Here's a few books that I've read, enjoyed, and reviewed this month:
The First Girl Child: Excellent quality of writing and realistic struggles define this fantasy novel about a kingdom where only boys are born.
The Rise of Kyoshi: A fun addition to the Avatar: The Last Airbender world. It's a bit darker than the cartoon but well worth reading.
Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers: A fun collection of stories about famous authors before they were famous.
Life in the Pit: A contemporary young adult story about a girl playing in the pit orchestra and often feeling overlooked--even when the main lead starts paying her attention.
A Shard of Glass: I've enjoyed this series of fairytale retellings that mixes a fantasy world in with the story. It's what I'm planning to do with The Spectra Crowns, so I had a good excuse to get into this fun series.
Magic of Nasci: I didn't mean to binge-read this whole series in one day, but here we are. It's an excellent urban fantasy that mixes the Pacific Northwest with a hint of Japanese culture, with exciting action, a heroine who's both relatable and full of attitude, and all sorts of magical creautres.
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