Crescent Moon Book Reviews


Children’s Fiction

The Map of Good Memories by  Fran Nūno








This book is heartbreaking and beautifully written. Entwined with many emotions, it follows  a young girl named Zoe whose home is taken away by war.  This book will remind you during the cold season ahead, to keep your best memories close. The pages are filled with watercolour visuals that will fill you with all of the good stuff (even the quality of the paper is a wonder and unusual for a typical book. I love the feel of the pages as I read this one). The book will bring you into a time portal to back in the day when things were simpler. I suggest you pick up a copy of this book to cherish forever or share as a meaningful gift.


Young Adult Fiction

Wings of Olympus by Kallie George


This month’s juvenile fiction book review will suit those who are ready for an adventure! It is a book of friendship, bravery and feeling. Pippa, an eleven year old girl, finds herself entwined in a perilous adventure. Stuck in a situation less than ideal as a servant caring for horses, she discovers a deep love for them. On her journey, she experiences difficult lessons on Mount Olympus racing winged horses. It is written so life like, it will seem like you are there with Pippa in moments of fear, happiness and excitement. A real page turner, once you pick it up, you will not put it down until the last page! You must give this book a try!


Young Adult Fiction

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill            


The girl who drank the moon is a unique and cozy novel.  It is the type of book that you pick up and never put down. You will read it over and over.  It is dark and magical. This book won the Newberry award and for good reason. The story follows a young girl as her magical life unfolds with a witch Xan, a wise swamp monster and a perfectly tiny dragon. Read to find out how the book title  came to be. I suggest reading this book                                                                         immediately!                                                                  


Children’s Fiction

Mary who wrote Frankenstein by Linda Bailey & Julia Sarda

        Mary who wrote Frankenstein is a dark and moody book to set the stage for the darker days ahead. I suggest cozying into a warm  reading chair to read it .  The book is about Mary Shelly as she went on the journey that made Frankenstein . It is very imaginative and will pull you deep into the story. It is pleasing on the ears and the eyes with stunning illustrations spilt across the pages. I give this book a five star review!

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