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VINCENT IN WONDERLAND by C. E. White

  Four Stars   What I am in the eyes of most people--a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person--somebody who has no position in society and will never have--in short, the lowest of the low....

Iggy and Oz: The Plastic Dinos of Doom (J.J. Johnson)

4 Stars  "Captain" Iggy and his little brother Oz (The Wizard) are minding their own business-- or maybe not-- when they discover that some old plastic dinosaurs have come to life! Just when they are...

THE KING’S TRIAL by M. L. Farb

  Five Stars   Yosyph is a developmentally disabled, mixed-race man who is mute--in public--in this high fantasy abounding in metaphors about following God's guidance instead of one's own understanding. In private, Yosyph works with his...

CIRCUS PHANTASM by Naomi P. Cohen

Five Stars    "Welcome, welcome, welcome. Welcome to the Circus Phantasm.   College freshman Emma has a problem. She can hear people's thoughts and what she hears she wishes she couldn't. She especially doesn't like to hear...

THE KING’S SWORD by C. J. Brightley

Five Stars  An ex-soldier, Kemen Sendoa, is not so much retired as left for dead after his squad was ambushed by a barbaric people north of the kingdom of Erdemen. He is wandering through...

The Crescent Stone (Matt Mikalatos)

Five Stars   This was one of the most interesting YA fantasies I've ever read! Matt Mikalatos has combined the tropes of high fantasy with present-day life of teenagers in real trouble. Madeline is dying of...

An Unexpected Adventure (Myth Coast Adventures Book One) (Kandi J Wyatt)

Three stars    An Unexpected Adventure by Kandi J Wyatt starts the way many movies and books for middle grade children start: a group of friends find something totally unexpected that they must...

Island of Myste (Randall Allen Dunn)

3 ½ Stars   All Yumiko wants is to find her birth mother and solve the mystery of her birth. When a freak storm drives Yumiko...

Divine Summons (The Wind Rider Saga) Book One (Rebecca P. Minor)

Five Stars  Divine Summons is a well-written fantasy that follows Vinyanel, an Elven Captain in the elven cavalry, a half-elven prophetess, and a silver dragon. The book opens with Vinyanel...

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