Good books (2.5 to 3.5)

One must tell the Bees, by J. Lawrence Matthews

3.5 out of 5 stars. A great Holmes novel with a really bad pacing problem. And way too much details.

Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Astra, by Cedar Bowers

I was engrossed by Astra’s evolution from a wild child into a strong, well-rounded adult – despite the often officious adults who tried to “rescue” her.