Book Review: Seven Wild Sisters by Charles De Lint

What this book is about:  Sarah Jane Dillard gets more than she expects when she begins helping Aunt Lillian at her isolated homestead just up the road. Not only her, but her six sisters experience a world they didn't know existed when Sarah Jane accidentally finds herself between a squabble in the world of the … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Wild Sisters by Charles De Lint

Book Review: Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

What this book is about:  This twist on Sleeping Beauty gives the story a dark, yet beautiful, edge. On Becca's last visit to her dying Gemma (grandma) is tasked with finding Gemma's castle. Always a fan of Gemma's telling of Sleeping Beauty, Becca channels her grief into trying to uncover the mystery of her grandmother's … Continue reading Book Review: Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

Book Review: Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

What this book is about:  Cimorene is a princess bored with the princess life. As the youngest daughter, she has little patience for embroidery and other princess lessons. When she is informed that she must marry a boring prince, she instead runs away and becomes the princess of a dragon. As princes come to rescue … Continue reading Book Review: Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Book Review: Forever by Pete Hamill

What this book is about:  This rich fantasy follows Cormac O'Connor as his life takes him from Ireland to New York City in 1740... and right through until today. He is granted immortality, but only under the condition that he never leaves the island of Manhattan. What I liked:  I loved the slow build up … Continue reading Book Review: Forever by Pete Hamill

Book Review: More for Mom by Kristin Funston

What this book is about:  This rather light-hearted and fun nonfiction explores the ways in which moms in particular can step above the mess of everyday and live out her faith in Jesus. The tagline of the book is "Living Your Whole and Holy Life" and Funston doesn't mince words inside, which is beautifully balanced … Continue reading Book Review: More for Mom by Kristin Funston

Book Review: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

What the book is about:  T&S follows Arram, Varice, and Ozorne, all student mages, through their studies, forging a nearly unbreakable friendship as they deal with forces outside the school in forms of plagues, politics, and run-ins with various animal gods. What I liked:  I'm a huge fan of Tamora Pierce and this thick book … Continue reading Book Review: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Book Review: Now Playing Stoner and Spaz II by Ron Koertge

What this book is about:  Stoner and Spaz II is the story of Ben (the Spaz) and Colleen (the Stoner) after, what I presume, are events that happened in Stoner and Spaz, which I haven't read. Ben has Cerebral Palsy and an eye for the cinematic due to the obscene number of hours he's spent … Continue reading Book Review: Now Playing Stoner and Spaz II by Ron Koertge

Book Review: The Nobody by Sarah Fader

What this book is about:  This children's book is about a creature named Nobody and his journey to become a somebody. What I liked:  The illustrations are cute and the story has a good message - it just takes one person to go from feeling like a Nobody to feeling like a Somebody. What I … Continue reading Book Review: The Nobody by Sarah Fader

Book Review: Mended by Blythe Daniel and Helen McIntosh – Available 4/9/19

What this book is about:  This nonfiction, Christian living book focuses narrowly on mending broken relationships between mothers and daughters. Throughout 11 chapters, they illuminate various places that a relational breakdown could occur and then offer practical steps to begin the process of restoration. Every chapter holds a personal story from either Blythe or Helen … Continue reading Book Review: Mended by Blythe Daniel and Helen McIntosh – Available 4/9/19

Book Review: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

What the book is about:  Amy and Matthew are average high school students. Except Amy has cerebral palsy. And Matthew is paid to hang out with her once every four days at school. Amy has always been around adults and no one tells her the truth. Matthew has always been a loner, but honesty in … Continue reading Book Review: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern