Author Interview + extra: S..

Sean Beaudoin, author of Fade to Blue, has graciously accepted to donate some time to me to answer some interview questions. But first, let's find out a bit more about the man himself: 58% of the letters in Sean Beaudoin's name are vowels. In ASCII binary code, his name is 01010011 01100101 01100001 01101110 00100000 01000010 01100101 01100001 01110101 01100100 01101111 01101001 01101110 Backwards, it's Naes Nioduaeb. In Pig Latin, it's Eansay Eaudoinbay. Sean Beaudoin has used his B.A. in photography as a springboard into the following jobs: construction laborer, circus roustabout, busboy, used book buyer, hotel desk clerk, camp […]

Posted August 12, 2009
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Book Review: Avielle of Rhi..

Book Review: Avielle of Rhia

Author: Dia CalhounReleased: October 28th 2006 by Marshall Cavendish Children’s BooksSummary from GoodReads: Since the blood of her great-great-grandmother, Dolvoka, had sprung up in Princess Avielle-because she looked Dredonian-would Dolvoka’s evil magic spring up in her, too? With her silver skin and silver hair, fifteen-year-old Princess Avielle of Rhia resembles her Dredonian great-great grandmother who practiced evil magic. Everyone in Rhia expects Avielle to turn evil, too. Shunned by those around her, she feels unloved and unable to love others. In addition, Rhia is on the verge of war with Dredonia, which suffers under the rule of evil wizard-priests: the […]

Posted August 9, 2009
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Book Review: Ash

Book Review: Ash

Ash by Malinda Lo From the author’s website:In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, re-reading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted. The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash […]

Posted August 7, 2009
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Book Review: What I Saw and..

Book Review: What I Saw and How I Lied

Author: Judy BlundellReleased: November 1st 2008 by Scholastic PressSummary from GoodReads: When Evie’s father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe’s company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and […]

Posted August 6, 2009
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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 o..

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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