Foreword Reviews

Tia Smith, Book Reviewer

Book Review

The Helium Table

by Tia Smith

This conceptually unique story explores the fantastical origins of an everyday feature of a child’s house. E. Dorinda Shelley’s "The Helium Table" is a fantastical children’s book that explores the downsides of a tidy home.... Read More

Book Review

The Last 8

by Tia Smith

"The Last 8" is diverse and immersive science fiction. Clover Martinez may be a teenager, but she’s built like a soldier. Trained to fly by her air force grandfather, she’s the perfect candidate for surviving the apocalypse: clever,... Read More

Book Review

The Bright Path

by Tia Smith

This fantasy epic has its own colorful aesthetic, and humor carries its central trio through their quest. In Benjamin M. Birney’s fantasy adventure, "The Bright Path", a vast array of creatures collide, resulting in life or death... Read More

Book Review

Betty Saves the Mob

by Tia Smith

"Betty Saves the Mob" is a lushly illustrated, high-tension picture book. In Kira Brettschneider’s dark and unique picture book "Betty Saves the Mob", Betty is a brave sheep. The farmers rarely check on her mob, as they have abundance... Read More

Book Review

Caroline Finding Miss Lilly

by Tia Smith

"Caroline Finding Miss Lilly" is an artfully crafted, family-friendly read that showcases the goodness in all people. Sherry Wetherington’s adorable picture book "Caroline Finding Miss Lilly" is filled with colorful illustrations and a... Read More

Book Review

Soul to Keep

by Tia Smith

Jamie is an ex-junkie whose return from California back to England is his one true hope for salvation. Marc is a veteran whose life as a doctor is haunted by the things he’s seen and experienced in Iraq. When the two have a chance... Read More

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