Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume | Incredible writing, unfortunately, was not enough

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”

The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places by Pete Begler | How much weirdness is 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?”

The Last Shadow Gate (Book 1) by Michael W. Garza | Did this middle-grade novel live to my expectations? + GIVEAWAY

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”