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 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 th..

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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