Igniting the Imagination: Top Middle Grade Reads to Inspire Young Minds

In a world where screens compete for attention and distractions abound, the simple act of picking up a book can sometimes seem like a forgotten pleasure. Yet, for middle schoolers navigating the turbulent waters of adolescence, reading offers more than just entertainment—it fosters empathy, expands horizons, and ignites the imagination. In this blog post, we’ll

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Book Review: Assistant To The Villain By Hannah Nicole Maehrer

Grumpy hires sunshine to assist in his day to day tasks, such as managing scared senseless interns, arranging heists, and cleaning up decapitated heads. Evie Sage, desperate for employment is offered an assistant job to the town’s most infamous man-The Villain, the kind of guy who everyone hates and fears because he is…well….the villain.  In

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Book Review – Hotel Magnifique by Emily Taylor

A magical tale full of dark magic, adventure and mystery In Hotel Magnifique, Taylor takes some of the timeless tropes that truly make a novel and weaves them into a magical tale of forbidden magic, betrayal, inner strength and sisterly love.  Orphaned sisters Jani (17) and Zosa (13) find themselves suddenly employed by the Hotel

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Book Review: Lume Duology Book 1

Three unlikely heroes, thrust into a situation that none had expected.  Lume is a beautifully written, fast-paced story set in a captivating world that toes a line between science fiction and fantasy. The plot revolves around Rajveer, a spoiled, heart-sick prince, desperate for companionship. In addition to Rajveer’s point of view, we have Maddox, a

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Book Review: Control, by Melissa Cassera

In this exciting, fast-paced book, Natalie is a student at an elite private school whose future was been decided for her. Henry, a new student with an aura of mystery, possesses precognitive abilities that allow him to see hints of the future. When Henry starts having visions of Natalie’s death, he decides to warn her,

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Book Review: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarrows

Move over fae. Yarrows has brought in the age of dragons and it is NOT going anywhere. Pretty sure the last book I read that had some aspect of dragon in it was TOG. Loved how Maas gave Manon’s wyvern personality. But Tairn and Adarna? I looked forward to any and every scene.  Both MC’s

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Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

There simply aren’t enough words to explain how beautifully written this book is. Similar to my all-time favorite book, Book Lovers, Henry captured the essence of grief and how it affects us in different ways. The blurb makes it sound as though the book is just about what happens when two writers experience writer’s block,

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Book Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Shiori is the youngest sister of six brothers, the only princess of Kiata, and has forbidden magic running through her veins. One day she accidentally loses control of her magic and her stepmother, who harbors a dark magic of her own, curses and banishes her and her brothers. With a curse that prevents her from

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