Book Reviews

I’m hoping to do book reviews every week. May be children’s. May be adult. May be whatever I am reading at the time!

Old book reviews will be archived here.


500-miles-from-you-1 500 Miles From You by Jenny Colgan


53205924 Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

33843251 The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

511psksm9ql-_sx347_bo1204203200_ All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Conner

34629699 All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

38325332._sy475_ All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

26114135 All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryan Greenwood

45046527._sy475_ American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings

11823620 American Gods by Neil Gaiman

30312547 Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

27190613 And I Darken by Kiersten White

40589917._sy475_ Arcade and the Triple T Token by Rashad Jennings

516pDnZAsrL._SX334_BO1,204,203,200_ Archenemies by Marissa Meyer

50482961 The Archive of the Forgotten by A.J. Hackwith

35097545 Artemis by Andy Weir

81kifjxdrfl Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

30956356 Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

40516960 Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

30075662 Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


38747773._sx318_ Baby-Led Feeding: A Natural Way to Raise Happy, Independent Eaters by Jenna Helwig

41llhj91h5l-_sx353_bo1204203200_ Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler

26797014 The Ballroom by Anna Hope

25489134 The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

42265183 The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

25985241 Before The Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

27366528 Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

28251377 The Best Man by Richard Peck

Blanca&Roja_ARE_CVR_020218.indd Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

25740412 The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

31020402 Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

39863277 Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

50215833._sx318_sy475_ Bloom by Kevin Oppel

30095464 The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

42202000._sy475_ The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins

51qbpbntxl._sx331_bo1204203200_ Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma

42379022._sy475_ The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

41716692._sy475_ The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

36739557 The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson

29364480 The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

35888422 Boy Bites Bug by Rebecca Petruck

45178637._sy475_ Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab

36639508 Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

29345916 The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

29981261 The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

36300665._sy475_ The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld


32497580 The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

31373184 Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

27883214 Caraval by Stephanie Garber

35960068 Chasing Helicity by Ginger Zee

33621787 The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

34728667 Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

25986688 Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things by Martina McAtee

38126338 Christmas on the Island by Jenny Colgan

11235712 Cinder by Marissa Meyer

51tqapupy0l-_sx333_bo1204203200_ Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

34814099 The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

35403058 City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

37756654._sy475_ The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

32670125 The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

43453676._sy475_ COG by Greg Van Eekhout

44804083 Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

29939230 A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

49019091 Coop Knows the Scoop by Taryn Souders

31076583 A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

54479197 A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas

23766634 A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

13206828 Cress by Marissa Meyer

27240779 The Crimson Skew by S.E. Grove

22299763 Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

29939047 A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Ghokshi

31950751 The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

26232292 The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

34948440 The Cruel Prince by Holly Black


53131137 The Damned by Renee Adhieh

36260155 Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

29226553._sy475_ Dark Age by Pierce Brown

44218347._sy475_ Dark and Deepest Red is Anna-Marie McLemore

44572032._sx318_ The Dark Archive by Genevieve Cogman

38255342 The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kirsten White

29391251 Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee

27833670 Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

51ryevqlj9l-_sx331_bo1204203200_ A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

54242765._sy475_ The Dawn Chorus by Samantha Shannon

43231099 Dead Voices by Katherine Arden

50548197._sy475_ A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

33965619 Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi

37936921 Deranged Angels and Cannibal Hearts by Martina McAtee

22544764 The Desert Island Book Tag

41880604._sy475_ Disappearing Earth by Julie Phillips

31450908 Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

42202068 Dream Within a Dream by Patricia MacLachlan

38355098 Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

44318414 The Dutch House by Ann Patchett


18222848 Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells

53841062._sx318_ The Earth Keeper’s Challenge by Maria Langella Sorgie and Tara Langella

43226543 The Earth Keeper’s Gift by Tara Langella & Maria Langella Sorgie

52225186._sx318_sy475_ Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

18635086 The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni

36952578 The Electric War by Mike Winchell

52166786 The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

30269126 Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

28260587 Empire of Storm by Sarah J. Maas

31420696 The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget

36300733 Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan

61jyj7aynol-_sx331_bo1204203200_ An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

61l1dy8c2bwl-_sx322_bo1204203200_ Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

35167703 Eternal Life by Dara Horn

44648898 The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Run Chupeco

33413892 Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill

28114396 Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

25526296 Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

61jmemkjx2l._sx331_bo1204203200_ Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

49397137 The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

30688435 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

37587394 Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit


511kr0dphal-_sx329_bo1204203200_ The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen.

