Review: The Bear and the Nightingale 

Synopsis: At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Urban Boys

  Synopsis: The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses is an action-adventure story about five teen boys who are mysteriously exposed to a foreign energy source that gives them extremely heightened senses. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become hypersensitive gifts that forever change the world. The story chronicles their effortless interrelations and later... Continue Reading →

Review: The Mirror Thief

  Synopsis: The core story is set in Venice in the sixteenth century, when the famed makers of Venetian glass were perfecting one of the old world's most wondrous inventions: the mirror. An object of glittering yet fearful fascination—was it reflecting simple reality, or something more spiritually revealing?—the Venetian mirrors were state of the art... Continue Reading →

Review: Carousel

  Synopsis: After living in the countryside for years, Princio returns to his homeland, the tiny yet the prosperous Kingdom of Lucca, upon the orders of his dying grandfather. Living alone in the annexed building next to the palace, Princio is discovered by the kingdom’s chief doll maker, Feletti, who purposely withholds his knowledge of... Continue Reading →

Review: Iris and Ruby

  Synopsis: The unexpected arrival of her willful teenage granddaughter, Ruby, brings life and disorder to 82-year-old Iris Black's old house in Cairo. Ruby, driven by her fraught relationship with her own mother to run away from England, is seeking refuge with the grandmother she hasn't seen for years. An unlikely bond develops between them,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Kingdom of Oceana

  Synopsis: SURFER. SHARK TAMER. FIRE WALKER. EXPLORER. TEENAGER. HERO. Five Centuries Ago, On the Island Now Called Hawaii, There was a Kingdom Filled with Adventure, Beauty, and Magic. When 16-year-old Prince Ailani, and his brother, Nahoa, trespass on a forbidden burial ground and uncover an ancient tiki mask, they unleash a thousand-year-old curse that threatens... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Only Enchanting by Mary Balough

Only Enchanting is by far the most fantastic historical contemporary romance novel that has been written! The story is about a man named Flavian whose fiancee runs away from him only to return much later. Everyone is expecting the engagement to continue and or flourish. But Flavian runs this time. He soon finds Agnes. A sensible... Continue Reading →

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