Series Review: Abhorsen Trilogy

Synopsis: In the north of Ancelstierre, a normal country with no magic, is a wall that separates it from the Old Kingdom. In the Old Kingdom, there are two types of magic: Charter and Free. Charter Magic is controlled by symbols, while Free Magic is wild and dangerous, but also lets the wielder control the dead. The Abhorsen's job is to use Charter Magic-infused bells to put the dead back where they belong. The books follow Sabriel as she becomes the Abhorsen and then Lirael, who is part of the future seeing Clayr.

Review: Echo North

Synopsis: Echo is attacked by a wolf when she is young, only to find that same wolf years later in the woods with her father, who has been missing for months. In order to save her father, she must go with the wolf to his enchanted house beneath a mountain to live and learn to take care of the house. She spends her time at the wolf's house uncovering mysteries and wandering book mirrors.

Review & Movie Comparison: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Synopsis: Set in 1946, writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from Dawsey Adams, a pig farmer on the island of Guernsey, who has a copy of a book that has her name and address in it. As they continue to correspond, she learns about how books influenced him and his community during the Nazi occupation. Juliet becomes so intrigued by the island and the residents that she wants to write her next book about their story.

Review: Josh + Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Synopsis: Hazel is at a party at her best friend's house celebrating her new position as 3rd grade teacher when she runs into Josh, a college crush that she hasn't seen in years. Hazel declares that she will become his best friend, so the pair starts to hang out and get to know each other. To help Josh get over his cheating ex-girlfriend, the two go on a series of double blind dates.