Category Archives: Novels – Juvenile Sci Fi & Fantasy

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling Premise: In Harry’s third year at Hogwarts all heck breaks loose!  Notorious criminal Sirius Black has broken out of Azkaban prison and is … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling Premise: Harry Potter is back for his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!  Don’t get too comfortable, though–danger lurks yet … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

This post contains an affiliate link. I read the Harry Potter series years ago, though not when they first came out.  I had a thing back then about reading books which were being talked about non-stop.  The more someone told … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

This post contains an affiliate link. I just finished The Mysterious Benedict Society.  Thanks for the recommendation, smile rac! Premise: A group of children who are without families are tasked with saving the world from the nefarious Mr. Curtain.  Does … Continue reading

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The Islands of the Blessed by Nancy Farmer

This post contains an affiliate link. I finished the final book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy–The Islands of the Blessed. I think this was the best book in the series! Premise: Jack and his companions must go on another … Continue reading

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The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer

This post contains an affiliate link. I finished The Land of the Silver Apples last night and am happy to report that I thoroughly enjoyed it!  It is the second book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy. Premise: When Lucy … Continue reading

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The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

This post contains an affiliate link. While perusing the shelves on a recent library visit, I found The Sea of Trolls and thought it looked interesting. It is the first book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy. Premise: Jack is … Continue reading

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

This post contains an affiliate link. Artemis Fowl is the first book from my Thrift Store Young Adult Reading Challenge.  Strictly speaking, not all of the books in this challenge are young adult books.  A couple of them are middle … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

This post contains an affiliate link. While picking up some books at the library the other day, I spotted Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sitting on the counter with the new items.  I’m a big Harry Potter fan and … Continue reading

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Dragon’s Bait by Vivian Vande Velde

This post contains an affiliate link. My son brought Dragon’s Bait home from the library and I picked it up to read one night after he’d gone to bed.  I didn’t know what to expect, and let me tell you … Continue reading

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After the End by Amy Plum

This post contains affiliate links. This is not the kind of book that I would normally pick up, but seeing as we’re in the middle of moving, my choices are limited.  I’ve packed up almost all of our chapter books … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo by Jude Watson

This post contains affiliate links. We also read Death on Naboo, another novel in the Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi series that we thoroughly enjoyed! Ferus is now in prison, slowly wasting away, but still trying to plan … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi: Underworld by Jude Watson

This post contains an affiliate link. I’ve gotten a little behind on our Star Wars chapter books.  We finished Underworld some time ago, and I didn’t bother to post about it.  We’ve just been enjoying our reading too much. In … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning by Jude Watson

This post contains an affiliate link. The boys and I have finished Dark Warning, the second book in the Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi series.  Book number three is waiting on a library shelf for us to come … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission by Jude Watson

This post  contains an affiliate link. The last chapter book that the boys and I read together was Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission. It’s a novel for kids, with the story taking place while Obi-Wan … Continue reading

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