6 posts from day 22/11/2014

Book Gifts for Kids

Here come the holidays, and it's time to think about the special kids in your life! Since books make perfect gifts, here's a list of some of the books I and a few of my helpful kid readers have reviewed for you to help you choose the best books for your own middle-grade reader!     For the epic adventurer Middleworld (jungle adventure & Maya myth) The Dragonet Prophecy(dragons saving the world) Society’s Traitor (searching for a golden city & a magical bird) The Minotaur Riddle ...

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Review: The Kingdom of Lights

The Kingdom Lights by Steven V.S. My rating: 3 of 5 stars I give 3 stars to books I enjoyed while reading, but I feel like it’s a one-time read. I’d say this one is a 3-1/2 star for me.The Kingdom of Lights has that steampunk feel of Victorian-era-spun-into-the-future, which I don’t normally read, but as this was a middle-grade book, I gave it a try. This blends in more fantasy than normal steampunk does, and, I have to say, it works.We follow 12-yr-old Celes as he travels to his new ...

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Review: The Tree of Mindala

The Tree of Mindala by Elle Jacklee My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Tree of Mindala was a fun trip, though I feel like I got everything out of one read. 3-1/2 stars is my opinion.It’s nearly Halloween when sixth-grader Miranda and her younger brother Marcus go with their parents to the cabin their grandparents used to own. While there, Miranda finds a mysterious “snow globe” with a rather Halloweenish setting inside, and her curiosity ends up getting her and her brother sucked into its ...

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Review Halitor the Hero

Halitor the Hero by Rebecca Douglass My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sixteen-year-old Halitor was supposed to be on his way to becoming a Hero, according to the very-important manual, The Hero’s Guide to Battles, Rescues, and the Slaying of Monsters. But he is such a mistake-prone and girl-shy klutz that his master sacks him at a most inconvenient time, leaving poor Halitor stuck as the kitchen help at an inn in the middle of nowhere. There, he meets the determined and NOT-shy Melly, the kitchen ...

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Review: King’s Warrior

King's Warrior by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt My rating: 3 of 5 stars King’s Warrior is a young adult fantasy novel that follows the story of Princess Kamarie and her new friends as they journey and fight to save their country of Aom-igh from invaders.When I first picked up this book, I thought it was going to be something King-Arthurish. However, it’s set in an imaginative fantasy world, and the “knights” aren’t so much knights as warriors. But while it’s fantasy, the world doesn’t ...

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Review: The Dragondain (The Moonrealm, #2)

The Dragondain by Richard Due My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is the second book in the Moon Realm series. Prepare for lots of deep magic, play-by-play battle scenes, and some world-hopping. My dumbed-down review is this: I didn't like it nearly as much as the first, and though I DID like the writing style, I found the story so chocked full of characters that I couldn't keep track of them all, and I felt confused half the time. I'm also more than a tad annoyed that neither of the first two books ...

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