Book Review: The Starlight Watchmaker by Lauren James

I absolutely love Lauren James’s The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, so I was naturally thrilled to pick up a copy of her latest book, The Starlight Watchmaker. A novella from Barrington Stoke, a publisher that focuses on readable books for dyslexic and reluctant young readers, I couldn’t wait to get my paws on this little book. I did enjoy it, but I found that I couldn’t quite turn off my detail-obsessed adult sci-fi brain!

Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

I’ve been curious about Victoria Schwab’s new middle grade tale because it's such a departure from her adult fantasy novels.  As you all may know, I’m not a huge fan of her adult books but really like her as a person. City of Ghosts sounded promising because it contains so many things I love -- ghosts, Edinburgh, and cats.  I dove in a little skeptical, but ended up really enjoying this little tale.

Book Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

I have been hearing great things about Roshani Chokshi’s writing for years -- she’s the author of the Star Touched Queen novels and tends to incorporate a great deal of Indian mythology and folklore into her books.  I’ve been really interested in reading some books that feature Indian mythology, so when the Indian Literature Readathon was announced for July I knew this book was an obvious choice. I don’t typically read a lot of middle grade fiction, however Aru Shah and the End of Time was a fantastically funny and heartfelt read for all ages.