Professor Owl’s Book Corner Book of the Week, November 14th.,2020


by Tracy Deonn  (Author)


Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC-Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so-called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

This was a fast-paced fantasy story, with great characters an exciting plo,t and very beautifully written.

I found it to be a great read and once started could not put it down until the very last page. I would like to thank NetGalley for the opportunity to read this great book for an honest review.

About the Author

Tracy Deonn

Tracy Deonn is the New York Times bestselling author of Legendborn and a second-generation fangirl. She grew up in central North Carolina, where she devoured fantasy books and Southern food in equal measure. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication and performance studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tracy worked in live theater, video game production, and K–12 education. When she’s not writing, Tracy speaks on panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions read fanfic, arranges puppy playdates, and keeps an eye out for ginger-flavored everything.

Tracy is a champion for diversity and representation in science fiction and fantasy literature and media. And when Tracy’s mother told her that the women in their family were Black Bene Gesserit’s, she believed her.

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner Book of the Week, October 14th, 2020

Death by Midnight

By Nicole Nadeau

Death by Midnight is a Young Adult Spy Thriller, Book 1 of The Secret Life of Anna Good. ~ A teen genius. A Russian terrorist. Can she save her family before time runs out?

Sixteen-year-old Anna Goode wishes she could be herself. Constantly harassed by the school bully for being too smart, her best friend is the only person she can trust with the knowledge that she is an accomplished inventor. But when her parents are taken hostage, the bright teenager must find a way to use her talents to save their lives.

With her inventions and Jake by her side, Anna races against time to complete her mission. She quickly discovers that her parents aren’t the only ones in danger.

Can she save her family and countless others before it’s too late?

Death by Midnight is the first book in The Secret Life of Anna Goode series. If you like well-written characters, a strong female lead, suspenseful plots, and unexpected twists, you’ll love Nadeau’s action-packed spy thriller.

This was a great book to read, the descriptions and the story was written so well that I felt I was right next to the characters and living the story with them. The plot had so many twists and turns that each page kept you wanting more.  I could not put the book down until I finished reading it,  I am now going to look for the next book in the Anna Goode series.

Buy Death by Midnight today…the clock is ticking……

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About Author

Nicole Nadeau


Nicole Nadeau grew up in Springboro, Ohio, with her older sister, Paige, and younger brother, Mark. While she has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), she doesn’t let that stop her and is busy planning the next book in the Secret Life of Anna Goode series.

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