Angels and Demons in Prague: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Review

When this book originally hit the market, the internet was flooded with raves and fangirls who just couldn't get enough. I admit I steered clear because of the angels and monsters, neither of which I generally enjoy reading about. But after Lisa Doucet from Woozles in Halifax told me that it was one of her … Continue reading Angels and Demons in Prague: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Review

A Gothic Masterpiece: Splendors & Glooms review

Be prepared- this review contains spoilers and incessant gushing. A Drowned Maiden's Hair remains one of my favourite contemporary middle grade books and I could not wait to read Schlitz's next book Splendors and Glooms, which seemed perfectly Victorian and gothic and creepy. The wait was worthwhile, and this book has vaulted into my best … Continue reading A Gothic Masterpiece: Splendors & Glooms review

Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in Zorgamazoo Anymore: Dust City

With his debut novel Zorgamazoo, Robert Paul Weston  accomplished something rarely done in children's fiction: he broke all the rules and in doing so managed to create something truly unique, fresh, and enjoyable. Sometimes when an author tries to do something unique or avant-garde in children's fiction the result can feel a little like an academic experiment and less like … Continue reading Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in Zorgamazoo Anymore: Dust City