Book Review: There Are No Dragons In This Book by Donna Lambo-Weidner

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There Are No Dragons In This Book by Donna Lambo-Weidner is a children's book where kids look to make sure there are no dragons in the book.  The expected publication date is March 5, 2024.  I'd like to thank NetGalley for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of this book. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in this picture book.  I didn't care for the story, and it's not something I would likely read to a child.  I also didn't like that the story actually did have dragons in it only because I feel like a child might be upset that they were mislead.  However, I'm not the target audience, so kids may love it. On a positive note, I did enjoy the colorful illustrations.  It definitely gives the reader a lot to look at.  Three out of five stars is what I gave There Are No Dragons In This Book by Donna Lambo-Weidner. Follow Us On Social Media

Book Review: Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White

Book Review:  Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White
Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White has an expected publication date of January 3, 2023 and is the third book in a middle grade series.  The Sinister-Winterbottoms are in pursuit of Edaren't and find themselves at a summer camp that is as mysterious as it is very normal.  When all the campers begin acting strange, and Theo decides to investigate.

Thank you to NetGalley, Random House Children's, and Delacorte Press for the advanced copy of Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White.  I was excited to be approved to read this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

Not having read the other two novels in the Sinister Summer book series, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I thought this being a children's book, it would be relatively easy to garner the back story and keep the characters straight.  I did have trouble connecting the dots as far as the back story goes, but I eventually got the gist of it.  And, it did take me a few chapters to keep the main characters clear in my head.  I think what threw me was that Theo is a girl, not a guy.  The author finally revealed that Theo's full name was Theodora approximately halfway into the book.  It also threw me that Wil was a girl as well.

Camp Creepy has a similar vibe to Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series and Trenton Lee Stewart's The Mysterious Benedict Society series.  Because I had to play catch up in this book, it was just okay for me.  I think if I had read the first two books, I would have enjoyed it much more than I did.  What I loved about the book is that the take away lesson is to always be yourself and not be ashamed of what you like to do.  
 
Four out of five stars is what I gave Camp Creepy (Sinister Summer, #3) by Kiersten White.  I may give the first two books a whirl and will likely read the next book in the series, and there will be another book as this one ended in a bit of a cliffhanger.

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