Genre: Middle Grade

The Pumpkin War Review

The Pumpkin War Review

The Pumpkin War (due out on May 21, 2019) is a story of friendship and family, of getting back to the earth and enjoying the small things in life – and all this in a beautiful setting, with writing that seems just perfect for a middle grade audience! I was quite impressed. Usually books that […]

Posted April 18, 2019 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Last of the Name Review

Last of the Name Review

“Always remember who ye are,” Granny says. “Descended of the great bards of old. Honord by princes near and far they were. Sought out for music and for counsel. Keepers of history. Writers of songs.” I was excited to read Last of the Name, being of partial descent from Irish immigrants myself. It’s not a […]

Posted March 28, 2019 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 1 Comment
Review of Cogheart

Review of Cogheart

Cogheart is a tale with many moving pieces, not unlike the steam-punk mechanicals that Lily’s father builds. Unfortunately I think it’s a bit flat, as I never felt very attached to the characters. Also, for a middle grade novel, there is an awful lot of proverbializing and “lessons learned” sort of speeches, which I found […]

Posted February 7, 2019 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
A Monster Like Me

A Monster Like Me

Sophie thinks she’s a monster. She thinks a lot of people around her are monsters too, and she carries her Big Book of Monsters around almost everywhere she goes so that she can identify them and protect herself and her mom from them. The big birthmark – a hermangioma – that covers one side of […]

Posted February 5, 2019 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Review of The Once and Future Geek (The Camelot Code #1)

Review of The Once and Future Geek (The Camelot Code #1)

The Once and Future Geek is a fun, fast frolic through time and space as the young protagonists try to keep history’s course steady. While the target audience is middle grade, and the writing and plot make that clear, even as an adult I enjoyed the story – especially since I’ve been a gamer (in […]

Posted November 20, 2018 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Forget Me Not Review

Forget Me Not Review

I ran across this book by reading Mishma’s author interview over on her blog, Chasing Faerytales. It’s amazing, PLEASE GO READ. I’ve been participating in the Diverse Reads 2017 challenge, hosted by Mishma and Shelley, and while I had already chosen my March book (still waiting on it to arrive), after I read the preview […]

Posted March 18, 2017 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 4 Comments
Review of The Graveyard Book

Review of The Graveyard Book

Another one for my Newbery Award Reading Challenge! Somehow, I had never read anything by Neil Gaiman. The closest I had come until last week was seeing the movie Stardust. Which was…different. This is what sticks out most in my memory from that movie because for whatever reason it struck me as absolutely freaking hilarious: […]

Posted March 14, 2017 by Lizzy in Book Reviews / 6 Comments