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Nothing Is Impossible: Indi Reviews

In which we did nothing so that we could be impossible. Our indi reviews.

Karl – “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children” by Kristin Cronn-Mills
Jenny – “Get the Scoop on Animal Poop” by Dawn Cusick
Adrienne – Maze Runner movie review
Emma – “Shh! We Have a Plan” by Chris Haughton

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season

“The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon

Compatible books:
“Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman
Abhorsen series by Garth Nix
Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore
“Killer of Enemies” by Joseph Bruchac
Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater
“Burning Sky” by Sherry Thomas
“White Space” by Ilsa Bick
“5th Wave” by Rick Yancey
“Sekret” by Lindsay Smith

“Keeping It Real” Indi Reviews

Yeah, we keep it real, yo. Our individual reviews for your ear bones.

“Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra” by Jason Fry
“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” board game
“Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon In Two” by Catherynne Valente
“Man Made Boy” by Jon Skovron

Cone Sold Stober Indi Reviews

We come to you cone sold stober as we give you our indi reviews.

“Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury” edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle

“Linus the Vegetarian T-Rex” by Robert Neubecker

“Project Cain” by Geoffrey Girard

“Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant” by Tony Cliff

The Witch’s Curse by Keith McGowan

The Witch's Curse

A written review by Jenny

Witch’s Curse by Keith MCGowen is another funny hair-raising adventure based on the Brothers Grimm folktale Brother and Sister. Sol and Connie- who were almost EATEN in The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children—are fleeing Grand Creek before the witches cronies can find them. They jump on the bus to the next town and all seems well until the bus breaks down.

Connie has to do some business and they soon find themselves lost in THE forest. It isn’t long before they meet a cursed hunter, a kindly forest ranger (or is she?) an unexpected witch, a mysterious elk, and a vegetarian. Connie and Sol have to use their wits to break the curse of the enchanted forest and escape the evil witch.  Can’t wait for Sol and Connie’s next adventure.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” by April Genevieve Tucholke

A written review by Adrienne,

Violet is a quiet girl who prefers reading to friends. She and her twin brother Luke live in Citizen Kane, a majestically down-on-its-luck mansion. The mansion belonged to their past wealthy relatives but it was Freddie, their grandmother, who made it grand. Violet has not only kept Freddie’s clothes after she passed, she still wears them as she still misses her.

The twins have been on their own after their parents left for Europe to spend through the last of the family wealth and are slow to return. Realizing money for food that was left to them by their parents was starting to run out, Violet offers the guesthouse for rent. Showing up is River West, a charming, self-assured, mysterious with more than a hint of danger boy. River IS mysterious and VERY dangerous as a reluctant Violet discovers. River has what he calls the “glow” which allows him to manipulate people to see what the most wish or most fear. He can also make them hurt no only their selves but others, too.

Violet does ignore much of what River does even when it’s right before her eyes. The attraction she has with River and overlooking his misdeeds are explained by his ability to manipulate her emotions. This is plausible but if readers aren’t paying attention it can become annoying how she refuses to stop River. River’s powers can last up to several hours so he has to be around in order to keep the others from stopping him.

Violet, Luke, and a friend to both twins, Sunshine, slowly unravel the secret of River and his ability. Even though Violet was warned by her grandmother about the danger of holding the hand of the Devil, she is entranced anyway as is the reader. Tulcholke writes a moody, atmospheric story full of surprises and pearl-clutching scenes.

The house and the small town in which they live, called Echo, are characters in their own right. Both have a personality that is worn but welcoming and hiding secrets. The ending is overstuffed with exposition to set up the next book in the series but the ride is worth the trip. Recommended for High School and up.

P.S. [reviewer note]
Fans of the TV show “Supernatural” will notice a cross between the episodes “Croatoan” and “Good God, Y’all” in Tulcholke’s story. I don’t know about you but those two episodes freaked me out but good.