22698569 The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

40381392 Finale by Stephanie Garber

35391237._sy475_ Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

23308087 Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

51dcpd4tnbl-_sx324_bo1204203200_ The Flame Never Dies by Rachel Vincent

38822407 Flip the Sliver Switch by Jackie Yeager

91zij-nml3l Flunked by Jen Calonita

45554589._sy475_ Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

33958230 Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

19156898 The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

45169415 From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

28109644 Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm

27875545 Fury by Rachel Vincent

6123fl5yu1l-_sx330_bo1204203200_ Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar


44280976 A Game of Fox and Squirrel by Jenn Reese

51ll86pmwfl-_sx332_bo1204203200_ A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

8514027 The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman

28954126 Ghost by Jason Reynolds

34647324._sx318_ Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

30258320 Gilded Cage by Vic James

39863498 The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Choksh

51rzc7gcb6l-_sx405_bo1204203200_ Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees

43155726._sy475_ The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

61wwywitobl-_sx339_bo1204203200_ Girl at War by Sara Nović 

34050917 The Girl In The Tower by Katherine Arden

34433755 Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

43925876._sx318_ The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

7445 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

18668056 The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove

22671541 The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove

43263520._sy475_ The Grace Yearby Kim Liggett

34912895 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

35530652 Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence


34275232 The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

18584855 Heartless by Marissa Meyer

35425577 Hero At The Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

36508557 The Hippo at the End of the Hallby Helen Cooper

51808785._sx318_sy475_ His & Hers by Alice Feeney

40953926 Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

32491115 Hopatcong Vision Quest by Steve Lindahl

35844482 Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

51gxypniq2l The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

44778083 House of Earth and Blood, Crescent City, by Sarah J Maas

37825422 The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

38376046 The Huntress by Kate Quinn


I know who you are I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

30288282 The Immortalist by Chloe Benjamin

40909459 The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge

43798285 The Institute by Stephen King

18079776 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

38244358 In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

615qd7ete4l-_sy346_ Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

36671127 Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

22698568 The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

61eipzf7ihl-_sx328_bo1204203200_ The Invisible Library by Genevieve Gogman

50623864 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

35750305 The Iron Flower by Laurie Forest


31305496 Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye The Science Guy & Gregory Mone

36840376 The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge

38508383._sx318_ Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher


34499221 To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

25985242 The King of Crows by Libba Bray

36307634._sy475_ King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

33590260 Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

34213299._sy475_ The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

39855052 Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

30226723 King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

6837103 The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom


34128219 La Belle Sauvage (The Book Of Dust 1) by Philip Pullman

40400269 A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

33645809 Legendary by Stephanie Garber

34076952 The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

51n-k-bofol-_sx332_bo1204203200_ Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

24611765 The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

30312855 The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

36421607 The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs

32766747 The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

41961994 The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

32980740 The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

untitled-1 Lightfall by M.A. Phipps and Rebecca Joycox

42119231 The Light in the Lake by Sarah R. Baughman

25893693 Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

22477286 Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

18213783 Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

23278537 The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

30201327 The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

27213253 The Lost Girls by Heather Young

39816076 The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

33098837 The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

34688608 The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

40988979 Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly


7894370 Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

18774964 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

53642540._sy475_ The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon

29960675 Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

51ymndpubwl-_sx328_bo1204203200_ The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

25816933 Masterminds by Gordon Korman

38743586 Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

45868801 Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron

24157391 The Memory Wall by Lev AC Rosen

18350798 Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

32620349 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

32075663 Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson

EYx_EKCXYAEJ9aF The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

34460349 The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

28960100 A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray

32768520 Mirage by Somaiya Daud

33004208 The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

28588061 A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

27840858 The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

31690153 The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman

31226744 Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein

25387393 Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein

13538873 Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

29979164 The Muse by Jessie Burton

25446343 Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

43209402 My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi


186074 The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

36321739 The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

51wwrdz4ikl-_sx326_bo1204203200_ Neverwhere: The Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman

17345277 Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder”

