Book Review: “The Scarecrow Queen” by Melinda Salisbury
Book Reviews / October 31, 2017

“The Scarecrow Queen” is the eagerly awaited conclusion to Melinda Salisbury’s “Sin Eater’s Daughter” trilogy. In the series finisher, it’s do or die for protagonists Twylla and Errin. Either they find a way to destroy Aurek forever – or relinquish their world to his power.

Book Review: “All The Crooked Saints” by Maggie Stiefvater
Book Reviews / October 10, 2017

As a fan of Maggie Stiefvater’s “Raven Boys” and “Shiver” series, I was excited to read Stiefvater’s first YA book in a while that explores a world totally different from those two. And though “All the Crooked Saints” employs a number of recognizable Stiefvater touches – mainly a memorable magic system and a reverence for cars – she has managed to conjure a completely magical world that’s much different from any of her earlier works.

Book Review: “Washed Ashore” by Kerr Thomson
Book Reviews / September 29, 2017

One fateful summer, fate convenes a ragtag group of people together on the remote Scottish island of Nin: locals Fraser and his eccentric younger brother, Dunny; Haley, a rebellious American girl; Ben McCaig, a scientist who studies whales; and the mysterious man who seems to be hiding in one of the island’s caves.

Book Review: “The Wolf Hour” by Sara Lewis Holmes
Book Reviews / September 28, 2017

Everyone knows not to enter the Puszcza, the strange, deep wood where magic and wolves lurk. There are dark forces at play in the woods, manipulating wolves, pigs, and little girls alike into stories they’d rather not be a part of. Can Magia foil the witch and save her family?

Book Review: “Skeleton Tree” by Kim Ventrella
Book Reviews / September 27, 2017

When Stanly notices a bone growing in his backyard, he knows he’s made a special discovery. When his younger sister, Miren, finds out about the bone – which seems to be growing into a full-on skeleton – she seems to have a special affinity for “Princy.” But is Princy what’s making Miren so sick, or is there something else going on?