The Shape of Mercy – Do Women’s Experiences Transcend Time?

Book Review : The Shape of Mercy

By Susan Meissner

Spoiler Alert!



Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly allowance. She takes a part-time job from 83-year-old librarian Abigail Boyles, who asks Lauren to transcribe the journal entries of her ancestor Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.

Almost immediately, Lauren finds herself drawn to this girl who lived and died four centuries ago. As the fervor around the witch accusations increases, Mercy becomes trapped in the worldview of the day, unable to fight the overwhelming influence of snap judgments and superstition, and Lauren realizes that the secrets of Mercy’s story extend beyond the pages of her diary, living on in the mysterious, embittered Abigail.

The strength of her affinity with Mercy forces Lauren to take a startling new look at her own life, including her relationships with Abigail, her college roommate, and a young man named Raul. But on the way to the truth, will Lauren find herself playing the helpless defendant or the misguided judge? Can she break free from her own perceptions and see who she really is? (Courtesy of

Adult Point of View

The Shape of Mercy is the 2009 ECPA Book of the Year winner. (A Christian book award.)

The Shape of Mercy showcases diverse women; what do they have in common? They are from different times, face different problems and have different attitudes, but each is confronted with prejudice. Meissner wants us to see a connection between these women, which is actually very slight, but thought provoking. Other experiences women have do transcend time; raising children, caring for parents and the work needed in raising families.

Mercy Hayworth is patient, demure and hopeful. Due to circumstances out of her control; her father’s death and her uncle away at sea she is left vulnerable at home. Because of jealousy, which is a kind of prejudice, she is accused of being a witch. She does everything in her power to protect the man she loves.

Abilail Boyles is an aging heiress, lonely and disillusioned. She lives with the regret of having turned away the man she loved. He was the gardener’s son, but he was also of Japanese descent and  shortly after her refusal of marriage he was interred in a Japanese camp in California during WWII. She felt that she needed another young woman of privilege who could transcribe Mercy’s diary, someone who could keep her alive.

Lauren Durough is a college student who feels she is a disappointment to her family and she is fighting against her background of wealth, prestige and privilege. She doesn’t want to be hampered by her family, but comes to realize that she views others through a lens assessing their level of wealth. She wants to avoid assumed prejudices, but continually misjudges others. Lauren invites her college roommate, Clarissa, to her home. Lauren feels justified in her beliefs when Clarissa reacts just as expected around her home (mansion) and single, rich cousin, fawning over the exhibited wealth of Lauren’s normal home life. Later, her roommate expresses her complete lack of interest in money, but calls Lauren out on her prejudice. I’m not convinced in Clarissa’s declarations because she was so enamored by the life of privilege she experienced for a weekend. Raul, a young man that Lauren is attracted to, is also misjudged. However, he easily moves beyond preconceptions and sees that there is more to Lauren than she believes.

There are always two unseen “characters” in any book; the author and the reader. In this case I think its important to acknowledge these characters. The author, Susan Meissner, also has prejudices (we all do). Because The Shape of Mercy concentrates so much time on the prejudices surrounding the wealthy and the underprivileged I wonder what her personal thoughts are on the matter. She has assumed that the fabulously wealthy will drive a BMW; I know some very wealthy individuals who actually look down their noses at BMW and see them as only pseudo-wealthy automobiles that only the masses would be interested in acquiring. Funny right? It’s just a car. It appears that Meissner wants us to move beyond seeing race as a prejudice because Lauren doesn’t even have it on her radar that Raul is Latino, and her family doesn’t seem to have any problem with race either.

As the reader, we each bring out own prejudices. I believe it’s valuable to assess ourselves and see how our prejudices affect our reaction to the novel concerning both race and wealth.

