Reviews

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1), by Rick Riordan

Very few authors hold as much sway in the middle grade (a different class from young adult, by the way) fantasy community as Rick Riordan. Any story where a child finds out they are the child of a god in any real-world pantheon owes its inspiration to the Percy Jackson books and all their sequel … Continue reading The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1), by Rick Riordan

The Enchanted Sonata, by Heather Dixon Wallwork

Here's a funny little story. Way back in June, the uncanny mood struck me to search for young adult book versions of one of my favorite stories ever, The Nutcracker. I don't know entirely why: I guess I just needed a soul-deep influx of Christmas cheer, magic, romance, pageantry, and childlike wonder. I found so … Continue reading The Enchanted Sonata, by Heather Dixon Wallwork