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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 []

Powerful by S.N. Lemoing (Book Review #254)

This review was kindly requested by S. N. Lemoing. Powerful is the first novel of its series, translated from French. The dystopian story revolves around the magical world of Harcilor. The story is set in a magical world with enchanted creatures. There are two kinds of people living under the reign of King Geldir. The Guardians, which have different magical abilities and the Lesilarens, who don’t have any magic at all. The living situation is hard and people are oppressed. Cyr, a []

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 []