Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Title: Where The Wild Things Are Author and Illustrator: Maurice Sendak Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Max causes mischief of a new sort one night. His parents ground him to his room. Once his room, Max’s room starts to disappear and a forest takes its place. Then he finds an ocean and a boat.Continue reading “Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak”

The Painter of Battles – Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Title: The Painter of Battles Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Translator: Margaret Sayers Peden Genre: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction Plot: Andrés Faulques is a world renowned war photographer. He’s retired to the Spanish coast to work on a mural for himself. Then a man shows up unexpectedly shows up. He challenges Faulques to remember him and theContinue reading “The Painter of Battles – Arturo Pérez-Reverte”

The Hidden Palace – Helene Wecker

This is a sequel to The Golem and the Jinni. Title: The Hidden Palace Author: Helene Wecker Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Chava, the golem, and Ahmad, the jinni, are still hiding in plain sight in New York City. Though some people are starting to notice them. They must find a way to survive orContinue reading “The Hidden Palace – Helene Wecker”

Uprooted – Naomi Novik

Title: Uprooted Author: Naomi Novik Genre: Fantasy Plot: Every ten years, the Dragon picks a girl to be his servant. When the girl’s ten years are up, they’re free to go. Agnieska is eigible but everyone thinks her close friend Kasia will be chosen. Instead, the Dragon chooses Agnieska. The Dragon is a stern master.Continue reading “Uprooted – Naomi Novik”

The Saga of the Ancient Family- Eva García Sáenz

Titles: The Immortal Collection (book 1), The Sons of Adam (book 2) Author: Eva García Sáenz Translator: Lilit Žekulin Thwaites Plot: Book 1 – Adriana is the newest hire at the Museum of Archeology in Santander, Spain. Her specialty is prehistory and has recently returned to Santander after living in Madrid. Her sister-in-law, Elisa, gotContinue reading “The Saga of the Ancient Family- Eva García Sáenz”

Becoming the Dark Prince – Kerri Maniscalco

This is a novella between books 3 and 4 in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. Title: Becoming the Dark Prince Author: Kerri Maniscalco Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Short Story Plot: Thomas Cresswell is distraught. His girlfriend, Audrey Rose Wadsworth, has been attacked and stabbed in the leg. The knife almost hit her femoralContinue reading “Becoming the Dark Prince – Kerri Maniscalco”

The Paper Magician Series – Charlie N. Holmberg

Expanded storyline for this trilogy is here: The Plastic Magician Title: 1 – The Paper Magician, 2 – The Glass Magician, 3 – The Master Magician Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: 1 (The Paper Magician) – Ceony Twill has just finished her general schooling at Tagis Praff School for the MagicallyContinue reading “The Paper Magician Series – Charlie N. Holmberg”

Stalking Jack the Ripper Series – Kerri Maniscalco

Titles: 1 – Stalking Jack the Ripper, 2 – Hunting Prince Dracula, 3 – Escaping from Houdini Author: Kerri Maniscalco Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery Plot: 1 – Audrey Rose Wadsworth is an apprentice under her uncle in 1888 in London, England. She is studying forensic science through opening up cadavers. Her apprenticeship isContinue reading “Stalking Jack the Ripper Series – Kerri Maniscalco”

The Queen of the South – Arturo Pérez-Reverte

English Title: The Queen of the South Original Spanish Title: La Reina del Sur Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Translated from Spanish by: Andrew Hurley Genre: Realistic Fiction Plot: Teresa Mendoza is the boyfriend of a drug smuggler. He works in Sinaloa, Mexico and flies the planes. Teresa’s life is shattered when she receives a call fromContinue reading “The Queen of the South – Arturo Pérez-Reverte”

Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks

Title: Caleb’s Crossing Author: Geraldine Brooks Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Bethia Mayfield is a bright daughter of the town’s Puritan minister. Her grandfather settled the town on what’s to become Martha’s Vineyard among the local Native Americans. While Bethia is gathering clams, she meets Native American, Cheeshahteamauk (English name Caleb). Caleb is the chief’s sonContinue reading “Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks”

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