Genre: Middle Grade

ARC Book Review: Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

ARC Book Review: Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

Book Reviews | May 1, 2016

Ever since I met Claire Legrand in 2014, I’ve been meaning to read her books. I know, I’ve been terrible about getting around to it, but the premise of Some Kind of Happiness was so unique that I decided I had to take the plunge right away. And I’m glad I did, because this book sure is special. […]

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ARC Book Review: The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz

ARC Book Review: The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz

Book Reviews | August 13, 2015

When I read Hook’s Revenge last year, I had practically no expectations and got one of my favorite books of 2014. So to say that I was excited for the sequel would be a bit of an understatement. The Pirate Code is a brilliant follow-up to Hook’s Revenge, cementing this as one of my favorite middle grade series […]

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ARC Book Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

ARC Book Review: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

Book Reviews | February 5, 2015

Show me a book with an absolutely stunning cover and tell me it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and that book will go to the TOP of my wishlist. Such was the case with Beastkeeper. This middle grade fairy tale retelling is an absolute delight from start to finish. What struck me about Beastkeeper right away was […]

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ARC Book Review: Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

ARC Book Review: Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

Book Reviews | September 15, 2014

M.A. Larson’s debut novel, Pennyroyal Academy, is a charming middle grade story (with some crossover appeal to young adult readers) that is sure to delight readers with its fairy tale lore, magic, and mystery. At the end of the day, this short little story just left me wanting… a bit more. I will say that I was instantly […]

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ARC Book Review: Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

ARC Book Review: Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

Book Reviews | September 5, 2014

I don’t even think I can recall the last time that I’ve been so utterly freaking delighted about a book – that I loved every minute of it and happily put it on my “everything-i-wanted” shelf on Goodreads. Hook’s Revenge, Heidi Schulz’s amazing middle grade debut, completely swept me off my feet. I’m head over heels for a […]

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Book Review: The Swift Boys & Me by Kody Keplinger

Book Review: The Swift Boys & Me by Kody Keplinger

Book Reviews | August 31, 2014

If you know me, you’ll know that one author I will always shout about, no matter what, is Kody Keplinger. Her young adult novels just have a way of being really emotional for me, and her refreshing voice perfectly conveys messages that I find to be extremely important to teenagers. Each of her books has really touched my […]

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Book Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Book Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Book Reviews | January 9, 2014

I’ve loved the movie version of Howl’s Moving Castle since I first saw it years ago, so I was really happy when Daph suggested this as a book club pick. It’s one of those books that I was meaning to read sometime, but I needed to be reminded and given that extra push, since it is a pretty […]

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