Everblaze – Shannon Messenger – #3

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back. Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers–before they come after her again. But a daring mistake leaves the Lost Cities teetering on the edge of war–and causes many to fear that Sophie has finally gone too far. With her world turned against her, Sophie is forced to rely on her friends, even though it means putting their lives in serious danger. And the deeper they search, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that Sophie’s most deadly enemy might be closer than she realizes. In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion before they destroy everyone and everything she loves. (Description taken from the book: Everblaze. Story — Violence — People are injured from fire, two adults die in a fire, an adult is made to burn his hand off, a goblin falls off a cliff and gets hurt, Sophie gets an ability-restricting device strapped to her head that causes pain. Language — N/A Sex/Love — Some crushes and blushing. Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title…

Exile – Shannon Messenger – #2

Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled in to her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny–the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities–her life finally seems to be coming together. But Sophie’s kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying risk–one that puts everyone in incredible danger. In this second book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must uncover hidden memories as long-buried secrets rise to the surface, before someone close to her is lost forever… (Description taken from the book: Exile. Story — Violence/Scariness — There are memory breaks and thing that cause elves to lose their sanity, some injuries, elves take medicines, Sophie has to drink something she’s allergic to and then gets stabbed with a big syringe with medications in it, elves walk through a jail with some scary scenes, Bronte inflicts pain on Sophie, elves get burned. Language — N/A Sex/Love — Some crushes and blushing. Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Exile Author — Shannon Messenger Series — Keeper of the Lost Cities…

Keeper of the Lost Cities – Shannon Messenger – #1

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She is a Telepath, and has a unique ability to hear the thoughts of everyone around her–something that she’s never known how to explain, and has made her an outcast, even in her own family. But everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a somewhere she does belong, and staying where she is will put her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from her own. Sophie has new rules and skills to learn, and not everyone is thrilled with her “homecoming.” There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory, secrets that other people desperately want. Would even kill for… (Description taken from the book: Keeper of the Lost Cities. Story — Violence/Scariness — Elves kidnap a girl and a boy, a girl gets tortured for information with fire (not very bad), a boy gets shot with a weapon, some mild injuries. Language — Yeti pee is mentioned for medication purposes. Sex/Love — Some crushes and blushing. Drugs/Alcohol…

Clash of Beasts – Lisa McMann – #3
Fantasy , Fiction , Going Wild / April 29, 2019

Charlie Wilde and her friends risked everything to rescue her dad and the other captive Project Chimera scientists. Yet they still weren’t able to catch Dr. Gray and his henchmen. If they don’t get him in time, there will be nothing to keep Dr. Gray from transforming all of humanity into a monstrous new species–one that he would rule over. But their mission to track down the villainous doctor and defeat his beastly soldiers may prove to be even more dangerous than they expected. Charlie’s frenemy, Kelly, has decided to join forces with these foes. And the bracelets that give Charlie, Ma, and Maria their amazing abilities aren’t working like they’re supposed to. With so much at stake, the scientists know they’re going to need all the help they can get. They must figure out a way to give the kids even fiercer powers from the animal kingdom. But will that be enough to stop Dr. Gray once and for all? If they’re going to have any shot at saving the world, Charlie and her friends will have to work together as a team and unleash their wild sides. (Description taken from the book: Clash of Beasts. Story — Violence/Scariness…

Predator vs. Prey – Lisa McMann – #2
Fantasy , Fiction , Going Wild / April 29, 2019

Charlie Wilde is desperate for answers. Who are the masked people that are after her–and is it really possible they’re not human? Where have they taken her father–and why is he so important to them? The only thing Charlie knows for certain is that this whole nightmare is somehow connected to the mysterious bracelet she discovered a few weeks ago. The one that gives her a cheetah’s speed, and elephant’s strength, and other incredible abilities from the animal kingdom. After using the device to break into a secret lab, Charlie thought she might finally be able to get to the bottom of all this. But instead of answers, she and her friends found three more bracelets. now they each have one–and that might not be such a good thing. Maria’s device comes with disastrous side effects. Amateur hacker Mac can’t wait to play with his. And Charlie’s frenemy, Kelly, swears hers is a dud, but she might be hiding something. Charlie will need their help to have any hope of rescuing her dad and figuring out what their beastly foes are planning–but she’ll first have to keep her friends from going completely wild with their new powers. (Description taken from…

