Book Review of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.

Funke's story is about the power and  magic of books. They bring great joy to a family, Mo, Teresa, and Meggie,  and yet they also bring great calamities. When Mo, also called Silvertongue, reads he accidentally transports fictional characters and objects to his own world. Conversely, Mo also inadvertently draws people or things into the … Continue reading Book Review of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

This epic story that  reads like a fairytale at times is the story of a Boyar, Pyotr, his sons, Sasha and Kolya and his strange daughter Vasilia. Before his wife died, she told him that Vasilia would be most like her mother who had the "gift." Vasilia was born with  the ability to see the creatures … Continue reading Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Shadow and Bone Readalikes

If you are enjoying Netflix's adaptation of Shadow and Bone, you may enjoy these other fantasy series: Aveyard, Victoria. Red Queen. (Red Queen series) Cashore, Kristin. Graceling. (Graceling Realm series). Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina. (Seraphina series) LaFevers, R. L. Grave Mercy. (His Fair Assassin series). Maas, Sarah J. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court … Continue reading Shadow and Bone Readalikes

Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.

The premise of Every Heart a Doorway is that the universe extends an invitation to certain children: a door to a new world. This new world, whether it be called Confection, or Prism, or Halls of the Dead is a magical place where the individual feels completely at home. Some of these children are never seen again. … Continue reading Book Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.

Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Bi-racial January has always felt out-of-place and ignored by her beloved father, Julian, who is a field agent for Mr. Locke, head of the New England Archaeological Society. Julian travels the world looking for rare objects for his benefactor and boss yet he rarely spend time with his daughter. Lacking a father's love and support, … Continue reading Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow