V.L. Perillo creates a believable apocalyptic near future in Water Thieves! After a disease particle has contaminated the water of South America, two sisters must scrape out a living while trying to head north. But as they journey, they are inexplicably flung into the past, giving them the chance to prevent the contamination. This book reminded me pleasantly of Terminator in a way, and Perillo’s writing is wonderfully vivid, descriptive, and cinematic! I also love how this book’s funds help support the world’s water situation. Check this one out if you’re up for an exciting and realistic middle grade adventure!
L.C. Perry plants us in the middle of a dystopian war in Gold Shadow! Ebony has been a slave in the underground cities her whole life, but when she’s liberated by surface rebels, she’s left with an important question: how far is she willing to go to preserve her freedom? I really enjoyed the action and depth of emotion in Ebony’s struggle! Perry’s world was really interesting so I’m excited to see where the story goes next!
The Menacing House
K.G. Petrone captures the creepy mood and feel of classic ghost stories in The Menacing House! In the course of her investigation, a detective must revisit the place of a childhood trauma. Petrone builds the suspense over time and the connection between our main character’s past and present was really interesting! Check this one out if you’re in the mood for an atmospheric crawl through a creepy setting!
Beyond Rock Bottom
Kara Petrovic paints a beautiful picture of the struggle and endurance of the human spirit in Beyond Rock Bottom! Petrovic’s poetry speaks of the harsh conditions those suffering from mental illness often face, but it’s not all bleak. Petrovic’s message is hopeful and her prose is deep and meaningful! Check this one out if you’re looking for something to move the soul!
The Winter Wizard
Daniel Peyton sets us on a fast-paced adventure in The Winter Wizard! After an ancient threat is released, it falls to two radio hosts and their newfound mysterious friend to stop it from destroying North America. I really loved Peyton’s mythology and his actiony movie-like descriptions! Check out The Winter Wizard if you’re up for a highflying fantasy adventure sprinkled with a bit of humor!