The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

My Opinion Ms Holmberg delivers this story with aplomb. Ceony was a well-crafted character as was Emery Thane.The magical aspect of the story was dealt with in a beautiful way. The descriptions of spell-casting were good.I really liked the idea of paper crafting.At a time when the genre is full of vampires and werewolves, the…

Madam, Will You Talk? – Mary Stewart

                                        My Review: Recently widowed, Charity is taking a quiet holiday or so she thinks. A boy befriends her and as she learns his pitiable story, she resolves to protect him from his evil father.But the…

Spinning Thorns – Anna Sheehan

                                                       Book Description Sleeping Beauty has woken.The world has been renewed.Everyone is living happily ever after . . .Almost.Sharp, blood-seeking thorns still surround the castle. A feud remains between…

The Grimm Legacy – Polly Shulman

Book Description:   Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library – a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That’s where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales; seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast…

Crown Duel and Court Duel – Sherwood Smith

BOOK DESCRIPTIONCrown Duel:A deathbed promise to their father sends a daring girl and her brother off to war. Filled with intrigue, romance, and magic, this spellbinding novel is a dramatic coming-of-age story about a girl who rises from impoverished beginnings to take command of her own fate.“Smith tells a fast-moving tale of adventure, intrigue, and…

The Emerald Atlas

The Emerald Atlas Book Description: Called “A new Narnia for the tween set” by the New York Timesand perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials series, The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma’s extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world.These three siblings have been in one orphanage after another…