by Henry Winterfeld True, Rufus wrote "Caius is a dumbbell" on his school tablet, leading to a fight between him and Caius and being expelled from the Xanthos School. But would he really have written the exact same thing on the Temple of Minerva? But all of the facts seem to be pointing to Rufus, … Continue reading Book Review: Detectives in Togas
by Laura Ruby The Morningstarr twins shaped New York into what it is through their numerous inventions. And then, one day, they suddenly disappeared. The only thing they left behind was the Old York cipher, a puzzle tied to the city that promised treasure at the end. For years, people have tried and failed to … Continue reading Book Review: York: The Shadow Cipher
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
By Silvana De Mari back cover: In a world shrouded in darkness and continually lashed by rain, a young elf named Yorsh struggles to survive. When his village is destroyed by the torrential waters, Yorsh finds himself suddenly orphaned and alone--the earth's last elf. But soon Yorsh discovers he is part of a powerful prophecy: … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Dragon
By Iain Lawrence back cover: The spring of 1955 tests Laurie Valentine's gifts as a storyteller. After her friend Dickie contracts polio and finds himself confined to an iron lung, Laurie visits him in the hospital . She meets two other kids trapped inside the breathing machines: there's Carolyn, an obnoxious girl whose family has … Continue reading Book Review: The Giant Slayer
by Monica Tesler back cover: Thirteen years ago, Earth Force, a space-military agency, discovered a connection between brain structure and space travel. Now they've brought together a premier class of cadets, Boudners, to train as elite aeronauts at EarthBound Academy. Twelve-year-old Jasper might have been bullied back on Earth, but as one of the first … Continue reading Book Review: Bounders
by Karina Yan Glaser back cover: The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince … Continue reading Book Review: The Vanderbeekers of 141 St.