Hush by Eishes Chayil

Hush by Eishes Chayil

Please read this. Then pass it on. The subject is painful; everyone wants to hide from it, hide the knowledge of it from others. But children are being harmed and should be protected. Gittel, an eighteen year old girl, writes letters full of guilt to her dead friend, Devory, who killed herself when she was […]



Inda, by Sherwood Smith

Inda, by Sherwood Smith

First in a series, this fast-paced and exciting book introduces a complex world filled with strong, unique characters. The plot itself is fairly simple: a young noble boy is sent to the martial academy, where he makes friends with the despised younger brother of the King’s heir – and then things spiral out of control. […]


The Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras

The Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras

Compulsively readable adventure about the youngest of the Mad Wolf’s war band who must rescue her father and brother’s from the lord’s castle where they’ve been taken for rough justice. Complex, true to Scottish history (and magic), and full of great characters, this book is impossible to put down. Betsy Bird calls this book, “a […]


The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

Arturo’s summer started out like most summers, he got a summer job at his family’s restaurant, his best friends were around to hang out and his Abuela kept everything running smoothly. Then his mom’s god daughter, Carmen, and her father come to stay in their apartment building for the summer. Carmen, has grown up a […]


The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

A lovely story about the gender expansive Prince Sebastian and Frances, his best friend and personal dressmaker. Prince Sebastian spends his days courting reluctantly courting princesses and his nights taking Paris by storm as the beautiful Lady Crystallia. When Lady Crystallia and Frances become the biggest fashion provocateurs around the increased attention threatens to undermine […]


The Wolf by Leo Carew (Under the Northern Sky, Book One)

The Wolf by Leo Carew (Under the Northern Sky, Book One)

Intensely engaging fantasy about two species of humans at war. The Wolf is the young heir to the throne in the invaded northern country; he faces Bellamus, a canny Suthdal general on the make, as well as powerful internal enemies who don’t think he can lead the Black Kingdom against the Suthdal invasion. Dark, imaginative […]


Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce put in graphic format by Edith

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce put in graphic format by Edith

Wonderful adaptation of the beloved 1958 classic fantasy, in graphic novel form, created by EDITH, a French illustrator. Because his brother has the measles, Tom had to live for the summer at a relative’s house. In his lonely sleepless nights, after the grandfather clock strikes 13 times,  he opens the back door and finds a […]


Vango: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee de Fombelle

Vango: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee de Fombelle

Murder, forbidden islands, Zeppelins, Vango, is nonstop thrill ride. Set in pre-World War II Europe, we first meet Vango as he is about to become priest. But, the outdoor ceremony is interrupted as the police storm in looking to arrest Vango for murder. Before the police can grab him Vango is on the run, or […]


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Jude and her twin Taryn are mortals, born to mortal parents. As they have horribly demonstrated to them at the beginning of this exciting tale, their mother was at one time the consort of a brutal Faerie general. She fled from the world of immortals with her half and half child. Now Jude and her […]