Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

Phoenix Rising was fun, but not quite good enough to hold my attention the whole time – like I found myself at the gym watching the captions on HGTV instead of listening to the story. I think it’s a problem with the attitude of the book. It’s steampunk. Books is …

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Isn’t that cover great? I don’t read many middle school books, but I have to thank whoever wrote the review that made me put Serafina and the Black Cloak on my to-read list. I really enjoyed it. Serafina herself is a charming twelve-year old. She has an odd life, hiding …

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

The world in City of Stairs is awesome! Deities used to be involved in a close, daily basis with their followers, building and changing the world, allowing one country to rule. The gods have been killed or have disappeared, their people now at the mercy of others, the city itself …