by Lisa DeSelm Pirouette spends her days busy helping her father, Gephardt the puppetmaster. Aside from performing marionette shows, Piro helps her father crafts the dozens and dozens of life-sized wooden soldiers the Margrave, the ruler of Tavia, has ordered. And in everything she does, Piro guards her secret: that she was once a marionette, … Continue reading Book Review: The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice
by Kara Swanson Claire Kenton hates Peter Pan. Ever since her twin brother Connor disappeared, leaving nothing more than a note saying he was with Peter Pan, Claire has despised the boy who never grew up. But Claire can't let herself get caught up in her loathing of Pan. She's busy trying to track down … Continue reading Book Review: Dust
by Shonna Slayton Briar Rose works in a New England mill, trying to support her siblings and figure out her life. Her plans for caring for her siblings have been dashed, and she only has so much time until she turns seventeen and Nanny will stop looking after them. Briar's life is then turned further … Continue reading Book Review: Spindle
By Gail Carson Levine back cover: The fairy Lucinda has once again given a dreadful gift. This time, it's a mysterious magical mirror. The gift is disastrous when it falls into the hands of Aza, who never looks into a mirror if she can help it. In the Kingdom of Ayortha, Aza is most definitely … Continue reading Book Review: Fairest
I'm starting a new book!!! Let me just say, nothing really compares with the thrill of starting a new novel except for finishing a book. It is so much fun to get to name characters and flesh them out, create new worlds, and develop a plot. Seriously, it is so much fun. You're probably wondering, … Continue reading New Project!
by Anne Ursu back cover: "When you're an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else: For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark. Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark is inventive, dreamy, and brilliant--and from their first moments in the world together, they've never left each other's … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Girl