Kwame Mbalia: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong #1) by Kwame Mbalia (middle grade fantasy) This is a very enjoyable book. It's a Middle Grade book, but one that the whole family can enjoy. I was particularly interested in the different legends used here: I knew a few of them (John Henry, Brer... Continue Reading →

Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman (fantasy) I first tried listening to the Audible version, and couldn't get past the narrator. So instead I read the book for myself, and I have to say that my memory of the narrator for the audiobook probably fits the main character perfectly. Because while... Continue Reading →

Erin Morgenstern: The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (fantasy) I really enjoyed this book. I can see many reasons why it is not a book for everyone — it's hard to connect with some of the characters (while I did connect with the book's main character, the side character I connected with the most didn't show up... Continue Reading →

Seanan McGuire: Come Tumbling Down

Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire (fantasy) This fifth installment of the Wayward Children series is back to "present-day" — the books have been jumping from an unspecified "now" to flashbacks as we see how various of the wayward children found their doors. In this one, we get to reunite with many... Continue Reading →

Edith Pattou: East

East (East #1) by Edith Pattou (YA fantasy, fairy tale retelling) I enjoyed this book, though the narrative style is not a favorite of mine. Between the several narrators and the telling instead of showing, I had a hard time connecting to the characters as much as I wanted to. I also felt like the... Continue Reading →

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