Review: Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

From HarperTeen: Queen Song Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead … Continue reading

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

From HarperTeen: Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and … Continue reading

Review: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Review: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

From Doubleday Canada: When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He’s determined to protect and defend her—to play Batman to her Robyn—whatever the cost. But when you’re fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents … Continue reading

Review: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Review: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

From Random House: For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, … Continue reading

Review: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Review: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

From HarperTeen: Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise. First Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And … Continue reading

Review: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

Review: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

From Tundra Books: Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are “just the right size—fitting into a single, magical day.” She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favourite mode of travel is par avion. On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing: Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, … Continue reading

Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

From Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster: Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. Christopher Rowe, apprentice to Master Apothecary Benedict Blackthorn, is learning all his master’s secrets—like how to decipher complex … Continue reading