Book Review

“The Witchfinder’s Sacrifice” by Rande Goodwin
“The Witchfinder’s Sacrifice” by Rande Goodwin 678 1024 Reader Views Kids
Nate Watson’s life bears little resemblance to the one he had only a few months ago.  He’s seen and done crazy things since he and his younger brother Marc came to live with their Aunt Celia.  While his worldview has completely changed, he’s hoping he can get back to living an ordinary high-schooler’s existence now.  After all, isn’t that scary enough?  But as “The Witchfinder’s Sacrifice” by Rande Goodwin opens, it’s exceedingly apparent that something wicked has returned. read more
“Rebirth of Meredith Hallow” by Suz Eglington
“Rebirth of Meredith Hallow” by Suz Eglington 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Carrying a story over the course of several books is no easy task. It’s the writing equivalent of running a marathon. Suz Eglington keeps the momentum going in “Rebirth of Meredith Hallow: Kiara Noir Mother Nature Series,” the third outing for her protagonist. In this volume, Kiara is straddling the line between adolescence and adulthood, trying to prepare to be a queen while still attempting to understand – and control – her new powers. All this while trying to fulfill a promise to find and rescue Meredith Hallow. And not set herself on fire. read more
“Rebirth of Meredith Hallow” by Suz Eglington
“Rebirth of Meredith Hallow” by Suz Eglington 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Up until the age of 16, Kiara Noir lived a quiet existence on a reservation in Colorado, growing produce with her mother. Soon after, she learned that she is really a princess from another world, destined to become a Blood Queen, the rarest and most powerful type of queen. Thrown into this strange new world, Kiara has to learn to master her elemental powers, as well as the workings of her vast kingdom. She has her mother’s support, but after taking the position of heir to the throne from her cousin Katana, the other princess has become a dangerous enemy. With constant attempts on her life, Kiara had better learn how to tell friend from foe very quickly, or else she won’t live to begin her reign in Homeland Castle. read more
“Shadow Runner” by K.J. Fieler
“Shadow Runner” by K.J. Fieler 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Shadow Runner by K. J. Fieler is a riveting novel with twists and turns until the very end. The story follows Ada, a young aristocrat in Victorian England who longs for freedom. Her life changes dramatically when a mysterious visitor and supernatural events thrust her into the hands of a secret society. Trained as an assassin, Ada must target the very nobility she was born into. read more
“Luka and Little Feather” by Ashlee Alicea
“Luka and Little Feather” by Ashlee Alicea 753 1024 Reader Views Kids
On a walk to collect rocks to either skip or paint, First Nations child Luka comes upon a yotnAyátku or “wishing stone.” Although unconvinced that it is magical, she shares it with her sister, Little Feather, that evening. The two sisters decide to try a wish out and they pick the one dearest to their hearts: to see the ocean. At first, nothing seems to have happened, and the sisters go to sleep thinking nothing more of it. However, when they awaken, they have been magically transported underwater and fantastically sprouted tails so they can swim with ease. read more
“Lizard Larson and the Time Keeper” by Gary Natoli
“Lizard Larson and the Time Keeper” by Gary Natoli 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Elizabeth Larson is a typical 14-year-old girl in New York City – she feels misunderstood and different and is attempting to balance school and home life with varying success; she also prefers to be identified by a different name – Lizard. She differs from a typical 14-year-old by having unique time-altering abilities and the hand-selected task, given by the mysterious Time Keeper, of saving her parents and the world. Assuming this is a solo mission, she learns to entrust the help of her best friend, crush, and so-so girl as they take on the futuristic enemies of deception, power, and time travel. Lizard perfects how to learn from her mistakes and the importance of leading with your gut.   read more