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Book Review: A Northern Lig..

Book Review: A Northern Light

It is 1906 and Mattie Gokey is trying to learn how to stand up like a man — even though she’s a sixteen-year-old girl. At her summer job at a resort on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondack mountains, she will earn enough money to make something of her life. That money could be a dowry to wed the handsome but dull Royal Loomis. It could save her father’s brokeback farm. Or it might buy her a train ticket to New York City and college and a life that she can barely allow herself to imagine. But Mattie’s worries and […]

Posted June 21, 2009
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Book Review: I Am the Messe..

Book Review: I Am the Messenger

I must say, this book captured me right from the start. I listened to it on audiobook, which definitely made me blush in the car when the sexual thoughts and scenes came through, windows rolled down and me avoiding other drivers’ eyes. I loved the actor’s voice and managed, for once, to listen to the whole thing on audio (part of it being I didn’t have a book copy). I don’t know about you, but listening to books is a great motivator for hand-washing dishes and cleaning around the house. The book starts out with a bank robbery. Two friends, […]

Posted June 16, 2009
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Book Review: Lament

Book Review: Lament

Loved this book. I was tempted to read it through dinner at my future in-laws house, but I resisted! At least until after dinner… Deidre is a harp player and when she is at a competition over the summer, she finds a gorgeous young man named Luke talking her into playing a duet with him. He is a little more than he seems at first and she’s a smart girl, picking up on that quickly. Her grandmother also is weary of him, ominously giving her an old iron ring and telling Luke to stay away from her. Deidre can’t help […]

Posted June 14, 2009
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Book Review: Hero and the C..

Book Review: Hero and the Crown

I really, truly wanted to fall in love with this book… but I just couldn’t. I enjoyed the idea of a dragon-slayer daughter of the king, but she felt very much two-dimensional. The basic premise is that she is the daughter of the king and his second wife – a supposed witchwoman who died during childbirth – and she is a bit of an outcast due to this. Aerin does not lash out against people who say nasty things to her and although she has a valiant cousin much in love with her, she fails to notice. However, she does […]

Posted June 14, 2009
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Book Review: The Angel Expe..

Book Review: The Angel Experiment

Yes, I haven’t read this series before. Did I love it? Not completely. Was it seriously entertaining? Yes sir! I know people gush about Patterson all the time, but his writing is only so-so. The constant action, funny comments, and interesting characters kept me interested. I was surprised by the short chapters – one for each audio track! I half-listened and then half-read the book. The narrators were okay, but nothing I’d probably listen to again. It was a quick read, full of action, and very very entertaining. It wasn’t a book I’d ever buy because I love it, but […]

Posted June 12, 2009
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Book Review: Bras and Broom..

I have to say, this was a serious guilty pleasure read for me. I felt like I was living through Rachel’s freshman year of high school and could not put this down. If ever there was chick-lit for teenagers – this is it. What’s funny is that I was far from wanting to be the type of girl that Rachel is in this novel – wanting to be popular and really making that her goal. So – basic plot – Rachel finds out her younger sister is a witch, and her mom is a witch, but she isn’t. Of course, […]

Posted June 11, 2009
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Book Review: GhostGirl

Book Review: GhostGirl

I couldn’t help myself! I saw the cover to this book, felt it and had to read it! Although, I started reading it and was ready to kill the main character. Alas, Charlotte died before I had a chance to get too far into the book. From there on, I couldn’t put it down. Hurley did a great job with the humorous main character, who sets off a new year at school wanting to get noticed by a certain popular guy. She’s astonished to find she may end up tutoring him and then chokes on a gummy bear and dies… […]

Posted June 9, 2009
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Book Review: Wildwood Danci..

Book Review: Wildwood Dancing

If you enjoy fairy tales, you’ll enjoy Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier. It has parts of the 12 Dancing Princesses as well as the Frog Prince involved. This story involves five sisters, in which their father has left the cold climate of their home in Transylvania to recover his health in warmer weather. While the girls consider themselves competent in handling finances, they soon find themselves in a rut, with an overbearing cousin butting in and wanting to take over the household. But the girls have a secret, every full moon a portal opens to another world, where they dance […]

Posted June 9, 2009
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