the beginning of this story; however, it got monotonous in the middle with all the emotionally intense and colorful fighting sequences that occurred one after each other. Also unlike the first book,...

3 Stars

The Glass Sentence - The Mapmakers Trilogy, #1

The Glass Sentence is a truly fascinating story. The premise of a world fractured into different times is an exciting one. The book is the beginning of a series aimed at middle school aged kids. I did have my 12 year old read it to get a ki...

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The Select and The Orphan - Seven Wonders Journals

The two novellas in the Seven Wonders Journals collection were both nice continuations of two stories that aren't fully explained or understood in the Seven Wonders world. So it was fun to go back in time and live through legends, and past...

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Vero Rising - An Ether Novel, #1

The author of this tale has created a good beginning to a series of books, yet it does have a major drawback to it. The pacing of this tale drags this story down to a walking pace and takes forever to get going. Even when you get to the act...

3 Stars

Storm - The SYLO Chronicles #2

The second book in a trilogy normally suffers and falls short of a great read. But Storm was a cut above the rest. I was just as sucked in as I was with book one. I love what the author did with the issues of loyalty and trust as the story...

4 Stars

The Well's End

When I first started reading this book, I admit, I expected something else. What I expected was something similar to the movie Red Dawn. What I got was something uniquely and refreshingly different. The novel has a very strong plotline, and...

5 Stars
  • Author: Seth Fishman
  • Review by: Hitherandthee
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Romantic Elements, Kids: Middle Grade, Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

The Garden Gate - The Threshold Series, #4

The Garden Gate is the fourth and final book in the Threshold series. I haven't been able to read the first 3 books yet, but I was able to read the prequel :). So when I first started the book it was a little confusing, but I picked up. Onc...

5 Stars
  • Author: Christa J. Kinde
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Lost Covenant - A Widdershins Adventure, #3

After the events in False Covenant, Widdershins fled Davillon, desperate to escape the pain of losing so many people she cares for. While out and about she travels to Lourveaux and discovers a plot to ruin the last of the Delacroix family,...

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Lost in Babylon - Seven Wonders, #2

The adventure continues in "Seven Wonders: Lost In Babylon" by Peter Lerangis. Let me start off by saying this is book two in a series and these books cannot be read out of order. Now for my thoughts on this new installation in the Seven Wo...

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Exile - Keeper of the Lost Cities, #2

In this second installment, we find Sophie settling more into her new home and life as being a new member of the lost cities. This time around though, she’s away from the school setting and we’re taken on the adventures she faces in her new...

5 Stars

Rain of the Ghosts - A Rain of the Ghosts Novel, #1

Rain of the Ghosts is what I call an OK read! It seems that the person telling the story is not a person at all! But you don’t find this out until you are well into the book. I think it would have make the book better if we had been told so...

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Warriors The Ultimate Guide

Warriors -The Ultimate Guide showed up and this is what happened. It was sitting on my desk and my 9 year old daughter came in saw it and away the book went. I didn't see it again for three days! I eventually had to snag it back so I could...

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LEGO Space - Building the Future

In this book, LEGO fans get to enjoy all new creations set in futuristic space. A whole new universe is unveiled in which the authors tell the story of what futuristic space will be like and they clearly illustrate it by showing futuristic...

5 Stars

Lenore - Purple Nurples Vol.5

Roman Dirge's Lenore is one of my favorite little girls of all time. That fact that she's been dead for decades is no reason not love her. The world she lives in is creepy, dark, delightful odd, and filled with the magic that only the young...

5 Stars

The Colossus Rises - Seven Wonders, #1

"Seven Wonders The Colossus Rises" is an epic adventurous tale that spans many countries and continents. "The Select"'are a group kids that hold the secrets to finding The Seven Wonders of the world, but there is a time limit you see. Becau...

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Itch - The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter, #1

The main character, Itch, is a fourteen year old kid. He's lost. He's socially awkward. Needless to say he's relatable for a lot of us, especially the younger generation. There was loads of action, but there was also a lot of description th...

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Saving Moby Dick - The Enchanted Attic, #2

Saving Moby Dick was a good story with a good pace. How the twins and Walter deal with Captain Ahab, how the characters develop and interact with the people around them really makes the story work well. Having read Facing the Hunchback of N...

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False Covenant - A Widdershins Adventure, #2

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to sit down with False Covenant! I thoroughly enjoyed Thief’s Covenant so I immediately sat down and got reacquainted with Widdershins and the goings on in Davillion. Widdershins is trying hard to live a...

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Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame - The Enchanted Attic, #1

L.L. Samson puts a very interesting spin on things in The Enchanted Attic: Facing the Hunchback. What I liked most about the book was the blending of different character personalities from Linus to Ophelia to Walter to Cato and, of course,...

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Thief's Covenant - A Widdershins Adventure, #1

I used to read fantasy almost exclusively. I started out with Eddings and McCaffrey, moving on to Lackey and the like. I moved on to other genres as I got older. Fantasy had lost its charm for me. Then I came across the cover for Thief’s Co...

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The Invisible Tower - Otherworld Chronicles #1

This was the kind of book that if you like the Percy Jackson series you will probably like this one. Artie finds that he is different and not just different but extremely special in being King Authur. Artie goes on this journey following cl...

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The Graveyard Book

Nobody Owens, or Bod for short, lives in a graveyard. This may seem odd, but other than his living situation, he's totally normal. Bod has been living there ever since his family was murdered. He's now being raised by the ghosts of the grav...

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