Category Archive: Book Reviews

Jul 24

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Odd and the Frost Giants Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell Genre: Fantasy, Mythology Release Date: October 4, 2016 Synopsis (from Amazon): Written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by UK Laureate Chris Riddell, this new edition of the thrilling, wintry Nordic tale weaves a truly magical story of legend …

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Jul 17

Everlost (The Skinjacker Trilogy #1) by Neal Shusterman, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Everlost (The Skinjacker Trilogy, #1) Author: Neal Shusterman Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Release Date: October 1, 2006 Synopsis (from Amazon): Nick and Allie don’t survive the car accident, but their souls don’t exactly get where they’re supposed to go either. Instead, they’re caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as …

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Jul 10

Krazy: George Herriman, A Life In Black And White by Michael Tisserand, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Krazy: George Herriman, A Life In Black And White Author: Michael Tisserand Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography Release Date: December 6, 2016 Synopsis (from Amazon): In the tradition of Schulz and Peanuts, an epic and revelatory biography of Krazy Kat creator George Herriman that explores the turbulent time and place from which he emerged—and the …

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Jul 03

Off To Be The Wizard (Magic 2.0 #1) by Scott Meyer, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Off To Be The Wizard (Magic 2.0, #1) Author: Scott Meyer Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction Release Date: March 18, 2014 Synopsis (from Amazon): Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every …

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Jun 26

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: The Phantom Tollbooth Author: Norton Juster Illustrator: Jules Feiffer Genre: Fantasy Release Date: 1961 Synopsis (from Amazon): For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the …

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Jun 19

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Books for Boys Review

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Share:  Introduction Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia Release Date: August 16, 2011 Synopsis (from Amazon): In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to …

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Jun 12

The Ghost in the Crystal (School of the Ages #1) by Matt Posner, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: The Ghost in the Crystal (School of the Ages #1) Author: Matt Posner Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: August 13, 2010 Synopsis (from Amazon): Ghosts, elementals, time travel, magic duels, teen romance, sacrifice, and ultimate loss… Simon, thirteen, is drawn by surprise into America’s greatest magic school: New York City’s School of …

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Jun 05

Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers #1) by Rachel Aaron, Books for Boys Review

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Share:Introduction Title: Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers #1) Author: Rachel Aaron Genre: Urban Fantasy, Dystopia Release Date: July 13, 2014 Synopsis (from Amazon): As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior …

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May 29

Magnus Opum by Jonathan Gould, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Magnus Opum Author: Jonathan Gould Genre: Epic Fantasy, Satire Release Date: April 1, 2012 Synopsis (from Amazon): An epic tale of swords and baked goods. Magnus Mandalora never planned to go out into the big, wide world. He thought he’d live out his life in his homely little village, happily cooking and eating …

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May 22

Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson, Books for Boys Review

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Share: Introduction Title: Steelheart (Reckoners #1) Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Urban Fantasy/Dystopia Release Date: September 24, 2013 Synopsis (from Amazon): Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary people extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. Epics are no friends of man. With incredible gifts came …

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