book review, children’s fiction, childrens, fantasy, Middle Grade

The Green Ember by S.D Smith

After their home is raided by wolf soldiers, young rabbit siblings, Heather and Pickett, find shelter in a mountain enclave of rabbits. There they learn more about their world, and the surprising part their family has played in the history of their kind. An epic fantasy in the tradition of Tolkien, except all the characters… Continue reading The Green Ember by S.D Smith

book review, children’s fiction, childrens, fantasy, Middle Grade

Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna

Twelve year old Kiki Kallira has anxiety, and the only things that helps silence the voice of doom inside her is to draw. Kiki’s drawings are extensive and delightful, inspired by the stories from her family’s Indian heritage. There’s a group of orphans called The Crows, one of her ancestors that broke the mold, and… Continue reading Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna

book review, children’s fiction, Middle Grade

The Hideaway by Pam Smy

The story of Billy McKenna, a 13 year old boy who runs away from his troubled home, The Hideaway shows both Billy’s attempt to escape and his mother’s search for her missing son. Fully illustrated by the author, this is a beautiful, moving, extremely emotional book that realistically portrays the nightmare of domestic abuse and… Continue reading The Hideaway by Pam Smy

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Blackberry Book Tour: Revenge of Queen Rose by Valinora Troy

About the book “Supposing for a moment that by sheer luck you stumbled on to one of the three gates of the city, you would not be able to open it. Even if you found out the password for one, you would still have to escape from Fang.” “Who’s Fang?” Though Alan had a sinking… Continue reading Blackberry Book Tour: Revenge of Queen Rose by Valinora Troy

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Buddy Read & Rant #8: Dark Waters

Jonny: I'm Jonny, overworked grad student, author, and lover of all things macabre. You can check out some of my spooky stories here. Iseult: Hi, I’m Iseult, indie author, book blogger, and cryptozoological oddity from Ireland's ancient east. Click here to buy my books. This buddy read and rant is for Dark Waters (Small Spaces… Continue reading Buddy Read & Rant #8: Dark Waters