The writing is beautiful and evokes beautiful imagery. It’s nice to have a book that isn’t filled with short choppy sentences. Here are a couple of examples:

“It was the first time in my life I’d been surrounded by books and felt uneasy. Only half of them were housed on shelves. The rest were loose, unfettered, poised as if to attack.” (p.14)

“The ink, made long ago from ground walnut shells mixed with vinegar and salt, was so faint it looked as if I could blow it away if I leaned over it and merely exhaled. The frail letters on the first page were barely legible; they looked like whispers, if whispers had form.” (p.23)

The author references several other books that Lauren is reading or has read; Robinson Crusoe, Moby Dick and My Antonia. I do not see the connection of these books to the situation or the women’s lives. If you have an insight for these books being listed I would love to hear it. I feel like there should be a purpose!

The title of the book has two meanings. In Mercy’s time a shape would refer to a spectral visitation of a person. Today we would think of the shape of mercy being the form it takes, or the way we extend mercy to others. This second meaning is particularly important in the book. I believe that Lauren is ready to extend mercy to herself, her upbringing as well as the people she has in her life. Raul continually shows mercy in how he treats Lauren. Tom, Abigail’s former beau, extends mercy in the message and poetry he sends.

I would recommend The Shape of Mercy because it is thought provoking. Ultimately, I didn’t feel that the three main characters had a strong connection. One of the best moments in the novel is when Lauren has a conversation with her father and he helps her see it is best to not judge at all.

     “I smiled. ‘I just wish… I wish I didn’t judge people by what they have or don’t have. I wish I could see people for who they are on the inside before I come to any conclusions.’
My dad blinked slowly and then said something so profound, I knew I would never forget it. The funny thing was, after that morning, he didn’t remember saying it.
‘Yes, that would be better than the other, but it still makes you their judge.'” (p.257)

By the end I felt like Lauren was ready to springboard into something new, that she had acquired a new hope and that Abigail had found a measure of peace that had been missing in her life.

I didn’t feel like I was reading a “Christian” novel because the characters were authentic and didn’t just throw out a simple solution of prayer in a cavalier way, as I’ve noted in other Christian authors. I will definitely try another of Meissner’s novels.

As a note, the character Mercy Hayworth is fictional.

4 out of 5 stars

4 star

  • the Mother

In the author’s words :

In The Shape of Mercy, I explore the rocky path of making snap judgments, the unreliable and sometimes corrupt power of groupthink and the tragic results when we let fear dictate our choices. The three women in my story have three very basic things in common. They are all daughters of influential men, all raised as an only child, and each one must decide who they are. Are they women who stand for the truth even if they stand alone or do they let fear propel them to do what the crowd says to do, even if the crowd is wrong?

We have to train ourselves to see people the way God sees people. Having that kind of vision takes incredible discipline because our nature is not to see things like He does. I saw myself often in Lauren, the character in my book who transcribes the 300-year-old diary of a victim of the Salem Witch Trials, as the story revealed how she truly didn’t want to judge people but she did. She just did. We all do. We see a homeless man begging on the streets and we make all kinds of assumptions about how he got there and what he would do if we reached out to help him. Jumping to conclusions seems to permeate culture, regardless of the generation. Whatever the crowd says, we too easily believe. We need to fix our eyes on God, not the crowd.

The good news is when we embrace the virtue of mercy instead of judgment, we become ambassadors of hope. People with hope are attracted to the good they see in other people. My hope is this book reinforces that hope, that mercy has a shape and its shape is love. . .


If you liked this book I think you should try The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, an historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Posted in young adult book reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trouble In Paradise – A Texas Romance, Bigger Than Life

Book Review : Trouble In Paradise

By Carolyn Brown

Kindle Edition

Spoiler Alert!



After her divorce, best-selling romance author, Mary Jane Marsh Simmons decided to move all seven of her girls out of the big city and back home to her hometown, Nacona, Texas. So when the last remaining relative of Miz Raven died and the Paradise was put on the market, she bought it, an old house that had been a brothel during the cattle trial days in Spanish Fort, Texas. Joe Clay Carter had just retired from twenty years in the Marines, Special Forces. He’d lived through wars and rumors of wars and decided to go home to Nacona to do nothing but play poker, draw his retirement check and enjoy life. Two weeks later he was bored stiff, his motel room closing in on him, and he was seriously thinking of reenlisting until his old high school crush, Mary Jane, came to his door asking him to remodel her new house.

