Fantasy · Middle Grade

Gloom Town by Ronald L. Smith

Middle grade is often accused of being predictable but there was nothing forceable about the mystery and adventure of this story. I genuinely hope that there is a sequel so I can spend more time with these characters. SYNOPSIS When twelve-year-old Rory applies for a job at a spooky old mansion in his gloomy seaside… Continue reading Gloom Town by Ronald L. Smith

believathon · Fantasy · series

Dragonwatch: Master of the Phantom Isle by Brandon Mull

This is the third installment of the Dragonwatch series and while I enjoyed it the pace was relentless. I will read the next book because I am still deeply in love with this world but I hope the author gives me more character development. SYNOPSIS Cursed by the Key of Forgetting, Seth has lost all… Continue reading Dragonwatch: Master of the Phantom Isle by Brandon Mull

believathon · Middle Grade · Mystery

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

This historical fiction middle grade book had a mystery that kept me flipping through the pages until the very last moment. I doesn't get much better than this. SYNOPSIS In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking… Continue reading One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

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Nonfiction November Week One

I am fairly bursting with excitement. I have been participating in NonFiction November since 2018. NonFiction November feels fairly explanatory but I can't quite articulate how much the other bloggers have altered my own nonfiction reading habits. The first year, I just dipped my toes in the nonfiction reading pool. In 2019 I did better… Continue reading Nonfiction November Week One

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Frighteningly Good Reads: The Secret of White Stone Gate by Julia Nobel

The second in this mystery middle grade series has left me with more questions than answers. Now I just need to get my hands on the third one...quickly! SYNOPSIS In this exciting sequel to The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane, Emmy's adventures continue as she deals with a sinister organization, a missing father, and secrets she's… Continue reading Frighteningly Good Reads: The Secret of White Stone Gate by Julia Nobel