Review: The Blackbird Girls

The Blackbird Girls

“You were white as milk this morning,” Valentina said to Dyadya Sergei. 

“I’ve never tanned so quickly in my life,” he said, sounding pleased. “There must be something in the air.”

Reading these lines in a book set in the backdrop of the Chernobyl disaster was absolutely haunting. I didn’t know what to expect from The Blackbird Girls, but Anne Blankman wrote a stunning middle grade novel that brings readers through a whirlwind of emotion.

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Review: The Spinner of Dreams

The Spinner of Dreams

“Never be sorry for showing the world who you are or who you wish to become. These struggles have brought you exactly where you need to be.”

If you’re looking for a book to escape in to, one full of magic and adventure and ancient stories, then stop what you’re doing right now and go get a copy of The Spinner of Dreams by K. A. Reynolds. This middle grade fantasy was perfect, and gave my imagination a much-needed work out.

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Review: City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts

I spent my rainy Saturday curled up with Victoria Schwab’s next book, City of Ghosts. The gloomy day made it the perfect time to read this ghost story! I didn’t want to give away any spoilers, but I had to say something about this incredible book, so here’s my short, spoiler-free review.

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