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The Storming

The Storming

Full Disclosure Book 2, by Ellis Logan Ana Alvarsson isn’t a child anymore. She’s done following the rules. Listen to your elders. Let the grown-ups take care of things. Be a good girl. Be perfect. Ana’s blood is boiling. Her parents have exiled her to […]

A Change In Crime

A Change In Crime

La Famiglia di Mostri Book 1, by D.R. Perry Dragon Award Finalist for Alternate History! In November of 1929, the last autumn leaves started a domino effect in Fall River. At a time when most give thanks, others lurk at society’s fringes, waiting for a […]

Born of Water

Born of Water

An Elemental Origins Novel by A.L. Knorr

Everything you thought you knew about mermaids is wrong.

Life for a high school kid in Saltford should be simple and straightforward – for 17-year-old Targa MacAuley, it’s anything but.

Navigating life with a supernatural mother is tricky enough, but dealing with the feelings of guilt that she’s never been able to ‘change’, and confusion that she doesn’t seem to be attracted to boys (or girls for that matter), Targa feels like she’s got more demons than the average kid.

When the opportunity to salvage a mysterious wreck in the Baltic arises for her mom, a professional salvage diver by day, Targa jumps at the chance to go abroad for the summer. But it’s when she meets Antoni, and a boating accident puts them both in danger, that Targa’s world turns inside out for good.

Bookdragon says: This was a fun addition to the series. We found the material to be a little more mature and sexy than the others, but still clean. It’s fine as a standalone read, but we can’t wait to see what happens eventually when all the girls bring together their elements.

An Interview with YA Author Nicole DragonBeck

An Interview with YA Author Nicole DragonBeck

Hi Nicole! Welcome to BookDragon Club. What are you working on right now? I am working on book 5 of my 10-part YA fantasy series, The Guardians of the Path, titled Wasteland (said like Ireland or Switzerland, not “Waste”-“Land”). What’s your favorite thing about writing? […]

Utopia Dystopia

Utopia Dystopia

Momaya Short Story Review 2017 from Momaya Press Utopia or Dystopia? 2017 was a year of contradictions. Some of the world’s greatest literature have dealt with the theme of dystopia — Atwood’s The Handmaiden’s Tale, Burgess’ The Clockwork Orange, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Huxley’s […]

Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear

by Ben Mikaelsen

In his Napra Nautilus Award-winning novel Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life.

After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go.

While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and from himself.

Bookdragon says: Okay, this was an intense read. There are some harrowing accounts of physical abuse, and Cole’s first few days are truly terrible — injured badly by a bear, seagulls pecking at his torn flesh — this is not pretty. But the eventual redemption and self-examination of a boy filled with anger and hate overcomes the ugliness, teaching important lessons about responsibility, happiness and really living.

Brooding YA Hero

Brooding YA Hero

Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, by Carrie Ann DiRisio and‎ Broody McHottiepants Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know […]

The Hammer of Thor

The Hammer of Thor

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2, by Rick Riordan Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost. It has fallen […]

Born of Earth

Born of Earth

An Elemental Origins Novel by A.L. Knorr

Something’s wrong with Jasher: “He wasn’t just close to the veil, he was inside it. That kind of beginning is bound to leave its mark…” 

Georjayna Sutherland isn’t exactly thrilled about going to Ireland to live with her aunt for the summer, and even less thrilled when her adopted cousin Jasher turns out to be as friendly as a nest of vipers. But at least it gets her out of Saltford and away from her neglectful mother, Liz.

When Georjie unearths Jasher’s terrifying secret she finds herself embroiled in a mystery that involves the very power of nature itself. But it’s when Georjayna herself begins to change in new and powerful ways she doesn’t understand that she realizes…things have gotten personal.

Bookdragon says: We’re slowly making our way through this series and so far this is our favorite book! Jasher is a doll, and you know we have a soft spot in our hearts for faeries. If you like tales of redemtion and healing, along with some paranormal romance, then this is the read for you.