Going Wild – Lisa McMann – #1
Fantasy , Fiction , Going Wild / April 8, 2019

Charlie Wilde can’t believe she has to move to hot, boring Arizona. Good-bye, deep-dish pizza, her best friend, and everything else she loves about Chicago. Hello, cacti around every corner, parents who spend all their time at their new jobs, and trying to fit in at a new school. It couldn’t get any worse. Then one day Charlie finds a high-tech bracelet that looks just like the ones athletes use. There’s no sign as to where it came from, but she decides to wear it to soccer tryouts, thinking it’ll help giver her an edge. And things start to look up when she makes the team and hits it off with another player. But soon Charlie realizes she’s changing. She’s able to run across the field as fast as a cheetah and lift heavy objects as if she were as strong as an elephant–and that’s only the beginning. Charlie would be thrilled about her transformation if she had any idea how the bracelet works, but it didn’t come with instructions. So it’s up to her and her new friends to figure out what’s happening–and if there’s a way to control her incredible powers. Charlie knew moving was going to completely…

Mummies in the Morning – Mary Pope Osborne – #3

Jack and don’t need another mummy. But that’s what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves? (Description taken from the book: Mummies in the Morning. Story — Violence/Scariness — There is a ghost, doors slam and torches go out, there is a mummy partially unwrapped and is kind of gross. Language — N/A Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Mummies in the Morning Author — Mary Pope Osborne Series — Magic Tree House Book in Series — #3 Pages — 65 Publishing Date — 1993 Publisher — Random House, Inc. How to Get Mummies in the Morning — Amazon-MummiesInTheMorning

The Knight at Dawn – Mary Pope Osborne – #2

Peacocks for dinner and boys in skirts? That’s what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests! (Description taken from the book: The Knight at Dawn. Story — Violence/Scariness — There might have been alligators in the moat they fall into, they get sent to a dungeon, one of the guards says they are going to hang Jack and Annie in the morning. Language — Jack calls Annie nuts a couple of times, Jack says he’s going to kill Annie (as an expression). Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — The Knight at Dawn Author — Mary Pope Osborne Series — Magic Tree House Book in Series — #2 Pages — 66 Publishing Date — 1993 Publisher — Random House, Inc. How to Get The Knight at Dawn — Amazon-TheKnightAtDawn *The more stars the better.

Dinosaurs Before Dark – Mary Pope Osborne – #1

Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them back to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark… or will they become a dinosaur’s dinner? (Description taken from the book: Dinosaurs Before Dark. Story — Violence/Scariness — There is a ‘scary’ T-Rex. Language — Jack says he is going to kill Annie once. Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Dinosaurs Before Dark Author — Mary Pope Osborne Series — Magic Tree House Book in Series — #1 Pages — 68 Publishing Date — 1992 Publisher — Random House, Inc. How to Get Dinosaurs Before Dark — Amazon-DinosaursBeforeDark *The more stars the better.

The Stolen Chapters – James Riley – #2
Fantasy , Mystery / January 17, 2019

Owen Conners would never jump into a mystery. There are too many hidden clues, twists that make no sense, and an ending you never see coming. Mysteries are just not Owen’s thing. So how exactly did he end up in one with his memory erased? And that’s far from the only question. How did Kiel Gnomenfoot, boy magician, lose all of his magic? Where’s Bethany, their half-fictional friend? And who’s the annoying guy wearing the question-mark mask and Sherlock Homes hat, taunting Owen and Kiel that Bethany is in grave danger? Bethany is trapped in a hidden room that’s slowly filling up with water, and she can’t escape until her friends find her. But is she imprisoned by more than just chains and a locked door? What’s she hiding from Owen and Kiel? Mysteries abound in the second book in James Riley’s Story Thieves series as Owen, Kiel, and Bethany confront secrets, stolen memories, and some very familiar faces. Maybe some mysteries just shouldn’t be solved… (Description taken from the book: The Stolen Chapters. Story — Violence/Scariness — Someone punches someone in the face, Owen gets electrocuted a couple of times, Doyle tries to drown Bethany, a library gets burnt…