Review: Rea and the Blood of the Nectar

Title: Rea and the Blood of the Nectar Author: Payal Doshi Stars: ★★★ (3 stars) Coming June 15th from Mango and Marigold Press, Rea and the Blood of the Nectar is Payal Doshi's debut, and she comes in swinging. For anyone who remembers Sailor Moon and the wonderful trend of the magical girl, this will bring back... Continue Reading →

Review: Jinxed

Title: Jinxed Author: Amy McCulloch Stars: ★★★★ (4 stars) Amy McCulloch's latest heroine, Lacey Chu, lives in a world of technological wonder. After a crushing rejection on her road to becoming an engineer, Lacey uncovers a highly advanced "baku" - a customizable mechanical "pet" invented by MONCHA - the company behind her dream job!  Lacey repairs the cat-shaped... Continue Reading →

Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Title: Aru Shah and the End of Time Author: Roshani Chokshi Stars: ★★★★ I hesitated to read this after reading The Storm Runner. However, I wanted an answer to my over-editing versus overdone trope (i.e. the Percy Jackson repetition). After Chokshi's book, I can say that it's neither. Unique and endearing, Aru Shah might just be my new favorite... Continue Reading →

Review: Captain Superlative!

This was an advanced reader copy for the July 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Captain Superlative! Author: J. S. Puller Stars: ★★★★★ If you removed the first chapter, this book still wouldn't be lighthearted. Between education-based bullying and the same favoritism toward sports players as shown in courtrooms (and in attempts to keep players... Continue Reading →

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