43565384 The Night Country by Melissa Albert

43263680 Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

30831912 Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

22817331 Now I Rise by Kiersten White


40130093 Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

29923707 One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

36059512 Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

25753092 Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

32075662 Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

32283133 Origin by Dan Brown


29983711 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

25890355 Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

25667444 Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban

22098550 Pax by Sara Pennypacker

50202953._sy475_ Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

41860072._sy475_ The Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos

51HfRDyivJL._SY346_ The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

33629245 A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess

50271319._sy475_ Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

35068705 The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

29751398 The Power by Naomi Alderman

29774026 The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

52722079  The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

19086439 Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


26032912._sy475_The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

18712886 The Queen of Tearling by Erika Johansen


35677535 Rage by Cora Carmack

42249037._sy475_ Ravage the Dark by Tara Sims

30809786 A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

35564673._sy475_ Rebel Born by Amy A. Bartol

25776221 Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

42046112 Recursion by Blake Crouch

33257757 Red Rising by Pierce Brown

25895524 Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

34389079 Renegades by Marissa Meyer

29939048 Roar by Cora Carmack

22574575  Robots Rule!: The Junkyard Bot by C.J. Richards

10836728 The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

23308084 The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

30109999 The Roses of May by Dot Hutchison

36307674._sy475_ Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

34037113 The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman


36595887._sy475_ Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carols Hernandez

23299512 This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

13206760 Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

42248816Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

25774395 School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough

27210365 School of the Dead by Avi

11516221 The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

42396820 Scouts by Shannon Greenland

29868610 Scrappy Little Nobody  by Anna Kendrick

28954189 Scythe by Neal Shusterman

01tanafrench2-mobilemasterat3x-v4 The Searcher by Tana French

32972153 Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol

45043662._sy475_ The Secret Chapter by Genevieve Cogman

25488299 The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Meghan Shepherd

40700317._sy475_ The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

33282947 See You In The Cosmos by Jack Cheng

27284765 A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

18806245._sy475_ The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby

40651820._sy475_ The Shadow Wand by Laurie Forest

36874208 Shine! by J.J. and Chris Grabenstein

51bzcbhms2bl-_sx329_bo1204203200_ The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston

45044785 The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

31520883._sy475_ A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

53174067 Skyhunter by Marie Lu

25733990 Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

21535271 The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

36959639 Small Space by Katherine Arden

36047286 Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh

36595619 Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine

34275231  Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

40645658 Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

49629448 A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

28260402 The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

42201395 Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

44074800._sy475_ The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

26806765 Spectacle by Rachel Vincent

35330516 Spin the Golden Light Bulb by Jackie Yeager

28375641 Spindle by E.K. Johnston

30163661 Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

36896898 Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

25117605 Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

25203675 The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

43575115._sy475_ The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

515exaum1gl-_sx328_bo1204203200_ The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

25150366 Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

41473840 Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

25695756 Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley

28588459 Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King

61jura6wsfl-_sx377_bo1204203200_ The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems & Tony DiTerlizzi

22546584 Story Thieves by James Riley

28449207 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

42771754 Supernova by Marissa Meyer

26409580 The Swan Riders by Erin Bow

42504812._sy475_ Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine


43521657 The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

17234659 Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

33123849 Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

41940388 The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

42975172 The Testaments by Margret Atwood

40440 The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

35430013 A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman

17234658 A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

21524446 A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

23207027 Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

33555224 Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

37632682._sy475_ The Toll by Neal Shusterman

514S7BZ0V1L TombQuest: Book of the Dead by Michael Northrop

25558608 A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

31450852 Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

35555251 Traitor Born by Amy A. Bartol

29739361 Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

39884337 Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

21414439 Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

39352771._sy475_ Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

37486213 Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

30626391 Type X by M.A. Phipps


Ultraxenopia Front Ultraxenopia by M.A. Phipps -Cover Reveal

22544764 Uprooted by Naomi Novik


30971738 The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks

40173806 The Vanishing Season by Dot Hutchison

28220892 Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

26856502 Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

41957126._sy475_ Verity by Colleen Hoover

43272168 The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el

8269662 The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier


30134847 Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

27188596 War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

29385546 Warcross by Marie Lu

35657511 Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

20734002 The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

46039348._sy475_ What If a Fish by Anika Fajardo

28220826 When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

44901877 When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

51j5p18mJNL._SY346_ Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

22693182 Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

40000227._sy475_ The Whispers by Greg Howard

262545 The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig

34738741 Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

39508596 Wildcard by Marie Lu

34219841 The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

26030734 The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

43319620._sy475_ Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick

29939390 Windwitch by Susan Dennard

13206900 Winter by Marissa Meyer

35068563 Winter Glass by Lexa Hillyer

36621586 The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

1215032 The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

26026063 Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

34627205 Womb: a novel in utero by Eric D. GoodNan

51iiwylu-al-_sx327_bo1204203200_ The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

29775375 Word of Mouse by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

43822062 The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

18798983 The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh