When I was little, I constantly asked my parents to buy me more books. I think it was the only thing I ever asked for. My favorite book series back then was something similar to Nancy Drew – crime, mystery solving stories within a large collection of adventures.
When I picked this book up from NetGalley, I didn’t even realize that it was going to have that same adventurous vibe that I used to love in children books.
Continue reading “Twain’s Treasure: The Phantom Files, Book 1 by William B. Wolfe | A promising beginning to a new Children’s Fiction collection!”
Have you ever thought that a middle-grade novel could have the perfect plot of a dystopian world? Neither did I! And I was pleasantly surprised by the world created by B.A. Williamson in this book. If someone decides to make a movie based on this story, I will be the first buying cinema tickets! Continue reading “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray by B.A. Williamson | A perfect dystopian tale for a middle-grade audience (and not only!)”
No matter how inviting magical worlds might be, one should never go unprepared and under-informed into the unknown. Especially when the unknown is a large world filled to the brim with mischief, treachery and magical secrets.
But DO NOT FEAR!
It is my job and duty to prepare curious boys and girls like you to the uncontrollable magic of Furthermore, as it is a far more dangerous place than you might let yourself to believe. Continue reading “Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi | 20 Things you should know before venturing into Furthermore”
Happy Monday! Let’s start this week with something a little bit different and take a look at the new children’s fiction. I requested a few graphic novels from NetGalley, because frankly I was interested to see what kind of books kids read nowadays, and decided to combine all three reviews in one post. Continue reading “Children’s Graphic Novels | How did children’s books get so sinister?”
What is depression, and how can you explain to your child that her mother is suffering from an illness that even adults sometimes don’t understand?
Natalie is struggling to understand. What happened to her mother that triggered these dark days? Why doesn’t she try better for her, Natalie, to push the darkness away?
Tae Keller’s witty and emotional writing, mixed with a heavy subject, resulted in a perfect book for any ages. Continue reading “The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller | The most heart-touching middle grade novel!”
I’ve been eyeing this book for a very long time, especially because of this gorgeous cover, but also because one of the main “characters” of the book was a FOX! And animals in books or movies are my utter weakness.
This book was my cover-pick for one of the Booktube-a-Thon 2017 challenges and I devoured it in one day, crying and sobbing throughout the whole narrative. Continue reading “Pax by Sara Pennypacker | An emotional story about the boy and his fox that broke my heart!”
Earlier this year I read and reviewed the first book in The Shadow Gate Chronicles – «The Last Shadow Gate» by Michael W. Garza and it was a very whimsical experience. Make sure to check my review on the first book before reading this one!
Thank you YA Bound Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to continue reading this series and to provide my opinion on Naomi’s and Gavin’s adventures. Continue reading “A Veil of Shadows by Michael W. Garza | A great continuation to Naomi’s and Gavin’s adventures! + GIVEAWAY”
There is probably not a single person out there who read and didn’t like «Harry Potter». J.K. Rowling created one of the most innovative fantasy stories of her time. When it was first released, I was only 6 years old and it was much later, when the story was finally translated to Russian and I was of age to read it that I picked it up.
Everyone talked about it, everyone watched the movies and waited years for the conclusion of this epic adventure. Continue reading “Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume | Incredible writing, unfortunately, was not enough”
This was the first middle grade novel that I’ve read in years! I was longing for something magical and light, therefore middle grade seemed like a good choice. (Nothing is quite as good as Harry Potter though). And honestly, I had so much fun reading this! It was one of those “right place, right time” books, and should I add “right mood”?
I think there is a wide variety of very good middle grade books that are definitely worth picking up and if you are looking for something magical, very light and at some points extremely weird, this might be the book for you! Continue reading “The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places by Pete Begler | How much weirdness is enough?”
It is finally time for a blog tour (Who doesn’t love blog tours?!) of «The Last Shadow Gate: Book 1» by Michael W. Garza and here is what I have for you today! Continue reading “The Last Shadow Gate (Book 1) by Michael W. Garza | Did this middle-grade novel live to my expectations? + GIVEAWAY”