Middle Grade Mini Reviews

Hello friends,

I have been reading some really good middle grade lately, so I figured I’d do a bit of a wrap up! Middle grade books are a lot of fun and are just oh so comforting. The only thing is I don’t usually have a TON to say about them. So, because I wanted to review them, but wouldn’t have enough for a post each I will review them together!

Nightbooks by J.A. White

A retelling of Hansel and Gretel, and 1000 Nights, Alex’s original scary stories are the only thing keeping Natacha happy. He needs to keep writing, because soon he will run out of stories and she wont be happy. Now that Alex is trapped in his own scary story, he is desperate for a different ending.

This one was spooky and thrilling! It really felt like a modern Grimm tale and I loved it. There was a lot to learn and the world was interesting! There were also some twists that I did not see coming. It was definitely very spooky at times and I highly enjoyed it.

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

Violet never wanted to move to Perfect. Who would want to live in a town where everyone needs to wear glasses or they go blind? When Violet and her family move to Perfect for her dad’s new job she slowly begins to realize that something is wrong in the town.

I adored this book! It was sooo spooky! If you haven’t noticed yet, I love spooky. It was spooky from the very beginning and the mystery unfolded nicely. I didn’t guess what was happening in the town until very late in the story. It was absolutely not what I was suspecting but it was perfect! I highly recommend it!

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang is a vampire. She likes Goblin Tag, cuddling her pet pumpkin, Squashy, and playing with her friends. She has a healthy fear of the Creatures of the Light. When the King’s son joins their school Amelia and her friends have some hurdles to overcome.

This book is absolutely adorable. It is filled with the cutest illustrations done by the author and it is full of whimsy. It’s about the Creatures of the Dark and their lives. It’s also about friendship, standing up for yourself, and understanding people who are different from yourself. This book definitely falls on the younger end of Middle Grade, but it was enjoyable no less. I adored the characters and the story and I can’t wait to continue the series.

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