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Review: Darke (Septimus Heap, Book 6) by Angie Sage

by First Mate Keira August 2, 2014
Review: Darke (Septimus Heap, Book 6) by Angie Sage

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Darke (Septimus Heap, Book 6) Author: Angie Sage Format: Hardback Page Count: 656 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Marcia Overstrand accidentally Banished Alther Mella when she Banished Teritus Fume. Soon after, Merrin creates a Darke Domaine and it engulfs the Castle. He’s going to make Septimus Heap […]

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Walk the Plank with Laura Stoddard (Author Interview)

by First Mate Keira July 28, 2014
Walk the Plank with Laura Stoddard (Author Interview)

First Mate Keira: The Dreamosphere came from one of your tween journals. Do you remember what first gave you the inspiration for the story? Can you share a picture of the page? Laura Stoddard: I am notorious for my dreams. They are beyond anything you could possibly imagine. Bizarre and ridiculous to the extreme. I […]

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Review: Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman

by CaptainYarr July 18, 2014
Review: Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Dread Locks Author: Neal Shusterman Format: Paperback # of pages: 176 Grade Reading Level: Summary: Parker Baer is spoiled. He has everything he’s ever wanted and then some. But the only problem is that he thinks his life is dull and boring. He rethinks this observation after a girl named […]

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Audio Review: The Fire Chronicle (Books of Beginning, Book 2) by John Stephens

by First Mate Keira June 20, 2014
Audio Review: The Fire Chronicle (Books of Beginning, Book 2) by John Stephens

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Fire Chronicle (Books of Beginning, Book 2) Author: John Stephens Format: Audiobook Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins Narrator: Jim Dale Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12, Grades 4-7 Summary: Kate, Michael, and Emma are determined to find their parents. Their wizard friend Stanislaus Pym hides the siblings at […]

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Audio Review: The Emerald Atlas (Books of Beginning, Book 1) by John Stephens

by First Mate Keira June 18, 2014
Audio Review: The Emerald Atlas (Books of Beginning, Book 1) by John Stephens

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Emerald Atlas (Books of Beginning, Book 1) Author: John Stephens Format: Audiobook Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins Narrator: Jim Dale Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12, Grades 4-7 Summary: Kate, Michael, and Emma are orphans and siblings. For ten years they have been shuffled from place to place […]

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Review: The Grim Legacy by Polly Shulman

by First Mate Keira June 17, 2014
Review: The Grim Legacy by Polly Shulman

by First Mate Keira Title: The Grim Legacy Author: Polly Shulman Format: Hardback Page Count: 325 Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: Her life changed when Elizabeth Rew chose to do a report on the Grimm Brothers. Soon Elizabeth will discover that magic is real and so are the fairytales the Grimm Brothers told. Once […]

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