Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Bone Thief by Alyson Noel

The Bone Thief
This is a lovely middle grade fantasy in which 11 year old Grimsley, the only non-magical person in Quiver Hollows must save the town's magic, but he can't do it without the help of his friends. Will a boy with no magic whose only skill is to be a pet funeral director be able to save the town's magic before it is too late?  I highly recommend this book!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser

Chasing Eveline
This is a compelling YA realistic fiction book.  Sixteen year old Ivy and her best friend Matt love an old 80s band called Chasing Eveline that Ivy's mother had enjoyed.  Ivy's mom walked out on her and her father a couple of years ago and Ivy tries to connect with her memories of her mom through the music she loved.  Together Matt and Ivy hatch a plan to reunite the band and travel to Ireland to see them play.  They try all sorts of fundraising with various results.  This is a story about family and friendship and hope.