Tag Archives: magical realism

THE LEGENDS OF PINENA – INVASION OF THE ALIENS

I had not heard of author Amy Zhao when she contacted me about featuring her fourth book. Not surprising as about 75% of my reviews are for contemporary stories. When I do dip into fantasy and magical realism, I hope … Continue reading

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Elephant’s Girl

Tornadoes, a girl with a mysterious past, ghostly visits, and of course elephants combine to bring the most engaging and heartwarming middle grade story of 2020. Elephant’s Girl had me from the beginning then blew me away with its satisfying … Continue reading

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MOON SHADOW for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

When I began reading this book a sense of dread hovered over me. I felt myself trapped in  another MG mini-drama filled with divorce, broken friendships, and confused feelings. But wait…a bit of magic saved the day. The magic here … Continue reading

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