As teenagers Mary Jane never gave Joe Clay a second glance, so he was surprised by her offer. Immediately they shook on the deal and he moved into her house to get started. Much to his surprise, the house came filled to the roof with little girls, good food, and crazy conversation, all wrapped up in a house that needed a minor miracle to fix by Christmas. He wasn’t sure if he could get it done in time but he was willing to try. If only Mary Jane was willing to give him a chance too. (Courtesy of

Adult Point of View

This is the final modern romance I will be reviewing or reading for awhile. Trouble In Paradise was a cut above the average free Kindle romances I have read over the summer.

Mary Jane is a quirky author, who wants nothing to do with another man after being hurt so badly in her previous marriage. Her task is made more difficult as she raises seven daughters. Apparently the historic brothels in Texas were even larger and have the greatest accommodations for a family of eight or so (not included cats or other future pets). Four of the daughters had distinct personalities, while the others faded into the background. Keeping each character unique and distinct is always a challenge when there are so many characters. The main focus isn’t on the daughters, but rather, is on Mary Jane and her relationship with Joe Clay. Joe Clay is the stereotypical leading man; he is physically strong and attractive, a bit rough around the edges, but underneath it all has a good heart and a soft spot for children. Even though I’m poking fun at the characters, it was a quick enjoyable read. There was a moment when the bachelor minister distinctly reminded me of Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice because he was so sure of his suit with Mary Jane.

There are a couple of steamy kisses, but no sex. Trouble In Paradise is considered a clean Christian romance. As with other Christian romances, the characters pray and attend church, but that is about the only connection with Christian ideals. All of these modern clean romances give a lot more detail with kissing than an older clean romance would include.  As an additional warning, I have discovered that some Carolyn Brown novels have crass language. The language in this one is fine.

3 out of 5 stars
3 star
– Michelle

If you liked this one try The McCarran Collection by Liz Adair.

If you want to try a different kind of romance that I immensely enjoyed read Sorcery and Cecilia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede. It’s very light hearted and has a Regency/magic twist.

I am currently rereading Possession by A.S. Byatt, which is a complicated (scholarly) read, but also an intriguing romance.



Posted in grown up books reviewed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Girl In Between – A Ghost Story Of Sorts

Book Review : The Girl In Between

By Laekan Zea Kemp

Kindle Edition

Spoiler Alert!



Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is.

But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive. (Courtesy of

Adult Point of View

The Girl In Between had an interesting premise. I was disappointed in the language and some of the dumb decisions the teens made. The novel doesn’t go into graphic detail, but it’s unfortunate that the characters were stereotypical hormonal teenagers. Bryn, in particular, had the opportunity to show some real depth of character because of suffering through Klein-Levin Syndrome. Her cousin drove me nuts because she was so self-destructive.

The discussion Bryn has with the boy who appears on the beach in her dreams reminds me of an existential conversation with Albert Camus. The next interesting point was the revelation of Dr. Banz connection to Klein-Levin Syndrome. It would be fun to learn more in the next book, but sadly – well, not too sadly – I will skip it because of the language.

I’ve called it a ghost story because the mystery boy’s identity is so hazy through the majority of the novel and Bryn questions his existence. There is also another unexplained entity, a ghost, a demon, the personification of evil? We still don’t know.

2 out of 5 stars
2 star
– Michelle

I would recommend Matched by Ally Condie, Uglies by Scott Westerfeld and This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel.

Posted in young adult book reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The McCarran Collection – A Bit Of A Mystery and A Love Story

Book Review : The McCarran Collection

By Liz Adair

Kindle Edition

Spoiler Alert!



