The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

I can’t believe this excellent story is a debut novel. Old Nurse tells the children a story of The Wicked Stepmom [tm] who sends her beautiful step daughter to marry Lord Frost. Stepdaughter comes home with a chest of gold. Stepmom sends daughter. Daughter comes home frozen to death. Then the children’s mom dies after … More The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore My rating: 4 of 5 stars Who taught Superman about his superpowers? “John Smith” (he changed his name so often that this is all that was left) is a teenager on earth, from another planet, waiting for his powers to kick in. The bad guys, from a different … More I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore