Foreword Reviews

Nancy Powell, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Tink and Wendy

by Nancy Powell

In Kelly Ann Jacobson’s dark, contemporary retelling of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell’s unrequited love leads to bitter tragedy. Tink is a squatter at the abandoned Darling homestead. Peter Pan and Wendy are long dead, and Tink is a ghost... Read More

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Orpheus Rising

by Nancy Powell

"Orpheus Rising" is a magical, memorable middle grade adventure that handles a serious topic with narrative grace. Lance Lee’s "Orpheus Rising" is a modern allegorical retelling of the Orpheus myth. In it, a father-son team is pitted... Read More

Book Review

Code Blue

by Nancy Powell

"Code Blue" is a thoughtful and satisfying young adult novel set in a world where climate change has altered much. Marissa Slaven’s bold, ambitious young adult novel "Code Blue" tackles climate change in the politically divided United... Read More

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Effacement

by Nancy Powell

"Effacement" is an action-packed, genre-bending thriller that introduces a white-collar superhero whose braininess and ethical behavior save the day. In Hieronymous Hawkes’s intense, chilling psychological thriller "Effacement",... Read More

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Revenge of the Sluts

by Nancy Powell

In "Revenge of the Sluts", Natalie Walton’s ambitious young adult novel, a modern-day Nancy Drew takes on high school sexual harassment. An anonymous email with nude photographs of seven girls goes out to the student body of St.... Read More

Book Review

The First Robot President

by Nancy Powell

"The First Robot President" is an entertaining science fiction satire made fascinating because of its behind-the-scenes looks at the bruising world of modern politics. Robert Carlyle Taylor’s thought-provoking political satire, "The... Read More

Book Review

Bladeseeker

by Nancy Powell

A strong standalone start to a fantasy series, Bladeseeker: Convergent Fates focuses on compelling relationships and intense action to make a lasting impression. Roy Blackstone’s Bladeseeker: Convergent Fates is an energetic young... Read More

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