Fiction

Leonardo the Florentine by Catherine Jaime (Book Review #286)

Leonardo the Florentine is a historical fiction about the life, travels, and biography of Da Vinci. This book is a representation of an attempt to provide an insightful and educational view of how Leonardo’s life was before he became the famous Da Vinci. After reading the book, there is no doubt in the vast and immense knowledge of the author over the subject matter, however, what did transpire within the content may not have been as informational as it could have been. []

Ennara and the Fallen Druid by Angela Shelley (Book Review #27)

Open your eyes to the world where children that possess magic, “caul,” are bought, sold and kept like good luck charms. Ennara is the only “caul” in Estlan, and her parents paid the nurse not to reveal her identity to protect her. Ennara still has the tattoo to prove who she is but hides it from people. She is sent with Tork, a great wizard, to the sunken city in search of a sword that is going to kill the shadespawn, the []

Failure in Philadelphia? By Catherine Jaime (Book Review #287)

Failure in Philadelphia? Is a short historical fiction about Henry. He is a teenager and servant at a boarding house in Philadelphia. As the time rises for the country to come up with a revision of the Articles of Confederation, Henry is asked to learn and to report back to the British Consul of everything he learns about it. Henry is able to do this because the people that stay over where he works are delegators. He becomes a spy, and that []

Born for Adversity by Keith Julius (Book Review #261)

Born for Adversity is the second book of The CASA Chronicles. The story is about Aaron Reed, a little boy that gets injured at a playground and is sent to the ER. At the hospital, things turn for the worse when the family is suspected of child abuse. Marks on Aaron’s back and his side are discovered creating doubt in Laura’s mind (the mother) that her son is somehow being abused at home by her partner, Ted. Tensions are high once Ted packs []