Title: Wildwood

Author: Colin Meloy

541 Pages

Genre: Fantasy, Trilogy

Date read: April 2020 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: When a murder of crows takes Prue’s baby brother into the strange and mysterious forest, Prue knows she has to go after him. The world she discovers within this mysterious forest is not what she expects.


Review: I thought this book was ok. I enjoyed it a lot, but I think I would’ve liked it more if I had read it at a younger age. However, I do think it was worth reading. I hadn’t read a fantasy book in awhile before picking this up, but this book was very enthralling. I would recommend this to people who don’t normally like fantasy because I think you will be surprised with this amazing story!

The Young Elites

Title: The Young Elites

Author: Marie Lu

344 Pages

Genre: Dystopian, Trilogy, Fantasy

Date read: January 2020 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: After kids get sick with this disease, if it doesn’t kill them it leaves them scarred and with powers. This book follows a girl who is mistreated by her father. She was sick with this disease, and now has powers. Throughout this book she is searching for a famed group of kids who are just like girl.


Review: I thought this book was very creatively done. The main character was very interesting, and the writing was very captivating. The plot was also well done, and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an adventurous read.

The Kingdom of Back

Title: The Kingdom of Back

Author: Marie Lu

336 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Date read: May 2020

Synopsis: Mozart’s sister Nannerl is a phenomenal musician. But she fears that she will not be remembered because her brother outshines her. So when a boy from a fantastical kingdom comes to make her an offer to make her remembered, of course she accepts. This magical kingdom is not what it seems.


Review: I think the connection between music, history, and fantasy in this book was so genius. I think this book was so unique, and since I play the piano I just loved the music aspect of this book. This book brought some important light on Mozarts lesser known sister. I would highly recommend this book to people who didn’t know Mozart had a sister!

The Indian in the Cupboard

Title: The Indian in the Cupboard

Author: Lynne Reid Banks

240 Pages

Genre: Fantasy

Date read: August 2019 (Seventh Grade)

Synopsis: Omri is thrilled when he gets a plastic, toy Indian for his birthday. He finds out the when he puts it in his cupboard, another of his birthday presents, it turns to life. Now tasked with keeping his Indian alive and a secret, Omri’s life is complicated. His adventures with his Indian will surprise you!!

2 stars

Review: I thought this book was ok. I mainly read it because my mom has been bugging me to read it since it’s a classic. I think it was worth reading, but didn’t live up to the praise she gave it. I would recommend this book to a lower elementary schooler because I think someone who is younger would enjoy the plot more than I did.