Book Review: The Kindling o..

Book Review: The Kindling of GreenFyr

Author: Mark FreemanReleased: August 11th 2008 by PublishAmericaCopy provided by: 1 Arc ToursSummary from GoodReads: The Kindling of GreenFyr is the story of Owen McInish, an awkward fourteen-year-old bullied at school and friendless except for his pet cat, Piper. That is until a snow leopard is chased through the woods behind his house by three huge gray dogs with glowing green eyes. Owen saves the leopard from her pursuers, but the animal escapes him as well, only to return later. The cat’s behavior is peculiar, nothing like a wild animal, making Owen even more curious as to its origin. Eventually, […]

Posted August 6, 2009
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Book Review: The Kindling of Greenfyr

The Kindling of GreenFyrby Mark Freeman Description from Amazon.com: The Kindling of GreenFyr is the story of Owen McInish, an awkward fourteen-year-old bullied at school and friendless except for his pet cat, Piper. That is until a snow leopard is chased through the woods behind his house by three huge gray dogs with glowing green eyes. Owen saves the leopard from her pursuers, but the animal escapes him as well, only to return later. The cat’s behavior is peculiar, nothing like a wild animal, making Owen even more curious as to its origin. Eventually, the cat allows Owen to pet […]

Posted August 6, 2009
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Book Review: Aurelia

Book Review: Aurelia

Author: Anne OsterlundReleased: April 17th 2008 by Puffin Summary from GoodReads: Princess Aurelia is next in line to rule the kingdom of Tyralt, but she would rather be one of the common folk, free to learn and roam and . . . not marry the next tyrannical prince that comes courting. Naturally, the king wants Aurelia to marry for political power. Aurelia wants to marry for love. And someone in the kingdom wants her . . . dead. Assigned to investigate and protect Aurelia is Robert, the son of the king’s former royal spy and one of Aurelia’s oldest friends. […]

Posted August 5, 2009
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Book Review: Fade to Blue

Book Review: Fade to Blue

Fade to Blueby Sean Beaudoin From the back of the book: Sophie Blue started wearing a black skirt and Midnight Noir lipstick on her last birthday. It was also the day her father disappeared. Or spontaneously combusted. Which is sort of bad timing, since a Popsicle truck with tinted windows has started circling the house. Kenny Fade is a basketball god. His sneakers cost more than his Jeep. He’s the guy all the ladies (and their mommas) want. Bad. Sophie Blue and Kenny Fade don’t have a thing in common. Aside from being reasonably sure they’re losing their minds. Acclaimed […]

Posted August 4, 2009
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Book Review: Heartsinger

Book Review: Heartsinger

Heartsinger by Karlijn StoffelsTranslated by Laura Watkinson Synopsis (from Barnes & Noble) Smee was born with a great gift: the ability to sing other people’s stories and heal their pain. But Mee also carries his own pain — his failure to reach his deaf mother and heal her grief at his father’s death. As he travels the country, he eases many people’s sorrows, but he cannot connect with anyone himself. Mitou also has a gift: spreading joy through a few notes from her accordion. When she hears about Mee–who was born on the same day she was–she knows that surely […]

Posted August 3, 2009
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Book Review: The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Windby Patrick Rothfuss From the author’s website: My name is Kvothe, pronounced nearly the same as “quothe.” Names are important as they tell you a great deal about a person. I’ve had more names than anyone has a right to. The Adem call me Maedre. Which, depending on how it’s spoken, can mean The Flame, The Thunder, or The Broken Tree. “The Flame” is obvious if you’ve ever seen me. I have red hair, bright. If I had been born a couple of hundred years ago I would probably have been burned as a demon. I […]

Posted August 2, 2009
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Review: A Circle of Souls

Review: A Circle of Souls

Author: Preetham GrandhiReleased: June 15th 2009 by Cedar FortCopy provided by: AuthorSummary from GoodReads: The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. With the murderer on the loose, the police desperately look for any clues to lead to his identity. Meanwhile, a psychiatrist in a nearby hospital is also in a desperate search to find the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings s devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya’s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope. When these […]

Posted August 2, 2009
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Book Review: Shiver

Book Review: Shiver

Author: Maggie StiefvaterReleases: August 1st 2009 by Scholastic PressCopy Provided by: PublisherSummary from GoodReads: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf–her wolf–is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It […]

Posted July 31, 2009
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