Book Reviews

Truly Devious

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson Synopsis: Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he […]

Frankenstein

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Synopsis: Stepping far afield from his medical studies, Victor Frankenstein brings to life a human form he has fashioned from scavenged body parts. Horrified by his achievement, he turns his back on his creation, only to learn the danger of such neglect.  Review: *Quick disclaimer: If […]

The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away […]

Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller Synopsis: Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map — the key to a legendary treasure trove — seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. […]

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho Synopsis: Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history. A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes […]

The Damned

Hello! I do my best to keep reviews spoiler free and if they do contain spoilers, I would have a disclaimer. There are no The Damned spoilers written in this review, but since it is the second novel in The Beautiful series, there may be spoilers for the previous book […]

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About Paige’s Bookshelf

This is a safe space for people to share their thoughts and opinions on books. So, when I post reviews, I really appreciate your feedback and seeing you interact. I do my best to keep my reviews spoiler-free, but if I do end up including a spoiler, I will always have a disclaimer to warn any readers about potential spoilers.


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