‘The Queen of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen: Beautiful adult fantasy saga

Rating: 5 stars Erika Johansen's debut novel, "The Queen of the Tearling" is a masterpiece. It's about a time in the future when society has devolved into something like the Middle Ages -- no modern comforts but lots of nobles and poor common folk. Into this mix comes the Queen, a nineteen-year-old girl named Kelsea, … Continue reading ‘The Queen of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen: Beautiful adult fantasy saga

Exclusive interview with author Michael Grant

  Michael Grant was in town (Chicago) for a few days as part of his world-wide tour for his trilogy, 'BZRK.' He was also willing to discuss 'Fear,' the latest in the 'Gone' series. Grant has answered many questions about BZRK on different websites including bookmachine.org, so this interview is about Grant himself, not just his books. … Continue reading Exclusive interview with author Michael Grant

‘Here Comes the Easter Cat’: A picture book not just for Easter

Rating: 5 stars "Here Comes the Easter Cat" by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda is an adorable and extremely clever book about a cat who longs to be the Easter Bunny. He is jealous because everyone loves the Easter Bunny. So the cat explains to the narrator, through facial expressions and a series … Continue reading ‘Here Comes the Easter Cat’: A picture book not just for Easter