Review: Charlie & Frog

This was an advanced reader copy for the April 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Charlie & Frog (A Mystery) Author: Karen Kane Stars: ★★★★ Middle grade and young adult novels have a habit of making adults (especially parents) inept. Poor Charlie's story is no different. His parents and grandparents are self-interested, and between one thing... Continue Reading →

Review: The Way To Bea

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: The Way to Bea Author: Kay Yeh Stars: ★★★★★ Marketing Effort: 2 (a bit less than average) About half-way through this book, I stood and stared at the front cover. Despite Will not liking mazes, that's all I could see thanks to... Continue Reading →

Review: Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen

This was an advanced reader copy for the August 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen Author: Merrill Wyatt Stars: ★★ Marketing Effort: 3 (average) When you compare your heroine to Ramona, Matilda, and Harriet the Spy, I expect a main character with a strong and creative personality. With Matilda and Harriet in the... Continue Reading →

Review: The Wild Robot Escapes

In my day job, I work for a book company. This means I get some pretty awesome perks. The latest? A plethora of Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs) from the Big 6 in publishing. With marketing intel on the back cover, they're extremely informative. For this chunk of reviews, I'll keep my regular format, but beneath... Continue Reading →

Review: The Midnight Sea

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Part of the Free (Kindle) series.  Title: The Midnight Sea Author: Kat Ross Stars: ★★★ A few things that I don't think are spoilers but might change whether or not you want to read this book. One, it reference someone peeing themselves... Continue Reading →

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