A Few More June Book Reviews

Was I looking for a YA mythological tale set in an alternate version of Portland, Oregon? No, but I found one I read this on my couch in June 2020 when every day brought new protests and revelations in the Black Lives Matter movement. I didn’t choose this book specifically for these times, but as…

Majesty: American Royals #2

In many ways, this was a perfect book two. I hope that this is just the middle of a trilogy, as there were a few storylines that were left unresolved by the end. I loved the first book and re-read the entire book before I went straight into this E-ARC (thank you, Net Galley, and…

More May/June Quick Reviews

A little bit Matilda, a little bit Secret Garden, I’m a fan of magical kids finding and using their powers! A four word description-Secret Garden only better. At the beginning of the Summer sensible Piper is very sure that there is nothing magical about any place or person she knows. She lives with her Dad,…

New And Upcoming Releases

First some business: I barely wrote any reviews in April. I am sorry about that as I know people are reading more than ever these weird long days… I’m sort of back on Amazon as an affiliate (said in a way that you can be sorta sober) If I get three sales in 90 days…

The Heirloom Garden

In her inimitable style, Viola Shipman explores the unlikely relationship between two very different women brought together by the pain of war, but bonded by hope, purposeā€¦and flowers. Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind…

Gotham High

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took–even destroy the ones they love–to satisfy their own motives. After being…