Adventure, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

Grades 3 – 6bob

Livy and her family are visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. It is then that she remembers something, or rather someone, that she left behind – her invisible friend, Bob. She may have forgotten him in the last five years, but he sure hasn’t forgotten her, or her request for him to wait for her in the closet for all this time. Reunited again, Livy and Bob start a journey together to find out Bob’s background and who he truly is.

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

Middle Grade Fiction

Lions & Liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat

Grades 3 – 6LL_JKT_template.indd

Frederick Frederickson’s fifth grade year is off to a terrible start when he is sent to disciplinary camp for boys. At first, his troop mates terrify him. Each of them have nicknames, like Nosebleed, Specs, The Professor and Ant Bite. As time goes on, though, an unlikely friendship forms between them. It is a good thing, too, because a dangerous hurricane is coming and everyone must band together to survive it.

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

Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

Wizard for Hire by Obert Skye

wizard for hireGrades 3 – 6

Ozzy’s parents, who are scientists, have been kidnapped after discovering a potion that induces mind control. Ozzy is only fourteen years old, and  he needs help. Afraid to go to the police, Ozzy finds an ad in the paper for a “wizard for hire.” What does he have to lose? He answers the ad, and meets Rin, the wizard on the other side of it. Ozzy is skeptical at first, when he discovers that Rin doesn’t know any spells, but he gives Rin a chance, and can never imagine the adventure that lies ahead.

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

Adult Fiction, NetGalley Reviews, Romance

The Office Christmas Party by Aimee Duffy

Ages 18+

office xmas

Natalie and Dean both love crashing Christmas parties, but when they start to crash the same parties, the competition gets heated! Natalie started crashing Christmas parties after her mom died to keep herself in that holiday spirit. When she meets her rival, Dean, at one of the parties, she realizes the fun may be over…or is it?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, NetGalley Reviews, Romance

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Ages 18+

pisces

Lucy has been writing her dissertation for thirteen years when she and her boyfriend break up. She’s down in the dumps, and her sister Annika, who lives in Los Angeles, insists that Lucy house-sit for her. This includes caring for her diabetic dog. Even so, Annika is sure that getting out of Phoenix is just what Lucy needs to clear her head and start over. Lucy doesn’t exactly agree. Although the house and property are picturesque, she still has to go to her love-addiction meetings—which, by the way, don’t help at all—and her Tinder dates which aren’t any better. Things change, however, when she meets a steamy swimmer while sitting on the beach rocks. This is her chance to put a positive spin on things. Can she make it work with him or will it be another Tinder-like fail?
Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.