Tonstant Weader Reviews

Opinionated Book Reviews.



The Memory Collectors by Kim Neville

Many of us have seemingly worthless objects we treasure because they hold memories of their owners. A father's hat, a mother's ring, a child's old shoe, we connect with them emotionally. In The Memory Collectors, Kim Neville takes this idea... Continue Reading →

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert

Tales from the Hinterland is a perfect companion to The Hazel Wood  and The Night Country, two books about the adventures of Alice and her friend Atticus Finch as she explores the world of her grandmother, the author of Tales... Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Kingdom by Signe Pike

The Forgotten Kingdom is the second in a trilogy that takes us back to right before Arthur, telling us the story of Merlin's sister whose existence is suggested by a 13th-century poem of him in dialogue with his sister. Signe... Continue Reading →

Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Ink & Sigil is an enjoyable fantasy for the great world-builder Kevin Hearne. Al MacBharrais is our narrator hero, a sigil agent, one of only five sigil agents in the world and he has trouble. His apprentice died choking on... Continue Reading →

Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Girl of Ink and Stars is an exciting story of a young girl named Isabella whose father is a cartographer, a lost art since their island has been cut off from the world after a terrible tyrant has invaded... Continue Reading →

A Blight of Blackwings by Kevin Hearne

A Blight of Blackwings is the second book in Kevin Hearne's Seven Kennings fantasy series. It moves several groups of people forward from A Blight of Blackwings. As before we have the historian Dervan narrating the story with some of... Continue Reading →

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

The Extraordinaries features Nick Bell, the best fanfic writer about a new cadre of superheroes. These superheroes are not from DC or Marvel universes, they are real. People with extraordinary abilities like Nick's favorite Shadow Star who can control shadows... Continue Reading →

Highfire by Eion Colfer

Highfire is the story of a plucky young boy named Squib who is excels at going from the frying pan to the fire. His real name is Everett, but he's called Squib after losing a finger in a dynamite accident. The... Continue Reading →

Follow Me To Ground by Sue Rainsford

Follow Me To Ground is the story of Ada and her father who live outside a village they serve by curing what ails them. They sometimes have to bury them in "The Ground" for a few days for the cure to... Continue Reading →

The Schrödinger by Laurel Brett

Garrett Adams is a behaviorist, a college professor whose life consists of operant conditioning of rats and occasional nights of drinking with his old college buddy Jerry, a Freudian. It is the Sixties and he is so outside the flow... Continue Reading →

The Night Country by Melissa Albert

The Night Country is a sequel to Meliisa Albert's stunning debut The Hazel Wood. It opens as Alice is back in the real world and graduating from high school. She has a part-time job at a bookstore and her best friend... Continue Reading →

The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts

The Rise of Magicks completes the "Chronicles of The One" trilogy. Fallon along with the twins Duncan and Tonia who all share a magical ancestry fated to save the world begins reclaiming the world from the forces of hate (the... Continue Reading →

The Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

The Fate of the Fallen is the first in a new series from Kel Kade whose "King's Dark Tidings" tetralogy was a bestseller. It begins with the murder of the chosen one, Mathias the Lightbane, on the very day he... Continue Reading →

The Brilliant Dark by S. M. Beiko

The Brilliant Dark is the third and final installment in The Realm of Ancients series by S. M. Beiko. In this last chapter of the series, the story is organized around Saskia, a Mundane who has been raised by Denizens.... Continue Reading →

Scion of the Fox by S. M. Beiko

Scion of the Fox is the story of Roan Harken, a high school student in Winnipeg, who lives with her uncle and aunt in her grandmother's house after her parents died in a car accident. Suddenly all sorts of odd... Continue Reading →

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