Teen Books

On the Wing (Talon 2) by Gigi Sedlmayer (Book Review #270)

On the wing is the second book of the Talon series. In the previous book, we learn that Matica suffers from an illness that prevents her from growing. Her physical form is about the size of a two-year-old, but mentally she is 9. Her parents move from Australia to Peru where this little girl has to face discrimination and abuse from the Peruvian Indians. They see her as evil and refuse to have her near the other children.   Things have changed []

Flight for Life (Talon #3) by Gigi Sedlmayer (Book Review #271)

Flight for life is the third book of the Talon series. In the previous book, we learn that Matica suffers from an illness that prevents her from growing. Her physical form is about the size of a two-year-old, but mentally she is 9. Her parents move from Australia to Peru where this little girl has to face discrimination and abuse from the Peruvian Indians. They see her as evil and refuse to have her near the other children. Things have changed after []

Connected (Talon #4) by Gigi Sedlmayer (Book Review #272)

Connected is the fourth book in the Talon Series. Matica and her village are getting along very long. The village elder Pajaro tells her something that changes her life on her 11th birthday. The poachers are back wanting to steal bird eggs and so the life of her beloved birds are again at risk. There are a lot more incidents happening in the fourth book for Matica and it has a much more mature take on things. The story has a strong []

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 []

Fractured Past by D. E. Chapman (Book Review #278)

Fractured Past is the first fantasy/young adult book from the “A Talnarin Novel Series.”  Alanna is a beautiful girl living in a world where there are five species. Humans are just one of them. An experiment curses her in becoming one of the Talnarins. They too are another kind of species. They have pigmented eyes and pointy ears. Each colored eye has their own strength, and oddly enough, Alanna has a complete different pigment to the rest of the kind, making her []

Don’t Mess with Coleman Stoops by Justin Lantier Novelli (Book Review #268)

Don’t Mess with Coleman Stoops is a middle-grade novel written about a twelve-year-old boy named Coleman. His life isn’t easy at school. He is the butt joke of everyone and his feelings towards a particular girl does not make his situation any better. Since the first time, he asked her out and received a flat out ‘No,’ he has been under severe bullying. His character, personality, and behavior all contribute to the setting until a boy named Trey comes along. With a []

Encounter (Talon 5) by Gigi Sedlmayer (Book Review #213)

Encounter is the fifth and final book in the Talon series. Talon, Tima, and Tamo are in danger as the poachers, Zed and Pete want to capture these birds and kill them. Matica is distraught and seeks the help of the Indian village leader. Things have changed from the first book. Matica used to be an outcast and now that she can fly with Talon, the Indians find her interesting and have accepted her. Pete and Zed dominate the story with their []

Eve Brenner Zombie by Alessia Giacomi (Book Review (#252)

This review was kindly requested by Alessia Giacomi. Eve Brenner Zombie is the first young adult book, in its series. The story revolves around Eve and her two friends, Cam and Alex. All three of them travel to Egypt for some adventure. Eve mysteriously gets touched by something in a sealed tomb. She begins to see things psychically change about her and as much as she can hide it at first, the symptoms start to take over. Her mission then becomes to []