In Magikos, life is dictated by the Book of Fate’s ancient predictions, including the birth of a royal Chosen One who will save the realm. Princess Marabel has grown up in the shadow of her twin brother, Marco, who everyone assumes is the true Chosen One. While Marco is adored and given every opportunity, Marabel is overlooked and has to practice her sword fighting in secret. Continue reading Marabel and the Book of Fate ★★☆☆☆
I have been waiting to get my hands on a copy of this book ever since I heard about it from the author herself. I’m so happy that it’s finally out and that I can review it.
Young mouse Calib Christopher dreams of the day when he will become a Knight of Camelot like his father and grandfather before him. For generations, Calib’s family has lived among the mice that dwell beneath the human Knights of the Round Table, defending the castle they all call home. Calib just hopes he will be able to live up to the Christopher name.
Then, on the night of the annual Harvest Tournament, tragedy strikes. The mice suspect the Darklings are behind the vicious sneak attack, but Calib has his doubts, so he sets off on a quest for the truth. Venturing deep into the woods beyond the castle walls, Calib and his friend Cecily discover that a threat far greater than the Darklings is gathering, and human and animal knights alike are in grave danger.
With help from a host of unlikely new allies, including a young human boy named Galahad, Calib must get the Mice of the Round Table and the Darklings to put aside their differences and fight together. Only then will they be strong enough to save Camelot.
I have been waiting to get my hands on a copy of this book ever since I heard about it from the author herself. I’m so happy that it’s finally out and that I can review it. Continue reading “Mice of the Round Table ★★★★★”
I’ve been meaning to read more easy readers and middle grade, but I was thoroughly unimpressed with this one. Puddle’s Wonderous Worry Dolls reads like an easy reader but it tried desperately to enter into the heftier realm of middle grade. Continue reading “Puddle’s Wonderous Worry Dolls ★☆☆☆☆”
It’s pretty much Narnia, and I don’t feel like it’s good Narnia. Three children stumble upon an extraordinary library in an old house. Armed with magical books, and accompanied by an enchanting deerhound, they leave through a door that takes … Continue reading The Palace Library ★☆☆☆☆
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children came out in July of 2011. So I’ve literally waited 4 years to get this book. Let me tell you why: every time I went to the book store I really only had money for one book, a sad, sad, position to be in I assure you. I would invariably pick up Miss Peregrine’s and some other book I wanted and then flip a coin and then sigh as I put Miss Peregrine’s back on the shelf.
Then recently I went hunting for the book again. I went to my local Barnes and Nobles, only to find they didn’t have it in stock. I stopped at the Quirk Books booth at BookCon, only to find they only had one there for display only.
Finally, I decided to just get the kindle edition. Which brings me to another point: I specifically did not want to get the kindle edition of this book. Continue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟”
Josie, Fox, and Mason live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange things Josie ever saw were the few weird customers that came to her family’s auction house. When they get their hands on a haunted camera that prints pictures of a ghost of the recently deceased local hermit, they are drawn into a one hundred year old mystery.
It sounds exciting from the back copy, but my interest waned before I even made it half way through.
I was barely a quarter of the way through Mothman’s Curse before I was overwhelmed with things to keep track of. The haunted camera, Fox’s auction house, the Goodrich estate and its history, the Mothman and his history, and all the characters: Josie, Fox, and Mason, who are heavily invested in what’s going on; Mitch, an ex-college student who is helping out the family who conveniently used to work on the Goodrich estate; Uncle Bill and Aunt Barb, who help out because the main characters’ mother is dead; and Dad, who runs the auction house. Plus, technically, Mr. Goodrich, who is haunting the camera, and Eva, the hairdresser who used to work at the Goodrich estate. Continue reading “Mothman’s Curse ★☆☆☆☆”
I know that I shamelessly plug my work on this site all the time but now you can too! RRW is opening its doors to new writers! Do you like to write picture books, middle grade, or young adult? Do you love to read and get free books? Enjoy blogging? Social Media? Working with others? Then we’d love for you to join us! We’re looking for new teams of writers, made up of four people, to create wonderful stories, writing prompts, and book reviews. If you don’t have your own team–that’s cool–we’ll hook you up! We accept full teams as well … Continue reading Write with Round Robin Writes!
Can you believe I’m posting even more art? I can! One of the tanks that the Nopetopus visits contains clown fish. When she gets there they are just putting on their make up for the day. Here are some progress images for the clown fish.