THE ISLAND is a fantasy for young readers, but older readers who enjoy stories with fantastical creatures like those found in THE HOBBIT and HARRY POTTER, will enjoy this quick read. Sky is a naughty and curious imp who gets into more trouble than she bargains for when she sneaks onto the palace grounds of her floating island, where the ruling lords and ladies live. She wonders what goes on in the palace and why they are so secretive. She soon finds out some reasons, but faces dire consequences for intruding and trying to find out answers to hidden secrets the lords and ladies want no one to know.
This book is not just about religion and politics at a macro-scale. It also looks deep inside us. For those looking for a thought-provoking read jam-packed with action scenes set in a futuristic world, give this book a try.
Literature is a dystopian thriller about the power of words and the worlds they can create. The story moves at a blistering pace and provides many surprising twists along the way, as well as some delicious prose of its own. Captivating and timely, with a perfect bittersweet ending and an endearing protagonist you’re rooting for to the last page.
After fifteen years, they meet again with a deal. They stay together, sleep together, and be together for a month, and Rafael saves Justine’s newspaper from bankruptcy. It ignites the romance they had in the past that might just destroy the walls of emotions they’ve built. A recommended novel to those who enjoy contemporary romance with a great balance of steam and depth.
Crow’s Rest is the first book of Angelica R. Jackson’s Faerie Crossed series. It tells the story of Avery, a typical teenager who goes to spend some time at her Uncle Tam’s home in the country. She is looking forward to rekindling her friendship with Daniel, the boy next door after the two shared a kiss at the end of last summer. However, Avery is devastated to arrive and find that Daniel is in a mysterious coma and will be taken off life support soon. Shortly after her arrival, Daniel mysteriously wakes up. But is this really Daniel? Avery falls headlong into the mysterious world of the fae as she tries to solve the mystery of what happened to her friend and what her own role in the story might be.
Strong writing and story-telling by a capable author who transports the reader back to the 1960s with depth, clarity and humor. Angie is a witty, likeable protagonist who has a heart for others and a mind of her own. She is a feminist being raised by a mother who has a 1950s view of women, which frustrates Angie. While the author may have tried to tackle too many social issues in one book, overall, this is a well-told, engaging story with a strong sense of time and place. Fans of Historical Young Adult novels or novels dealing with social issues, will enjoy this book.
For readers who enjoy gritty novels like those by John Grisham, or those who love great humor jam-packed with lots of action scenes like the children’s fiction series by Rick Riordan, or all of the above, you will find an exciting and wonderfully enjoyable experience reading this book.
I finished this book and was happy to do so. I wanted to read to the end. I was reading early in the morning and late at night. What I see here is an author that has tremendous potential. Whether that potential is fully realized will depend on how well the author receives constructive feedback. It was very hard to decide how to rank this book because I really feel that this is an author who, in a book or two, could be amazing with the right developmental editing. The issues may deter some readers but I feel like, with the right guidance, this is an author to watch.
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Those who read romantic stories full of adventure and intrigue will enjoy this story. The reader is immediately pulled in from the very first page. Excellent writing, with attention to details, that makes the characters and setting leap off the page. The characters are vivid and unique and the story feels original and the face-paced story is full of twists, turns and betrayals.