Dark Waters by Katherine Arden

Holy scary Sunday. This book took me right back to reading spooky books shut in my closet to keep the scary elements at bay. This is the third book in the series of four and absolutely my favorite so far. SYNOPSIS Having met and outsmarted the smiling man in Dead Voices but fearful of when he'll come... Continue Reading →

Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye

Oh, you are a cute book. Witches and wonder and everything I could have asked for in a story was here for my delight. SYNOPSIS Warren the 13th is the lone bellhop, valet, waiter, groundskeeper, and errand boy of his family’s ancient hotel. It’s a strange, shadowy mansion full of crooked corridors and mysterious riddles—and... Continue Reading →

Quintessance by Jess Redman

A fantastic middle Grady fantasy that reminds us that, occassionally, the word can dim our light but it is always there, ready to shine. SYNOPOSIS Three months ago, twelve-year-old Alma moved to the town of Four Points. Her panic attacks started a week later, and they haven’t stopped -- even though she told her parents... Continue Reading →

The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari

A middle grade mystery that kept me guessing right up until the ending. If you are looking for a thrilling read - look no further! SYNOPSIS Cooper is lost. Ever since his father left their family three years ago, he has become distant from his friends, constantly annoyed by his little sister, Jess, and completely... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Books of 2020

My goal was to read 120 books this year and I managed to read 166. Actually, I'm hoping to make that 167 by finishing D-Day Girls today. I had two reading slumps where I laid in bed for hours at a time watching Netflix instead of sleeping but, honestly, thanks to my fellow bloggers I... Continue Reading →

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Quite simply the most gorgeously written middle grade book I have enjoyed in....forever. I felt drenched in description and fell deeply in love with Alice and Oliver. SYNOPSIS Inspired by her childhood love of books like A Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi crafts a spellbinding new world where color is currency, adventure... Continue Reading →

Blogmas: December 6, 2020

MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS READING I do not normally have the chance to read Christmas books. With a (very) few exceptions, I put Christmas books onto my list and then fail to sit down and actually read during December. Prior to this year, this month was all about running around. I cannot control the... Continue Reading →

Believathon 3 Wrap Up

This was my first time participating in Believathon and I had a wonderful time, even though I didn't finish everything! Having Middle Grades reads was a great way to balance out my nonfiction reading for the month since middle grade books are usually quicker. Here is what I read this month! The Key: Read a... Continue Reading →

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