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 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…

Castle Hangnail

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon Reviewed by Sada Wright Amazon Rating: 4.9/5 Content Warnings: None When Molly shows up on Castle Hangnail’s doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle’s minions are understandably dubious. After all, she is twelve years old, barely five feet tall, and quite polite. (The minions are used…

Farworld

Farworld by Jay Scott Savage Reviewed by K. Cushing Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 Content Warnings: None Even though thirteen-year-old Marcus Kanenas is confined to a wheelchair, he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer. In fact, his favorite dream is of a world far away a world where magic is as common as air, where…

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Reviewed by Katya Pilkington Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 Content Warnings: None As the eldest of three, Sophie Hatter had accepted that it was not her place to seek her fortune. When the Witch of the Waste curses the young hat-maker into an old woman, Sophie leaves her quiet life…

Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green Reviewed by K. Cushing Amazon Rating: 4.2/5 CONTENT WARNINGS: NONE Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life- dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-…