Tag Archives: YA

Four Kings – M.D. Elster

One night – in 1945, long before Harvey, long before Katrina – a hurricane came to New Orleans. A tree fell on a house, a girl was– and a man, the girl’s stepfather, was shot. As Macbeth says, “It was … Continue reading

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These Dark Wings – John Owen Theobald

I’m just not sure about this one. I think I’m kind of getting used to teenaged (or thereabouts) main characters that I just don’t like much – and I don’t like that, either. When her mother is killed by German … Continue reading

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Gideon the Cutpurse – Linda Buckley-Archer – Gerard Doyle

First off, this was a good narration. I started to write “great”, but then remembered three moments where, if I had been (God forbid) listening through earbuds, I would have had to claw them off my head and rock back … Continue reading

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Here, There Be Dragons – James A. Owen – James Langton

I am very disappointed in this audiobook. I loved the beginning – so much. James Langton was charming as a reader. No, really – charming. He read in a neutral, British-flavored voice, which perfectly set off the tones and accents … Continue reading

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Nick the Lolt – Anthony M. Briggs, Jr.

I received this book from LibraryThing’s Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. And I am going to be honest. There’s something not bad buried deep in this mess. However, the mess includes wildly eccentric similes, amazingly awkward sentences, … Continue reading

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Fairest – Gail Carson Levine

My Kindle freezes = I read an actual book. I have a small mountain of Read-Soon books by my bed, so when communication failed with my device I pulled this off the stack. Aza, the first-person character, is different from … Continue reading

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Summer of My German Soldier – Bette Greene

We never read Summer of My German Soldier in class (honestly, what did we read?), nor have I seen the movie, so this Open Road edition from Netgalley was brand new to me. I hadn’t realized the main character and … Continue reading

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Daphne and the Silver Ash – Joss Llewelyn

This was a novella received through LibraryThing’s Member Giveaways – thank you. It is a short, sweet, melancholy yet ultimately hopeful story, aching with a feeling of might-have-been and will-never-be-again as one thoughtful and gallant young woman tries to deal … Continue reading

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