I posted my very first reviews to my LiveJournal. Yeah. I did transfer them over here when I started this blog though, so that is what the links are for. A few of these reviews are featuring my daughter, who wanted to blog too and I called Bit (for Bibliophile in Training). She was six at the time. Y'all. She's in HIGH SCHOOL now.
I take the 2nd Friday of every month to highlight some upcoming releases I am looking forward to that I hope are Future Favorites. Feel free to do your own post, just please link back to my blog and tell me about your post in the comments.
A new Kate Milford book? I'm always ready for one of those!
Marzana and her best friend are bored. Even though they live in a notorious city where normal rules do not apply, nothing interesting ever happens to them. Nothing, that is, until Marzana’s parents are recruited to help solve an odd crime, and she realizes that this could be the excitement she’s been waiting for. She assembles a group of kid detectives with special skills—including the ghost of a ship captain’s daughter—and together, they explore hidden passageways, navigate architecture that changes overnight, and try to unravel the puzzle of who the kidnappers are—and where they’re hiding. But will they beat the deadline for a ransom that’s impossible to pay?
I'm always so happy to have another Sarah Prineas book to hand to students, and her latest novel Dragonfell is an excellent addition to her list books. (I am so impressed with how her MG books have incredibly different premises but are still very much her signature style.)
Rafi is different. He knows it, and everyone in his village knows it. His appearance is odd, he doesn't get cold, he can see far distances and at night, and he loves to spend his days up on the abandoned dragon lair near his village. (Their old dragon hoarded tea cups.) When mysterious strangers coming looking for a boy lighting looms on fire, Rafi finds himself an instant suspect. It doesn't help that he started a fire right where said strangers were standing. Amidst accusations of being "dragon touched" and insinuations that he is bad luck at best and criminally dangerous at worst, Rafi sets off on a journey to discover all he can about the dragons of his land and why they are disappearing. A…
I didn't get nearly as much read in March a I wanted as there was a lot of traveling where I was busy doing things. I didn't make a very big dent in my books-I-own-but-haven't-read stack. I did read quite a bit all things considered, and they were good.
A look at my February Reading in Numbers:
New Reads: 7