The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colder

Publication date: released Age group: 8 and up I love Fairy Tales, which is exactly why I was excited to start reading this little nugget. Synopsis: Alex and Conner Baily’s world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern-day world with the enchanting realm of classic Fair Tales. “The Land of Stories” tells a tale of twins, Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they com face-to-face with Fairy Tale characters … Continue reading The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colder

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

What do you read when Christmas is drawing near? A Christmas book, right? Well, I didn’t. I read Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu. Synopsis: Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turned against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the … Continue reading Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings

What if there was more to books? What if they were alive? What if they flew off of shelves and killed librarians? Alex is a young librarian seeking a chance to prove that he is a librarian, not some swordsman like the rest of his family. After his former mentor is found dead, Alex is almost choked to death by a book! That’s right, a simple everyday book except this everyday book has a symbol burnt into it’s cover. With his former master now dead Alex is forced to leave Duchess Purslane’s royal library. However, Kenneret queen of Aethel gives … Continue reading The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings

Willa of the Wood

  When I heard that Robert Beatty was writing this book, I was thrilled beyond imagine, and as soon as it arrived, I dived right into it. I loved Mr. Beatty’s Serafina and the Black Cloak series, I was certain his Willa of the Wood would not disappoint me. And you know what? I wasn’t wrong! Willa of the Wood held so much more than I expected. Robert Beatty took me on auch another an incredible journey. Willa of the Wood starts out in the middle of the night with little Willa stealing from a day dweller’s–a human’s–home. After making … Continue reading Willa of the Wood