The Oldest Trick by Steve Brezenoff

The Oldest Trick is part of Brezenoff’s Library of Doom graphic novel series. Each installment can be read as a standalone. In this installment, illustrated by Patricio Clarey, Dace and his family enter an antique shop looking for a dresser. Each installment has one line–life lesson, if you will–that sticks with the reader long after … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Legion of the Lost by Darren Shan

Archibald Lox and the Legion of the Lost concludes Darren Shan’s newest series, and what a ride it was. Finding himself in the most peculiar and deadly of situations, Archie and his friends must use every ounce of cunning and strategy they can muster if they are to survive. Overall, this was a fantastic series … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Pick of Loxes by Darren Shan

Oh, Archie, Archie, Archie… the predicament you are in. Shan’s choice to end Book 7 of the Archibald Lox series where he did guaranteed Archibald Lox and the Pick of Loxes began with a bang. A snarl, to be more precise. The return of the hell jackals forces Archie to make a split-second decision that … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Sinkhole to Hell by Darren Shan

Archibald Lox and the Sinkhole to Hell is Book 7 of 9 in Darren Shan’s latest series and releases on May 31, 2022. ARC provided by author. As this book begins the last three installments in the series, I will try to remain spoiler-free. If you have not read any of Shan’s latest series, I … Read more

Witches of Brooklyn: What the Hex by Sophie Escabasse

What the Hex is Book 2 of the Witches of Brooklyn graphic novel series by Sophie Escabasse. Effie is a young witch who is learning her trade. She lives with her two aunts, Selimene and Carlota, in Brooklyn. We join Effie on a very stressful day–she’s meeting the rest of the family. Who knew witches … Read more

Teddy Roosevelt Was a Moose? by Dan Gutman

I must confess that Teddy Roosevelt is not one of my favorite presidents, but I love Dan Gutman’s writing, and the cover drew me in. And… I’m glad I read it. This is a fantastic book for curious children (or kids working on research papers who don’t like traditional nonfiction books). The story opens with … Read more

A House Divided: The Lost Daughter by Haiko Hörnig

The Lost Daughter is the final book in the A House Divided graphic novel series by Haiko Hörnig, and it does not disappoint. Spoiler-free review: Henrietta inherited a massive tower home once owned by a wizard. The local townspeople feared and hated the wizard and everything about the house… until Henrietta arrived. She has a … Read more

No Place For Monsters: School of Phantoms by Kory Merritt

I absolutely loved Book 1 of No Place For Monsters, and Merritt really outdid himself on Book 2. We join Levi and Kat in early March, and life has returned to normal at least until snowmen start popping up all over town. In this installment, we get to see more family dimensions as the kids … Read more