Michelle Isenhoff

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill, 2016

I am completely infatuated with this book. It is outstanding in beauty and nearly biblical in its perceptions. It is a story of magic, of beginnings and endings infinite in their proportions; it is the story of love. The Day of Sacrifice waits for no one. A child, the youngest within the Protectorate, must be […]

The Thief (The Queen’s Thief, 1), by Megan Whalen Turner

This particular book won Newbery Honors back in 1996, I believe, but I almost didn’t stick with it long enough to find out why. The story is, in essence, a quest. One that starts out slowly, with not much going on except characterization. Which is excellent. I just wasn’t sure where it all was going […]

Lightning Road Series, by Donna Galanti (book trailer reveal and giveaway!)

Earlier this summer, I read the first book in Donna Galanti’s Lightning Road fantasy adventure series, JOSHUA AND THE LIGHTNING ROAD. It just so happens that today Ms. Galanti is unveiling the trailer for book two,  JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM, which will be releasing on August 30th, so I waited to post my review […]

The Gladiator and the Guard, by Annie Douglass Lima and a giveaway!

I’m excited to announce the release of a young adult action and adventure book that I had the honor of beta reading this winter. I enjoyed thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the Krillonian Chronicles, The Collar and the Cavvarach, so when the opportunity arose to read book two, The Gladiator and the Guard, and be involved […]

The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull

I’m super excited to be part of a blog tour featuring Brandon Mull’s new release, The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven. My son and I are currently choral reading (both out loud, together) the Fablehaven series as a fun way to help bump his reading level. Imagine my delight when I received an invitation to preview the new […]

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