Book Review: Wicked Nix by Lena Coakley

Wicked Nix Author: Lena CoakleyIllustrator: Jaime ZollarsPublisher: Amulet Books (October 9, 2018)Hardcover, 176 pagesGoodreads     |     Amazon     |     Barnes & NobleSummaryMischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job: He must protect the forest from a most dangerous enemy—humans.When a determined invader trespasses on his territory, Nix’s skills are put to the test as he invents several wicked tricks to chase the sorry fellow away. But when his efforts don’t go quite according to plan, it becomes clear that this intruder—and this sprite—may … Continue reading Book Review: Wicked Nix by Lena Coakley

Book Review: Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ogre Enchanted Author: Gail Carson LevineSeries: Ella Enchanted, Book 0.5Publisher: Harper Collins (October 16, 2018)Hardcover, 352 pagesGoodreads     AmazonSummaryIn this prequel to Ella Enchanted, which can stand on its own, young healer Evie is transformed into an ogre by the meddling fairy Lucinda. She’ll turn back only if someone proposes and she accepts!Returning to the land and many of the characters from her beloved Newbery Honor–winning Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine has written a delightful tale about a clever and endearing heroine who is determined to defy expectations.Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms, and prescribing medications, … Continue reading Book Review: Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Book Review: Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff

Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Author: Liesl ShurtliffPublisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (May 29th, 2018)Hardcover, 304 pagesGoodreads   AmazonSummaryFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Rump, comes the true story behind another unlikely hero: a grumpy dwarf who gets tangled up in Snow White’s feud with the wicked queen. Ever since he was a dwarfling, Borlen (nicknamed “Grump”) has dreamed of visiting The Surface, so when opportunity knocks, he leaves his cavern home behind. At first, life aboveground is a dream come true. Queen Elfrieda Veronika Ingrid Lenore (E.V.I.L.) is the … Continue reading Book Review: Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff

Kids’ Books Mini Reviews: How to Catch a Mermaid, The Know-Nonsense Guide to Space, Dungeons & Dragons: Big Trouble (Endless Quest)

How to Catch a Mermaid by Adam Wallace Children’s Fiction Amazon  Goodreads Summary How do you catch a mermaid? You must be very clever. With mirrors, crowns, and pearls galore,  this quest can’t last forever! Review – 4 stars The illustrations in this book are gorgeous. They’re so crisp and colorful, they make the book a joy to read. The story is told in a ABCB rhyming pattern, with a “verse” on each two page spread. A problem a see a lot with books that try to tell a story in verse is with an awkward flow, but the rhythm … Continue reading Kids’ Books Mini Reviews: How to Catch a Mermaid, The Know-Nonsense Guide to Space, Dungeons & Dragons: Big Trouble (Endless Quest)

Mini Reviews: (Middle Grade) The Cozies, Krista Kim-Bap, The Toad Who Loved Tea

I’ve read several middle grade and children’s books so far this year, but I don’t always have a big long review to say about them so I haven’t been posting each with their own review. (Plus there are so many YA and adult novels I want to review, and there are only so many days in the week!) So I thought I’d try out a post with several “mini reviews” for these shorter books. Let me know what you think of this format, yeah? The Cozies: The Legend of Operation Moonlight Author: T.L. FischerIllustrator: Kory Fluckiger Kindle Edition, 172 pages … Continue reading Mini Reviews: (Middle Grade) The Cozies, Krista Kim-Bap, The Toad Who Loved Tea