Book Review: Once a Witch

Book Review: Once a Witch

Once A WitchAuthor: Carolyn MacCulloughReleases: September 14, 2009Summary from GoodReads: Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin’s magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret […]

Posted September 7, 2009
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Book Review: Emily and The ..

Book Review: Emily and The Silent King

Emily & The Silent Kingby Irven Keppen From Amazon.com:Emily thought becoming a teenager was hard enough, but she had no idea what was in store for her. When the young girl from New Jersey finds herself and her three siblings magically transported to the wondrous land of Midralon, her troubles are only just beginning. Confronted by creatures right out of old fairy tales, Emily must shoulder the responsibility of getting her brothers and sister back to their own world safely or they will be forever stranded in this strange new realm! After an encounter with the sinister servants of the […]

Posted September 7, 2009
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Book Review: Benny and Shri..

Book Review: Benny and Shrimp

Benny & Shrimpby Katarina Mazetti From amazon.com: Why is it so impossible to get a relationship to work between two mature single people, driven by enormous longing and loudly ticking biological clocks? In alternate chapters, Benny and “Shrimp” tell the story of a love that started by mistake in a village cemetery, a love that should not really be as complicated as it seems. She is a childless young widow with a sharp intellect and a home so tidy that even her jam jars are in alphabetical order. He is a gentle, overworked milk farmer, who fears becoming the village’s […]

Posted September 6, 2009
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Blog Tour: Dreaming Anastas..

Blog Tour: Dreaming Anastasia

I am happy to welcome Joy Preble, the author of the newly released Dreaming Anastasia. Joy was nice enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about her debut novel. _____________________   Can you tell us a little bit about your first novel? Dreaming Anastasia is described as a contemporary YA fantasy of the disappearance of Anastasia Romanov, but it’s really more than that. Honestly, I’d best describe it as a genre-bending mix of fantasy, romance, alternate history and fairy tale. It’s told by three narrative voices: sixteen year old high school junior Anne, handsome […]

Posted September 5, 2009
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Book Review: Frogs and Fren..

Frogs & French Kissesby Sarah Mlynowski From her website: Rachel has finally come to terms with the outrageously unfair fact that her younger sister, Miri, has inherited magical powers from their mom. But now the whole witchcraft thing is spiraling out of control. Mom is a magicaholic, Miri’s on a Save the World kick, and the one teeny tiny love spell that Rachel begged for has gone embarrassingly, horribly wrong. Suddenly, the fate of everything is in Rachel’s hands. Her family. The world. Senior prom. I must say that I’m constantly surprised when I like books that normally don’t look […]

Posted September 3, 2009
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Book Review: World War Z

Book Review: World War Z

Author: Max BrooksReleased: 2006Summary from GoodReads: The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never […]

Posted September 2, 2009
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Book Review: Assiniboin Gir..

Book Review: Assiniboin Girl

Assiniboin Girlby Kathi Wallace From the author’s website: Mary Two Dogs is lost. She grew up in New York the only child of musician parents, but when they die in a car accident coming back from a gig, she’s shipped off to live with her Aunt Janet in Georgia. The South is a strange new world to her, and she becomes the target of racist attacks from some of the other girls. Her Aunt Janet, an undercover FBI agent can’t move, but to keep Mary safe, she sends her to the Assiniboin reservation in Montana. There Mary has to learn […]

Posted August 30, 2009
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Book Review: Dragon Spear

Book Review: Dragon Spear

Dragon SpearBy Jessica Day George From the author’s website: The exciting conclusion to the Dragon Slippers trilogy. As far as Creel is concerned, all is finally right with the world. The dragon king, Shardas, and his queen, Velika, have made a comfortable home on the Far Islands. And with a tentative peace declared between dragons and humans, it seems the perfect time for Creel and Prince Luka to plan their wedding…or maybe not. Because when Velika gets kidnapped, Creel and Luka will join their dragon friends on their most dangerous adventure yet–only to discover that the real enemy may be […]

Posted August 30, 2009
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