Trapeze

TRAPEZE Written by Leigh Ansell Published by Wattled Books, September 10, 2019 My star rating – 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Corey Ryder can’t remember a time when she wasn’t gliding through the air of Cirque Mystique’s big top. As a trapeze artist in a traveling circus, Corey wakes up every day in a different…

The Tenth Girl

THE TENTH GIRL Written by Sara Faring Published by Imprint, September 24th, 2019 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the…

The Grace Year

THE GRACE YEAR Written by Kim Liggett Published by Wednesday Books, October 8th, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad…

Kingdom of Souls

KINGDOM OF SOULS (Kingdom of Souls #1) Written by Rena Barron Published by Harper Voyager, September 3, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother…

The Girl The Sea Gave Back

THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK (Sky In The Deep #2) Written by Adrienne Young Published by Wednesday Books, September 3, 2019 My star rating: 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her…

The Kingdom

THE KINGDOM Written by Jess Rothenberg Published by Henry Holt and Co, May 28, 2019 My star rating 3.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species–formerly extinct–roam free. Ana is one…

Pan’s Labyrinth

PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Labyrinth of the Faun Written by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke Published by Katherine Tegen Books, July 2, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s…

Dev1at3

DEV1AT3 (Lifel1k3 #2) Written by Jay Kristoff Published by Knopf books for young readers, June 25, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Lemon Fresh has seen better days. After the climactic battle in Babel, she finds herself separated from Ezekiel and Cricket in the wastelands. Lemon’s abilities to manipulate electricity mark her…

When The Ground Is Hard

WHEN THE GROUND IS HARD Written by Malla Nunn Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, June 4, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Adele Joubert loves being one of the popular girls at Keziah Christian Academy. She knows the upcoming semester at school is going to be great with her…