Adventure · Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade · Paranormal

Twain’s Treasure (Phantom Files #1) by William B. Wolfe

A highly enjoyable read for all the lovers of a good adventure, humorous dialogues mixed with mystery. Alex April has a particular gift or curse: he can see ghosts. On the contrary of what you might believe, these ghosts are far from being scary, they are mostly annoying, loud and have the infuriating habit of… Continue reading Twain’s Treasure (Phantom Files #1) by William B. Wolfe

Children · Fantasy · YA

The Letter for the King (De brief voor de koning #1) by Tonke Dragt (Author) & Laura Watkinson (Translator)

A beautiful novel that radiates pureness and sweetness through and through. A powerful message that unlocks powerful emotions and thoughts. This is the story of Tiuri, a squire that finds the hard way that his destiny is very different than the one he had planned. On the eve of becoming a knight, Tiuri makes the… Continue reading The Letter for the King (De brief voor de koning #1) by Tonke Dragt (Author) & Laura Watkinson (Translator)

Adventure · Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan

Another brilliant series by the renowned author Rick Riordan, and this time with Egyptian mythology. The Kane siblings have two very different lives ever since their mother died. Carter, raised in the US, the oldest, travels the world with his father, being home-schooled and used to the fact he never stayed in one place long… Continue reading The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan

Adventure · Children · Classics · Middle-Grade · YA

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Since two weeks ago was Banned Books Week, I finally got around to read this classic a second time and to actually review it. This tale of determination, the cruelty of Man and thirst for freedom is a masterpiece but also difficult to read, in my opinion. When I wrote before that the novel was… Continue reading The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Adventure · Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade

Beyond the Kingdoms (The Land of Stories #4) by Chris Colfer (Author) & Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)

I can’t get enough of the Land of Stories and the adventures of Alex and Connor Bailey! After the battle, the Masked Man is on the loose. Driven by her need to find and discover the identity and plans of the villain, Alex ends up being thrown off the Fairy Council since no one believes… Continue reading Beyond the Kingdoms (The Land of Stories #4) by Chris Colfer (Author) & Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)

Adventure · Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade · YA

The Petrified Flesh (Mirrorworld #1) by Cornelia Funke (Author) & Oliver Latsch (Translator)

Engaging, addictive and amazingly written, Reckless had me glued to its pages! I’ve read Inkheart a few times and I can’t help but simply fall in love all over again with the writings of Cornelia Funke. Once upon a time, a young boy named Jacob discovers this alternative world where he could escape his troubled… Continue reading The Petrified Flesh (Mirrorworld #1) by Cornelia Funke (Author) & Oliver Latsch (Translator)

Adventure · Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade

Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories #3) by Chris Colfer & Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)

Another page-turner! This collection keeps getting better and better, exciting and a bit sad. After being separated and living in two different worlds, Connor and Alex try to adapt and learn as best as they can without each other. Connor, living in the real world, dedicates himself in writing fairytales and wins the chance to… Continue reading Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories #3) by Chris Colfer & Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)

Adventure · Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade

Tommy Turner’s Tremendous Travels by Ali Seegar (Author) & Patrick Hawkins (Illustrator)

Wonderful novel! Fantastic, heart-warming and fast-paced adventure that was impossible to put down. I absolutely loved every phrase of it! Tommy Turner’s Tremendous Travels by Ali Seegar tell the story of Tommy, a 12 year old boy and his adventures in a difficult period of his life. When Tommy’s mother announces that they will be… Continue reading Tommy Turner’s Tremendous Travels by Ali Seegar (Author) & Patrick Hawkins (Illustrator)

Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade · YA

The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium #2) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

The Copper Gauntlet is the second book of the Magisterium collection and it was just as good as the first one! It was impossible to put down from beginning to end as we go deeper into the story and the characters. Callum never thought things would get to the point where he actually counts the… Continue reading The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium #2) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Adventure · Children · Fantasy · Middle-Grade · YA

The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Absolutely loved it! Between Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, the first book from the Magisterium series shows a lot of promise and definitely has the material to go far! What is the story about? Callum Hunt, a 12 year old kid, was born with magic but has always been told by his father that he… Continue reading The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare