Publisher: Clarion Books

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Jan 13
The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst (review)

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst (review)

I loved Monster and Sophie! I really liked how the magic in the book was unique. I don’t think I’ve ever read about a person who could drink other people’s dreams and make elements appear in reality. I also liked how close Sophie was to her parents. A lot of books tend to have the parents more of an after-thought almost. With not much of a relationship between the kid and the adults. But Sophie’s parents were involved in her life, and included her in some of the running of the Dream Shop. The ending of the book was a… Read more »

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Nov 18
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn (review)

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn (review)

This was a fairly quick read, though not up to the usual scary standards I’ve come to expect from this author. There was a bit of suspense, but it never got to even slightly creepy. All the workers at the Hall seemed to know Sophia’s ghost was haunting them, and had been a wicked child. But Florence’s Aunt and Uncle had no idea. Florence’s Aunt hated her on sight, and believed the worst about her. While at the same time, thinking Sophie had been the next thing to an Angel. Constantly yelling at Florence and trying to get her sent… Read more »

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Nov 11
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (review)

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (review)

I loved all the inventions and steampunk things in this book. I especially loved Jules. I liked that in this Cinderella twist, Nicolette wasn’t trying to get to the ball and meet the prince. She was trying to get to an inventors showcase and find a patron for her inventions so she could be her own person. Not under her step-families thumb and subject to their whims. There was both insta-love, and insta-friendship in the book. The insta-love isn’t surprising considering this is basically a Cinderella retelling. But Nicolette’s love interest as well as her best friend didn’t have a… Read more »

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