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
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Publication Date: October 8, 2019 Summary from GoodReads: Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much … Continue reading Alex Stern #1
I started watching Midnight, Texas and fell in love with the quirky characters, the setting and the story. It wasn't until after the first season that I discovered the show was based on a book series. Normally I insist on reading a book before watching the show or movie, but it sometimes happens this way … Continue reading Books vs TV Show – Midnight, Texas
Highfire by Eoin Colfer Publication Date: January 28, 2020 Summary from NetGalley: In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs—now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his Laz-Z-Boy recliner. Laying low in the bayou, this once-magnificent fire breather has been reduced to … Continue reading Dragon in the Swamp!