The Storm Runner

https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Runner-J-C-Cervantes-ebook/dp/B07D9W3ZTP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1559610036&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=d110009e9105194fedd93e10d8220369&language=en_US In full disclosure, I'm pretty psyched about the new Rick Riordan imprint series of world mythology for middle-grade readers. This one not only has Mayan mythology (which I was searching for last year when we were studying them) but also homeschooling (due to bullying, which is actually which is a nice nod to normalizing … Continue reading The Storm Runner

The Good Demon

https://www.amazon.com/Good-Demon-Jimmy-Cajoleas-ebook/dp/B07BFTVJQQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=the+good+demon&qid=1559610127&s=gateway&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=787c984742ba58c5827de298fbc79b9a&language=en_US The prose in this novel was so descriptive that I not only read it one sitting, but I felt as if I were transported into the book. This is a classic horror story with a twist. The writing is evocative of either Neil Gaiman or Stephen King. Kind of YA homage to both I … Continue reading The Good Demon

The Benefits of Being An Octopus

https://www.amazon.com/Benefits-Being-Octopus-Ann-Braden-ebook/dp/B077V7NNZP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=1MSR1UP4NV0JH&keywords=the+benefits+of+being+an+octopus+by+ann+braden&qid=1559610467&s=gateway&sprefix=the+benefits+of+being+,aps,152&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=de5bb189a5ac1123a02419e332199c56&language=en_US Zoey is one of those girls who tries to blend in at school and go unnoticed. She doesn't have time for regular 7th-grade stuff likes clubs and stuff like that. She barely has time for homework as she takes care of her three younger siblings while her Mom works. They live in a trailer … Continue reading The Benefits of Being An Octopus

Finding Esme

https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Esme-Suzanne-Crowley-ebook/dp/B01NCVXWQT/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=1GERHC709OFU&keywords=finding+esme&qid=1559610626&s=gateway&sprefix=finding+es,aps,158&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=b2598cfc51dd8541f8a13e0b422a0ffd&language=en_US Since I've been back in the kid lit reading saddle I've been reading all tearjerkers. I need to consciously seek out a happy book this week. Not that this isn't a good book- it is. I've just been crying a little over my kindle all week. Anyhow, here goes- I really liked Esme, I … Continue reading Finding Esme