The Bookshelf Corner

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Book Reviews By Genre

( * ) indicates cross-genre

Children’s Fiction
Darth Vader and Son Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown (combined review)

Waiting for Sophie by Sarah Ellis, Illustrated by Carmen Mok (NetGalley review)

Sheila Rae, The Brave by Kevin Henkes
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Pictures by Oliver Jeffers

A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis (ARC review)

Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear, Pictures by Esmé Shapiro (ARC review)


Middle Grade
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Illustrated by Patricia Castelao

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by K. G. Campbell

The Tournament at Gorlan by John Flanagan*
The Battle of Hackham Heath by John Flanagan*

Mean Margaret by Tor Seidler, Pictures by Jon Agee

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, Pictures by Garth Williams

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia


Young Adult Fiction
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard*

Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin (ARC review)*

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

All Things New by Lauren Miller (ARC review)

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Holes by Louis Sachar

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan (NetGalley review)*


The Tournament at Gorlan by John Flanagan*
The Battle of Hackham Heath by John Flanagan*

Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder
Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder
Night Study by Maria V. Snyder
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder


Young Adult Fantasy
Redeemed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

The Outcasts by John Flanagan
The Invaders by John Flanagan
The Hunters by John Flanagan

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley

Zodiac by Romina Russell
Wandering Star by Romina Russell
Black Moon by Romina Russell

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater


Urban Fantasy
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard*

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs


Historical Fantasy
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho


Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin (ARC review)*


Romance Fantasy
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet


Paranormal Romance
Ever My Love by Lynn Kurland
Stars in Your Eyes by Lynn Kurland

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan (NetGalley review)*


Historical Romance
Dreams of Lilacs by Lynn Kurland
From This Moment On by Lynn Kurland