Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four by Josh Venkataraman and Barbara Venkataraman

Be sure to read to the bottom as the authors are offering a chance to win this book! When Barbara Venkataraman reached out to see if I would be interested in reading a book she co-authored with her son, I was surprised.  I enjoy her cozy mystery series as well as her entertaining essay collections … Continue reading Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four by Josh Venkataraman and Barbara Venkataraman

Girl of Fire (Berona’s Quest) by Gabrielle Mathieu

With well developed characters and especially the main character, Berona, who evolves into an independent woman, this book would be a definite yes for any middle or high school library.  While the story may be similar to a lot of YA or New Adult Fantasy, that is what will make it appealing for younger audiences.  … Continue reading Girl of Fire (Berona’s Quest) by Gabrielle Mathieu

Looking For Laura (A Tracey Marks Mystery) by Ellen Shapiro

Bursting into the mystery genre, this PI/New Author has started an intriguing series with an independent female PI.  Learning that the author is a “real” PI in New York, put this book at the top of my reading list. With a great main character, Tracey, I was quickly pulled into the PI world and Tracey’s … Continue reading Looking For Laura (A Tracey Marks Mystery) by Ellen Shapiro

A Touch of Death (The Outlands Pentalogy) By Rebecca Crunden

This dystopian read is an immersion book.  By that, I mean that you need to invest a little time, especially at the beginning, to get an understanding of the characters and their environment before you can become invested in where the story is taking you.  Once you accomplish that, the rest of the read is … Continue reading A Touch of Death (The Outlands Pentalogy) By Rebecca Crunden

Iron and the Arrow: Book Four in the Kingdom of Jior Series by Wendy L. Anderson

Having read all of this series, so far (the last book, Five being anxiously anticipated), it is always a joy to return to the land of Jior created by Wendy Anderson.  This author has a way of weaving what at the base is a family saga into a love story that crosses all the barriers … Continue reading Iron and the Arrow: Book Four in the Kingdom of Jior Series by Wendy L. Anderson

The Golden Viper – The Crimson Deathbringer Trilogy – Book Two by Sean Robbins

A brief four months have passed since the ending of Book One.  This book was a nice segway into an all-encompassing battle.  The characters have remained intriguing and snarky. Keeping with the Space Opera feel the author still led us into an environment with a lot more variety in creatures, some who are not that … Continue reading The Golden Viper – The Crimson Deathbringer Trilogy – Book Two by Sean Robbins