Ahoy there me mateys! Today I bring ye a muster of mini-reviews. What be a muster? Well the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: assemble (troops) especially for inspection or for battle; collect or assemble (a number or amount); or a group of peacocks. There are too many books read and not enough days left … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Fantasy
Ahoy there me mateys! This book is the author's debut and the first book in a new series. The setting is Blight Harbor, the 7th-most haunted town in America. Evie Von Rathe lives with her Aunt Desdemona, the local paranormal expert. One rule of the town is to avoid the local abandoned slaughterhouse where serial … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the clackity (Lora Senf) – A fantastic book for the Halloween season!
Ahoy there me mateys! I do not know where I first heard about this book. I do know that the cover caught me eye: I was even more intrigued when I learned that this series is young adult fantasy written by a Finnish author. I adore reading translated SFF works. This ended up being lovely. … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – maresi (Maria Turtschaninoff)
Ahoy there me mateys! I didn't know that Yoon Ha Lee was going to write a sequel to dragon pearl but I was happy to get me hands on a copy. This series is called the Thousand Worlds and is a young adult science fantasy from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint. While this can be … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – tiger honor (Yoon Ha Lee)
Ahoy there me mateys! I have read more books this year then there are days left to review them individually. So today I bring ye a muster of mini-reviews. What be a muster? Well the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: assemble (troops) especially for inspection or for battle; collect or assemble (a number or … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Books
Ahoy there me mateys! These books are told from the perspective of Abigail Rook, the assistant to R.F. Jackaby who is an investigator of ghosts and other supernatural beings. This is fantastical historical fiction for the younger set. I really loved the first book and was excited to read the remainder. These are quirky and … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – jackaby series books two to four (William Ritter) – I finished a series!
Ahoy there me mateys! Ever since I read the bear and the nightingale, I have been in love with this author's writing. So of course I have been reading her middle-grade novels because I don't put age limits on reading. And this was a fun third book. Aye, this is a review of a book three … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – dark waters (Katherine Arden)
Ahoy there me mateys! I learned about Ursula Vernon through her work under the pseudonym T. Kingfisher. I was surprised to find that she has a lot of work written for children published under her "real" name. As she says, In order to never again have that horrific experience where I find myself running in … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – harriet the invincible (Ursula Vernon)
Ahoy there mateys! "Can’t Wait Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday ye get to highlight a book that ye be really looking forward to. I don't normally do memes here on me log, but I received this young adult fantasy eARC excerpt from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. … Continue reading Can’t Wait Wednesday – winterkeep (Kristin Cashore)
Ahoy there me mateys! I was in a mood where I wasn't sure what I wanted to read. Then I read Matey Nicky's review of this book where she said: I have to admit that, primed by Untitled Goose Game, I was on Saracen’s side in all of this. In any given scene, at any … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – fly by night (Frances Hardinge)