The Red Casket

I’m not a big fan of multi-volume sagas, but I’m making an exception for Del Toro Moon, Darby Karchut’s Middle Grade stories of the Colorado family that fights ancient demons with the aid of... talking Andalusian war horses. I wrote in my review of the first book that it might sound too Disney-cute for words. …

The Lie Tree

I was intrigued by the title, expecting some dark fantasy, but got caught up in the plight of a girl in Victorian times, when females were destined – by law and society – for nothing more than marriage. The story revolves around a mysterious plant that feeds on lies. It’s the key to a tale …