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A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

★★★★ “I'm not going to die," she said. "Not till I've seen it." "Seen what?" Her smile widened. "Everything.” Kell - one of the last Antari - is playing a dangerous game. Being an Antari, he travels between worlds.  He knows of four worlds and all four of them have one, conveniently overlapping city: London. Grey London -… Continue reading A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

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Skunk and Badger – Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen

★★★★ Badger didn't normally shut the door on animals that knocked. But there was too much slick in this one's stripe... Badger lives in a little brownstone home thanks to the generosity of Aunt Lula, a pine martin. All Badger wants is to be left alone to do his Important Rock Work but then...Aunt Lula invites a roommate to… Continue reading Skunk and Badger – Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen

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Zombie Walkabout – Phillip Murrel

★★★★ ½ This book is dedicated to Patient Zero apocalypse. Your sacrifice will lead to these adventures. The Zombie Apocalypse has come...and gone. But the fun is here to stay. While there's no denying that Australia was among the worst-hit continents, they are pulling themselves up by their bootstraps and are making the best of a bad situation.… Continue reading Zombie Walkabout – Phillip Murrel

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I Was Told It Would Get Easier – Abbi Waxman

★★★★ “Beauty always fades, but it lasts so much longer if you lay a thick layer of intelligence and integrity underneath it.” Jessica is a one-woman powerhouse. Lawyer and mother, she's thought she's seen it all...but nothing and I mean nothing could have prepared her for this. Not the courtrooms, nor the late nights could have… Continue reading I Was Told It Would Get Easier – Abbi Waxman

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Starry Eyes – Jenn Bennett

★★“What's that?""French press.""For coffee? Real coffee? Not instant?""We're camping, Zorie, not living in a dystopian nightmare.” Zorie reluctantly goes "glamping" with a couple of her friends. It's kind of eye-rolling to her but it's the summer and her mom pretty much made her do it. But when she gets to the glamp grounds, Zorrie realizes (to her… Continue reading Starry Eyes – Jenn Bennett

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The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids 2 – Carole P. Roman

What are a plumber's favorite shoes?Clogs. The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids was chock full of hilarious jokes, silly stats and cool facts - and it swept the literary world by storm. It truly was an amazing Amazon success story. Annnd now Carole is back and at it again - releasing her Big Book of… Continue reading The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids 2 – Carole P. Roman

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How the Penguins Saved Veronica – Hazel Prior

★★★★ Being alone is supposed to be an issue for people such as me, but I have to say I find it deeply satisfying. Veronica McCreedy is rich, old and to be honest, she's expecting to die (somewhat) soon. So, now's the time to get a lot of those end-of-life things out of the way. Like where… Continue reading How the Penguins Saved Veronica – Hazel Prior