ARC Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction, Series

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure by Brandon Mull

Grades 3-6


In this first installment of the sequel series to Fablehaven, the dragons no longer feel safe as they once did. Their king, Celebrant the Just is plotting revenge to bring the dragons back to safety. This book is filled with familiar characters, adventure and a journey that Fablehaven fans won’t soon forget.

Thanks to School Library Journal for  a review copy of this book.


Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, Series

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp by Greg Cox

Ages 18+


Fans of TNT’s The Librarians will love this new trilogy based on the TV show. This first book takes place in the past and the future. In the past, Flynn Carsen is on a mission to find Aladdin’s lamp before a criminal organization gets a hold of it. In the future, the guardian Eve Baird and a new group of librarians take on Las Vegas and dive into a mystery involving the Lamp and the djinn it can summon.


Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

The Only Thing Worse Than Witches by Lauren Magaziner

Grades 3-5


Rupert Campbell is a human boy who is enthralled with the witches who live near him, but he can’t ever seem to get too close, because his mother won’t allow him to interact with them. One day he meets Witchling Two, and she isn’t at all how he imagines witches to be. Can he help her pass the exams to become a real witch?

Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

Grades 3-6


Liesl’s evil stepmother makes her live alone, locked in the attic, with no friends. Until one day, she meets Po, a ghost who is also lonely and they become friends.

Then Will, the alchemist’s apprentice, makes a huge mistake when he switches two boxes: one has very powerful magic, and the other one is just a plain old box. This accidental switch brings consequences for Liesl and Po, and together they embark on an incredible journey.

Fantasy, Independent Reading

Princess In Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

Grades 2-3


In Princess In Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale, it’s Princess Magnolia’s birthday and she’s so excited! She wants everything to be perfect. She makes sure that the castle is clean, decorated and ready for her party. Then, there’s a monster attack! This is a job for Princess in Black, so Magnolia dresses in her black outfit and prepares to save the day! Read all about her adventures in Princess In Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale.