Book Review: Anasastia̵..

Book Review: Anasastia’s Secret

Anastasia’s Secretby Susanne Dunlap Anastasia is the youngest of all the grand duchesses and the one taken least serious. But when she meets a young soldier in the gardens of the palace, she finds herself learning more about life outside than any of her sisters. Her love blossoms for Sasha, the soldier – but she can tell she is viewed as a child in his eyes. And then he leaves for the front lines. Anastasia’s world starts to change. First, she is caring for the dying and wounded soldiers – trying to comfort them in their time of need. Some […]

Posted October 10, 2009
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Author’s Corner w/ Em..

Author’s Corner w/ Emily Gipson

Today I am very happy to welcome author, Emily Gibson into Author's Corner. Emily is the upcoming novel, Cloven. Tell us about Cloven: Graves Parish is a young adult fantasy series centering around a group of teenagers living in the fictional town of Graves Parish, Louisiana. Cloven is the first book in the series. I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to talk about Cloven without giving too much of the story away, which oddly is proving to be more difficult than actually writing the book. So much of the first book is about the main characters – […]

Posted October 6, 2009
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Book Review: Defining Twili..

Book Review: Defining Twilight

Defining Twilight by Brian Leaf I know that there has been a bit of surprise when this book came out. But I have to be honest, I was very much intrigued by a prep book based on Twilight. Looking through this book, I’ve found that Twilight offered some interesting vocabulary words, ones that readers probably overlooked, pushed aside, or simply ignored. I love the way the book is set up. You try to define the words first on your own – the page numbers for where it is found in the book are provided. The words are then defined and […]

Posted October 4, 2009
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Book Review: The Other Side

Book Review: The Other Side

The Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormalby Marley Gibson, Patrick Burns, and Dave Schrader The Other Side is a teen nonfiction book that guides you through what it takes to become a ghost hunter and all that is involved. There are three authors in this book, one of which is Marley Gibson – the author of the Ghost Huntress series. In the book, it is discussed how to set up a team for ghost hunting, what equipment is involved and how to use it, as well as where to look for spirits. I loved that […]

Posted October 3, 2009
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Book Review: Jellicoe Road

Book Review: Jellicoe Road

Author: Melina MarchettaPublication Date: September 2008 Goodreads “What do you want from me?” he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More. Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn’t a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all. In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing […]

Posted October 3, 2009
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Book Review: Okay

Book Review: Okay

Author: Katherine MarpleReleased: 2008Description from GoodReads: She’s just a young woman, in her junior year in high school. She’s just growing into her skin, slowly becoming comfortable and learning who she is. She is always at her best friend London’s side; though he’s older by one year, he takes her under his wing. There’s just one thing that sets her apart from the rest- . Her Father is an alcoholic. She is able to cope with this for years until one night he takes it too far. One night, she runs as fast as she can. She reaches for London. […]

Posted September 30, 2009
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Book Review: Fade

Book Review: Fade

Author: Lisa McMannReleased: February 2009Summary from GoodReads: SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END. For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They’re just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody’s talking. When Janie taps into a classmate’s violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open — but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie’s in way over her head, and Cabe’s shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability — and it’s […]

Posted September 29, 2009
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Author’s Corner w/ Li..

Author’s Corner w/ Lisa McMann

Today I am happy to welcome Lisa McMann, who is the author of the Wake trilogy. ____________________ How long have you been writing? Did you always know you wanted to be a writer, or did you just kind of fall into it? I've been writing since 4th grade and that's when I decided I wanted to be a writer. I tried briefly to get published right out of college but only collected rejections, and then real life happened. I got married, worked hard, had a couple kids. I started writing again in 2002 and published a few dozen flash and […]

Posted September 28, 2009
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