Best Sellers to Blockbusters: The Woman in White

When it was first published (in serial installments between November of 1859 and August of 1860) The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins was considered a bit sensationalist. It was also one of the first detective novels. The book is different accounts of a crime of mistaken identity and fraud. Letters and journal entries and interviews are […]

The Ninja Librarians: A Sword in the Stacks by Jen Swann Downey

In this sequel to The Accidental Keyhand, Dorrie and her brother Marcus return to Petrarch’s Lybrary to begin their training as apprentices. But not all is well at the Lybrary. The Foundantion is threatening to undue several missions, including a crux mission. Meanwhile, Dorrie and Ebba go on their first mission to help some suffragists […]

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

In the conclusion to the Infernal Devices, Tessa is kidnapped by Mortmain who plans to use her to destroy the Shadowhunters. An attack on the Institute leaves Jems’s life hanging on the balance. Will sets off on a mad dash rescue attempt to save the woman both he and Jem love. Gideon and Gabriel deal […]

Clockword Prince by Cassandra Clare

After the events of Clockwork Angel, the Clave has been shaken. When Charlotte’s running the Institute is challenged by Benidict Lightwood, Consul Wayland charges Charlotte with finding Mortmain within the next fortnight. An seemingly impossible task. During the investigation, Will, Jem, and Tessa visit the Aloysius Starkweather at the York Institute and make a startling […]

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Tessa Gray arrives in England after her aunt’s death to live with her brother. She’s met at the docks by the Dark Sisters, who claim her brother sent them. In reality, the kidnap her and force her to access a dark power she didn’t know she had. When a young Shadowhunter shows up and rescues […]

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

In the final Charlotte Holmes book, Charlotte and Jamie are spending the summer before college in Oxford’s pre college program. The intend to spend time together getting to know one another without emanate danger breathing down their necks. But when a professor asks them to look into some mysterious happenings from last summer’s dramatics program, […]

The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

In the third installment in the Charlotte Holmes series, Jamie has gone back to Sherringford and settled into a routine. Classes, Rugby, applying for King’s College London, and a girlfriend. He hasn’t seen Holmes in a year, since that fateful day on lawn of her family’s estate. Charlotte is in the wind, alone for the […]