What are you currently reading?
Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
Flush with her success with the Baby Toes Eating Giant, Claudette is certain that she has a bright future as an adventurer. Her new plan is to slay Azra, the dragon that ate her father's legs. Azra also took her father's magic sword, the only weapon capable of defeating the gargoyles that are plaguing the village. With Marie and Gaston by her side, Claudette is certain she has what it takes to defeat the dragon.
Kids love the adventure of these stories. Parents will enjoy the messages of believing in yourself and the complex nature of things we don't understand.
What did you recently finish reading?
Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt
Penelope's life has always been defined by privilege and protection. Her father is the head of a black market organ donation syndicate. Her autoimmune disorder has always meant that her parents keep a pretty close eye one her. She dreams of freedom, but freedom comes at a terrible cost. As her family is betrayed, Penelope must go on the run with no idea who to trust.
Organized crime is a pretty interesting topic, making this a fresh approach to the standard "star crossed lovers" type plot. The action is pretty constant and the characters are relatively likeable.
What do you think you will read next?
A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
This story of "difficult" girls doing affecting change on the sly has potential.