Book Review: Kingston & the Magician’s Lost and Found

It’s an emotional return to the Bronx for 12-year-old Kingston after a four-year absence following the loss of his father. Kingston’s mother is determined to turn the family’s failing business (a magic shop with next to no customers) into a smart café. But Kingston hasn’t forgotten that his father, a stage magician, vanished in front […]

Book Review: Sleepwalkers Round One

When 11 year old Ellie Dasher and her 6 year old brother Elijah inherit a house known as The Old Sleep from their grandmother, the family moves to Connecticut to take up residence. Ellie soon discovers that The Old Sleep has a reputation for being haunted. In one terrible nightmare, Elijah is dragged from Ellie’s […]

Book Review: The Hideaway

13 year old Billy leaves home one evening in late October, because after enduring it for five years, he cannot take another moment watching his mother bullied and abused by her controlling boyfriend. Fortunately he has found the perfect hideaway, an ivy-festooned “pillbox”, a relic from world war 2, in a nearby graveyard. How long […]

Book Review: The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy

It’s a big day for Marya Lupu’s family because sorcerers from the Council for the Magical Protection of Illyria are finally visiting Marya’s home to see if her elder brother, 13-year-old Luka, has magic. If he does, Luka will become an apprentice sorcerer destined to protect the realm of Illyria from the terrible Dread, and […]

Book Review: The Eternal City of the Obsidian Toad

When Grand Master Thorbrand mysteriously falls ill, alchemist novices Matthew and Simon accompany Master Hobble to Prague to seek help from the Obsidian Toad, another branch of alchemists. While searching for a life-saving elixir in the Alchymic underground city, the Acropolis, they stumble on what looks a very sinister plot against the Crucibile of the […]