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Review “Dragon Mountain”

Review “Dragon Mountain”

I’ve been waiting so long for this book to be released. I read the description and saw the cover and I really, really wanted it. When 12-year-old Billy Chan finds out his parents are sending him to a summer camp in middle-of-nowhere China he doesn’t know what to expect. There he meets fellow campers Dylan, […]

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Review “The House with Chicken Legs”

Review “The House with Chicken Legs”

Title: The House with Chicken Legs |Author: Sophie Anderson |Publisher: Usborn Publishing |Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy | 337 pages I don’t really know anymore how I came to choose this book. It shows up on so many Middlegrade book lists and I guess I just felt like reading something with a new kind of setting. All […]

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Review “Jungledrop”

Review “Jungledrop”

Title: Jungledrop |Author: Abi Elphinstone |Publisher: Simon & Schuster |Series: The Unmapped Chronicles #2 |Genre: Middlegrade | 288 pages Some books, they just click. I have said that before but obviously I have to say it again, I love Abi Elphinstone’s books because when I read them, something just slips into place. Eleven-year-old twins, Fox […]

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Review “Tunnel of Bones”

Review “Tunnel of Bones”

Title: Tunnel of Bones |Author: Victoria Schwab |Publisher: Scholastic |Series: Cassidy Blake #2 |Genre: Middlegrade |287 pages After already preordering the paperback for “Bridge of Souls” which comes out next year, I think it’s finally time to review “Tunnel of Bones”. Good thing that I read it as a buddy read with Sammie again as […]

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Review “The Jumbies”

Review “The Jumbies”

Title: The Jumbies |Author: Trayey Baptiste |Series: The Jumbies #1 |Genre: Middlegrade |240 pages This was actually the first book I actively read with my bookclub. It was a totally new experience and I loved being part of it and spitball with them what might happen next. Although I still have to work on sticking […]

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Review “Pages & Co. – Tilly and the Bookwanderers”

Review “Pages & Co. – Tilly and the Bookwanderers”

Title: Tilly and the Bookwanderers |Author: Anna James |Series: Pages & Co. #1 |Publisher: HarperCollins |Genre: Middlegrade |400 pages This book has been the pick for my bookclub in May and unfortunately I never finished it until recently. I don’t even know anymore why I didn’t go on with this book for several months since […]

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Review “Dead Voices”

Review “Dead Voices”

Title: Dead Voices |Author: Katherine Arden |Genre: Middlegrade Horror |Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers |Series: Small Spaces #2 |256 pages After reading “Small Spaces” I was just really, really curious about the next book in the series. The promise of a horrifying mystery Middlegrade novel that takes place in the snowy mountain […]

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Review “Spirit Hunters”

Review “Spirit Hunters”

Title: Spirit Hunters |Author: Ellen Oh |Genre: Middlegrade Horror |Publisher: HarperCollins |Series: Spirit Hunters #1 |288 pages I found this book by chance and started to read it on a whim, putting my other current reads aside. It was a good decision. Harper doesn’t trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and […]

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Review “The Potion Diaries”

Review “The Potion Diaries”

Title: The Potion Diaries |Author: Amy Alward |Publisher: Simon & Schuster |Series: The Potion Diaries #1 |320 pages I bought this book on a whim, after finding out about this series in a short story anthology I was reading some time ago. Naturally, I decided to read the whole series first, before I start with […]

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