Bridget Olasfson, a beautiful archivist hiding secrets, comes to Utah’s brilliant red rock country to catalog the McCarran Collection. Though she’s sworn off men in her life, she’s attracted to Ben, the bad-boy, off-road racing McCarran cousin. But it’s Lew McCarran, the tall, quiet cousin, she turns to when she finds herself caught up in a dangerous intrigue involving a lost boy, a drug cartel, and death. What will she do when the only way to save the boy is to give up the man she loves?

Part romance, part cozy mystery, part thriller, The McCarran Collection is, last of all, a novel about family ties.

From InD’Tale Magazine (four star review):
When archivist Bridget Olafson’s marriage crumbles in divorce after the death of her young son, she struggles to find something to live for. When an opportunity to catalogue an extensive wealth of historical family papers in the beautiful red rock country of Southern Utah [presents itself], she jumps at the chance. She finds that all is not as clear cut as she thought, however, and is soon thrown into a dangerous game waged between a lethal drug cartel, a famous race car driver, and an orphan boy who knows too much. In trying to unravel the mystery that might save the boy’s life, Bridget finds an ally in the lest likely of the McCarran men. But will she once again lose the man she is growing to love to save the boy she needs?

Liz Adair’s latest is an engaging, suspenseful mystery—as well as a love story written to the beauty of nature in a little known area of the southwest. Ms. Adair deftly weaves the threads of intrigue while successfully tying in a believable love story.
(Courtesy of

Adult Point of View

The McCarran Collection was a step above the other romance stories I have recently read. I was particularly interested in the background story because I enjoy learning about ancestors and I’m familiar with Kanab.

One of the strongest ties was between Bridget and Diego. I liked how the mystery of his religious vision is accepted as unexplainable, but still accepted. I have yet to meet a 10 year old boy as charming as Diego, and I’ve known a lot of cute young boys. He is old for his years, but that could be explained by the responsibilities he would have had growing up in Mexico.

One of the things that threw me off was Bridget’s initial attraction to Ben and then he quickly died. I was glad to not have to read a love triangle, but it seemed like an odd choice since the summary seems to emphasis the bad-boy Ben. Another odd choice was the how the loose ends tied up with the connections between the McCarran’s, Lark, TJ and Sonny. I think a stronger novel has more ambiguity, but still a satisfying ending.

There are a few steamy kisses, but not over the top. This would be considered a clean, Christian romance and a cosy mystery.

3 out of 5 stars
3 star
– Michelle

If you liked this one you might want to try the Josie Kilpack series starting with Lemon Tart. Kilpack never lets things get too steamy.

Posted in grown up books reviewed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Her Best Match – Will This Romance Be Your Match?

Book Review : Her Best Match
The Best Girls Series

By Tamie Dearen

Kindle Edition

Spoiler Alert!



Anne Best was bored with her life in Texas. But when this feisty forty-five year old starts a new life in the Big Apple working for Gherring Inc., she stumbles into more adventure than she bargained for.

Billionaire Steven Gherring always makes the Most Eligible Bachelors list, but he’s given up looking for love.

Gherring’s grandmother, known to everyone as Gram, is on a not-so-secret campaign to find a wife for her grandson.

When veteran matchmaker, Anne Best, joins forces with Gram to find a match for Gherring, passions rise along with hemlines.

Will they find a match for Gherring?
And will Anne take a chance on love?

Filled with lovable characters, plenty of romance and frequent plots twists, Her Best Match will have you tingling with anticipation and laughing out loud.
(Courtesy of

Adult Point of View


Here I am trying a modern romance, again. I’ve just about concluded this just isn’t my genre.

From the beginning we know that Anne and Mr. Darcy *cough* I meant, Mr. Gherring will fall in love. The main question is how many obstacles will get in their way before the finale. I counted four. Her Best Match falls under the category of a Pride and Prejudice formula or a Cinderella story. I quite liked this one at first, but 5 hours is too long to invest for such a straight forward book.

