Frozen Beauty [Lexa Hillyer]

Lexa Hillyer's Frozen Beauty is marketed with references to poetic and lyrical prose. As it tells the tale of two sisters in alternating timelines as the truth of their eldest sister's secrets and eventual death is slowly revealed, I'd say this description is decently accurate. Readers follow the youngest, Lilly, in the past as she navigates…

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Shadow of the Batgirl [Sarah Kuhn]

I have never been an incredibly avid fan of Batman and stories centered around Gotham, but there have been several that I enjoyed in the past. Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn and illustrated by Nicole Goux, while very different from the Batman-related adaptations I have been exposed to before was actually quite a fun…

The Mischief-Maker’s Handbook [Mike Barfield]

The Mischief-Maker's Handbook by Mike Barfield and illustrated by Jan Buchczik was an unashamedly goofy book. And I'll admit, ninety percent of the reason why I decided to read it was due to the fact that I have a student who loves mischief. With how utterly fascinated this kid is with naughtiness, a part of me…