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Ghosts of Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #2) by Kate Milford

TJ Burns — March 3, 2018 My 10-year-old daughter and I loved Ghosts of Greenglass House even more than the first book in this series, Greenglass House, which we absolutely loved! We were glad, along with Milo and his parents, … Continue reading

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Greenglass House (Greenglass House #1) by Kate Milford

TJ Burns — February 3, 2018 Wow! Fantastic! Fun, mysterious, suspenseful. And man, I did not see that twist coming. Boom! Intriguing & entertaining characters, original setting, clever premise, creative puzzles — fun for young and old! I read this … Continue reading

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Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass #1) by Gwendolyn Clare

TJ Burns — December 2017 Wow! Yes! This is my kind of book! Intelligent, clever, creative, and action-packed story line; intriguing and diverse characters, who experience personal growth; interesting, clever, and at times witty dialogue; surprises and unexpected twists – … Continue reading

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The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1) by Jonathan Stroud

TJ Burns — December 7, 2017 Wheeeeeeeee-uuuuuuuuuh! Boom-chuckaluckla-boom! That was an exciting ride! Yeee-ha! The humorous, chuckle-out-loud interaction and dynamics between the three main characters is refreshing, entertaining, and endearing — all at once! I guessed the who-dunnit shortly before … Continue reading

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Like Vanessa by Tami Charles

TJ Burns — February 2018 Heart-wrenching, moving, and inspirational all at once. Who’d have ever thought I’d get involved in the story about a beauty pageant contestant? But this book has so much to offer. Vanessa’s aspirations go so much … Continue reading

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Artemis by Andy Weir

TJ Burns — August 2017 Fantastic read! Something for all of my senses! Intelligent, scientific, thought-provoking contents; action-packed, suspenseful, clever story-line; less-than-perfect, but approachable, understandable, and intriguing characters; witty, laugh-out-loud dialogues; all wrapped together into one exciting ride! Jazz is … Continue reading

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Emily and the Spellstone by Michael Rubens

TJ Burns — September 23, 2017 Laugh-out-loud, smart, creative, action-packed, middle-grade adventure! Emily and the Spellstone claims to be a middle grade novel, but there is wit enough to capture and captivate an older audience as well. I read this … Continue reading

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Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

TJ Burns — September 9, 2017 Wow! Just wow! What an exhilarating ride! Interesting, likable characters! Unexpected, unpredictable twists and turns! This story is amazing! It blew me away. Before I knew it, I was finished and dazed – I … Continue reading

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The Border by Steve Schafer

TJ Burns — August 2017 Pato, Arbo, Gladys, and Marco are such genuine, well-developed characters, I feel I know them — really know them. I had a stake in their fate – I needed to see them through their trials, … Continue reading

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Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones

TJ Burns — July 2017 I was intrigued and thoroughly captivated at the start. Liesl is an interesting character. Such untapped and unappreciated talent, such passion with no outlet to express it… she just had to explode (sooner rather than … Continue reading

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