The Great Trouble

The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson   Rating: 4 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From   Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye … More The Great Trouble

Mary: The Summoning

Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan Rating: 3 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her. Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them–Jess, … More Mary: The Summoning

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona (Artist) Rating: 3 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From “Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she … More Ms. Marvel

Serial Saturday

    The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade Series Rating: 4 out of 5 magical coffee cups         I found the first book by accident.  I thought the premiss sounded interesting. From The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an … More Serial Saturday


 The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence by Stan Lee, Stuart Moore, Andie Tong (Illustrations Rating 4 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From Goodreads:   “When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-America teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He’ll have to … More Zodiac

War Horse

War Horse By Michael Morpurgo Rating: 5 out of 5 magical coffee cups       This book is written from the point of view of a horse named Joey.  At first I thought that this book was going to be a little silly reading the thoughts of a horse but this book is wonderful. … More War Horse