A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

Kell is the adopted son of the King and Queen of the Maresh Empire, and his world’s Antari, a blood magician cable of traveling between worlds. To make his trips between the worlds more exciting, he smuggles items back and forth.┬áDelilah “Lila” Bard is a thief from London in 1819. When Kell is tricked into […]

The Hidden Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag

After helping to save his cousins, Aster is receiving witchery training from his grandmother. Meanwhile, Charlie befriends a new girl, Arielle, at school. But when Arielle gets jealous of Aster, strange things start to happen to Charlie. Can Aster and his grandmother help figure out why before it’s too late? The cast of characters expands […]

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

  Saturday Edition! This Thursday’s Review was for such a short book, and today’s is by the same author, so I thought I’d do them in the same week. Plus, I’ve read so many books so far this year I’m running out of Thursdays! In this delightful Middle Grade Graphic Novel, young blacksmith Greta saves […]

Real Friends by Shannon Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham

This autobiographical graphic novel tells the tale of young Shannon trying to make and keep friends in the early 1980s. Set between 1979-1985 the story follows Shannon from Kindergarten when she meets her first friend, Adriene, through fifth grade. Their relationship has it’s ups and downs, and in the third grade, they become part of […]

Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray

Set approximately eight years before The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent on a mission to the planet Pijal to settle a political dispute before a new treaty is signed. Pijal’s regent is the Jedi Rael Averross, Dooku’s apprentice before Qui-Gon, sent there to act as an impartial regent for […]