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…

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,…

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…

Heartless

Heartless by Marissa Meyer Submitted and Reviewed by Clover Brooks Amazon Rating: 4.4/5 CONTENT Warning: Blood, Violence, Discusses Mental Health Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried…