Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron Publication Date: May 5, 2020 Summary from NetGalley: Twelve-year-old Maya is the only one in her South Side Chicago neighborhood who witnesses weird occurrences like werehyenas stalking the streets at night and a scary man made of shadows plaguing her dreams. Her friends try to find an … Continue reading Middle Grade Review
Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Summary from GoodReads: Tala Warnock has little use for magic – as a descendant of Maria Makiling, the legendary Filipina heroine, she negates spells, often by accident. But her family’s old ties to the country of Avalon (frozen, bespelled, and unreachable for almost … Continue reading A Hundred Names for Magic
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco Publication Date: October 15, 2019 Summary from Goodreads: Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked … Continue reading Goddesses or Demons?
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse Publication Date: January 14, 2020 Summary from NetGalley: Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss at the oil and … Continue reading Rick Riordan Presents
These two haunting books by Rin Chupeco, would be perfect for reading on Halloween. They are both very dark and twisty. The Japanese mythology that they are based on is fascinating as well. And the dolls, well they are just plain creepy. Here are my thoughts about both books. To see their summaries on GoodReads, … Continue reading Series Review