Sun and Moon by Desiree Williams is a good, summer romantic fantasy appropriate for middle grade and young adult readers. It’s short, easy to digest, and has an assured happy ending, like a bag of popcorn at the movie theater.… Read the rest
Once a Princess by Sherwood Smith is an epic adventure fantasy with magic and swords, pirates and princesses, and a conniving villain. It is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Many people on Goodreads dinged this books as a cliff-hanger, but that is not the author’s fault.… Read the rest
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is categorized as a Young Adult fantasy by its publisher. However, it should be classified as New Adult based on the age of its protagonist (19), sexual content, and graphic violence. … Read the rest
The Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede is a Young Adult fantasy suitable for sixth grade and up. This engaging story is set in a re-imagined wild west.
Eff is the older twin sister of Lan, the superpowerful seventh son of a seventh son in a family of magicians.… Read the rest
It’s Complicated by Laura L. Smith is the first book in the Status Updates series, suitable for ages sixteen and up.
The series follows the stories of Claire, Hannah, Palmer, and Kat, college roommates, as they go through their freshman year.… Read the rest
May B., by Caroline Rose Starr, is an inspiring Middle Grade story about twelve-year-old Mavis Elizabeth Betts, a girl with dyslexia who dreams of being a teacher someday.
Written entirely in verse, the 240-page book is a quick and engrossing read.… Read the rest
Jupiter Winds by C. J. Darlington is a Young Adult book that is suited to grades 6 and up. The story is a mixture of science fiction and dystopian.
Grey and her younger sister, Rin, are surviving in the absence of their parents in a very hostile location on Earth.… Read the rest