Archibald Lox and the Forgotten Crypt by Darren Shan

I devoured this book in a day and can’t wait to see what happens in this next set of books. We join Archie one year after returning to the Born (London) after helping Inez get Princess Ghita to the vote of alignment on time. He’s struggling emotionally, constantly torn between wanting to return to the … Read more

The Archer by Paulo Coelho

I finished reading The Archer a few days ago and hoped the right words would eventually come to mind, but they haven’t. I’m still in awe of the simplicity and depth of this short work. Originally published in 2003 as The Way of the Bow, it was retitled and republished in 2020. The Archer tells … Read more

Event Zero Origin by LARS

Event Zero Origin: The Last Watcher by LARS is a fantasy tale that opens with Ramdhelior, a Nulian, traveling to the city near his cave home for supplies. What he finds is much more than the finest spice blend… he finds himself guardian of a seemingly human infant named Bliss. After the town is ravaged, … Read more

Tacky Goblin by T. Sean Steele

Tacky Goblin by T. Sean Steele is one of those quick, quirky reads that leaves you asking, “What the **** did I just read?” The book begins with our main character preparing to leave for Los Angeles to move in with his sister, Kim. He is laying on his bed talking to the mold mouth … Read more

The Boy, The Bird and The Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods

Oh my, where to start with this amazing story? Woods throws the reader immediately into a coastal town, Allora, where the fish jump right out of the sea, which is struck by the plague. As people drop like flies, the coffin maker sees to their needs until so many people begin dying at once, they … Read more

Mr. Bambuckle: Rule the School by Tim Harris

I have to get this out of the way: WHY END THERE!?! Who do you get when you mix Magic School Bus’s Miss Frizzle, Wayside School’s Mrs. Jewls, and a touch of Doctor Who? Mr. Bambuckle is who! The 6th grade class in 12B (because what school has a 13th classroom) are disconnected from themselves … Read more

Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith

Smith hit a home run with this one! Mr. Penguin, a penguin from the South now living in the Northern city of Cityville, loved reading adventure stories and one day decided to invest everything he had in becoming an adventurer. He had the office, the hat, the faithful partner, but the only thing he didn’t … Read more

Archibald Lox and the Bridge Between Worlds by Darren Shan

We join Archie one morning as he decides to skip school. It’s something he’s done often since the death of his brother a few months earlier. No one in Archie’s family is handling the change well and he feels ignored and alone. While walking a bridge in London, he spots a girl around his age … Read more