Defy

Defy by Sara B Larson Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4/5 Warnings: Mentions of blood, Violence Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king’s army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince’s guard. But when…

Farworld: Fire Keep

Farworld: Fire Keep by Jay Scott Savage Reviewed by K. Cushing Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 Warnings: None. With no word from Kyja, the people of Farworld are beginning to face the possibility that she is truly dead, and the quest to save Farworld and Earth has failed. In an effort to find a way to bring…

Cake Pop Crush

Cake Pop Crush by Suzanne Nelson Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 Warnings: None Alicia Ramirez has always loved baking. Her family owns Say It With Flour, the small bakery in town. And Ali’s specialties are cake pops: delicious confections on a stick. But Ali’s sweet life turns sour when a sleek coffee shop…

The City of Ashes

The City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 WARNINGS: Swearing, Incest, Mentions of Blood and Alcohol Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and…

The Whispering Skull

The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.8/5 WARNINGS: Violence, Murder, Mentions of Blood and death In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood & Co. hasn’t made much progress. Quill Kipps and his…

Farworld: Air Keep

Farworld: Air Keep by Jay Scott Savage Reviewed by K. Cushing Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 Content Warnings: None It’s been six months since Marcus and Kyja obtained the help of the land and water elementals, but before they can secure the help from the mysterious air elementals, the two friends must first be reunited, a task…

City of Bones

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.4/5 Content Warnings: Swearing, mentions of alcohol When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos…

Farworld: Land Keep

Farworld: Land Keep by Jay Scott Savage Reviewed by K. Cushing Amazon Rating: 4.8/5 Content Warnings: None Four mythical Elementals- Water, Land, Air, and Fire- have the power to save two worlds, Earth and Farworld, from a common enemy: the Dark Circle. In book one, Water Keep, Marcus, a disabled boy from Earth, and Kyja,…

The Screaming Staircase

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud Submitted by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 Warnings: Violence, Murder, Mentions of Blood, Suicide, and Ghosts When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in… For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of…

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017

By Clover Brooks Camp NaNoWriMo is a great program that I highly recommend if you want to get your book down quickly! Like NaNoWriMo (an event that happens every November), you commit to writing your novel in 30 days. Except, the one thing that separates Camp NaNoWriMo from the original is the lack of real…