The Cover Wars

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn …

The Liebster Award

Hello all! We have been nominated for another blogosphere award and because they are so much fun to participate in, here we go! The Liebster Award Rules: 1) Link back to the person who nominated you. 2) Share 11 facts about yourself. (We’re going to do 5 each.) 3) Answer …

The Cover Wars

To Master Thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother. To suburban schoolgirl Marrill, it’s her only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the magical waterway which connects every world in creation (Apparently …

Review: The Accidental Keyhand (The Ninja Librarians #1) by Jen Swann Downey

Hardcover, , 384 pages Published April 21st 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Source: Raincoast Books I wasn’t sure what to expect from the ARC cover of this middle grade fiction. Sword-fighting librarians? Or perhaps book flinging librarian wannabes. What I got was a pleasant surprise. Downey’s middle grade debut is fantastically …

Non-medieval historical novels

Let’s talk a bit about non-medieval historical novels, because there are, after all, a lot of other periods in history, right? Elizabeth George Speare’s The Bronze Bow is set in Roman-occupied Palestine about two thousand years ago. David, our protagonist, has abandoned his grandmother and younger sister to join freedom fighters …