Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

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Apr 18
The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey (review)

The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey (review)

I can honestly say, this book wasn’t what I was expecting. It was better! I went in thinking it would be a fairytale story about friendship and magic. And while it was, it was also so much more. Princess Jeniah and Aon were very well-developed. We got to see not only how they became friends, but also hopes and fears. Jeniah is afraid she won’t be as good a Queen as her mother was. Aon thinks she’s a failure because she isn’t happy all the time. The mystery surrounding the Carse was more complex than I had expected. I loved… Read more »

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Dec 21
The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill (review)

The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill (review)

I won this ARC in a giveaway, and I really enjoyed it! The opening pages were cute and caught my attention. I really liked Ned and Sister Witch, and the Queen. I liked Aine at first as well, but after Aine and Ned meet I stopped liking her. She was much too cold and mean, especially compared to how she had seemed in her own chapters previously. This book changes point of view, mostly between Ned and Aine, but you also get chapters with Sister Witch, the Bandit King, and the Magic Stones point of views. I felt sorry for… Read more »

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