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

Fantasy · Horror · Middle-Grade · Mystery · Paranormal

A Graveyard Visible by Steve Conoboy

A refreshing horror story that introduces the idea of an expanding cemetery. Caleb can see an old graveyard from his bedroom window and it seems to grow bigger every day. Even though funerals take place there every night, no one in their town is dying. As Caleb takes it upon himself to measure the graveyard,… Continue reading A Graveyard Visible by Steve Conoboy

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 · Fantasy · Middle-Grade

The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles #2) by Rick Riordan

A great sequel to the memorable first novel The Red Pyramid. Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt got released into the world, the lives of Sadie and Carter Kane has been turned upside down. Now responsible for the House of Life in Brooklyn, the siblings train others with pharaohs’ blood, trying to get ready… Continue reading The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles #2) by Rick Riordan

Adventure · Fantasy · Middle-Grade · YA

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan

This a great change compared to the other collections Rick Riordan created. A hilarious breath of fresh air! Handsome sun god all-mighty Apollo is banished from Olympus after the great battle with Ghea. He is now in the body of a teenage boy with acne and not even the shadow of his 8-pack; and, because… Continue reading The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #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)