Anne Best discusses the mundane with her daughters, but fails to tell them she is ‘liking’ a man. Anne also becomes friends with everyone in New York very quickly. (An employee I had from New York never warmed up to the other employees for over a year when I was a manager, so I found this to be unbelievable.) Anne’s spunky personality is what I would describe as mercurial and would drive me nuts in a real person, but is fun for a character in a book. By the end we discover how devious Gram really is as a matchmaker, but truly is she clairvoyant?

There were a few missing words, misspelled words and once the author said Anne had been on her own for 10 years instead of 15. These little inconsistencies make me a bit crazy on electronic books. And, I do the same on this blog – so we all need to self edit better.

This is considered a “clean” romance since the characters aren’t sleeping together, but I wouldn’t want my teen daughter reading it since it is full of orgasmic kissing. Every touch elicits a tingle, and the hope for more and every kiss releases a moan. It just gets to be too much. I’ve even seen it listed as a Christian romance since Anne says she will pray for others and mentions God occasionally. There must be something better for a romance. Her Best Match wasn’t my best match.

Calling all romance readers please send in a recommendation! An intelligent romance please!

2.5 out of 5 stars
2 1:2 star
– Michelle

Romance novel’s that I remember liking include The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, Sorcery and Cecilia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia Wrede, Possession by A. S. Byatt, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and, of course, anything by the real Jane Austen.

Posted in grown up books reviewed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lady Cop Makes Trouble – Is The Trouble For The Criminals Or The Police?

Book Review : Lady Cop Makes Trouble
A Kopp Sisters Novel

By Amy Stewart

Spoiler Alert!



After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs. She’s proven that she can’t be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right.

Lady Cop Makes Trouble sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey–tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters Norma and Fleurette–that is, when they aren’t training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage.

Based on a true story, Girl Waits with Gun introduced Constance Kopp and her charming and steadfast sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. Those readers will be thrilled by this second installment–also ripped from the headlines–in the romping, wildly readable life of a woman forging her own path, tackling crime and nefarious criminals along the way. (Courtesy of

Adult Point of View

I’ve enjoyed this series because the author uses many facts and actual people. Stewart also reveals in the afterward which pieces of the story are fact and which are fiction. I find Constance fascinating because she does not fit into the era she was born to and struggles with her identity. Her internal struggles are germane for many women today. I think because Constance is an historical character, her character flaws are genuine, and I have more sympathy for her plight than if she was a figment of the author’s imagination.

I missed how Lady Cop Makes Trouble does not use newspaper headlines in the same way at Girl Waits With Gun. Stewart was still inspired by headlines from the era. The writing isn’t overly descriptive the majority of the time. However, here a couple of quotes that I found charming or even laughed over.

“The older women didn’t let their lies and treachery deprive them of sleep. They took their secrets to bed like hot-water bottles and snored on top of them all night long.” (p.162)

“‘In Italy we say strega for witch.’
How did she know what I was thinking?
‘You look at me and think I look like witch,’ she said.’I know you.’
I’d had a lot of strange conversations under this roof, but this had to be the strangest.
I know you,’ she said again. ‘They put you in jail just like me. What did you do?'” (p.170)

“Three mannequins stood near the window like guests at a party, their costumes pinned carefully together.” (p.192)

“‘Deputies follow the orders given to them by the sheriff. That is the sole purpose of a deputy. People who don’t follow the sheriff’s orders are more commonly referred to as…’ He paused here as we navigated a tricky intersection along Twenty-Third, and Reinhold offered a suggested.
Sheriff Heath fought back a smile as he pulled us down the street. ‘Thank you, Mr. Dietz. Outlaw is exactly right.'” (p. 240)

There is a theme of friction through out the novel. We see more of an estranged relationship between Constance and Fleurette in this edition as the young teen develops her talents as a seamstress and strives for independence. Constance and Mrs. Heath are at odds, but in her defense Mrs. Heath has a very difficult situation having to raise her children as the jail. Sheriff Heath also is on the outs with Constance while still trying to protect her. Norma is always cantankerous, unless you want to talk about her pigeons.

Constance was a very interesting woman; while others see her as nothing but trouble. I’m glad that I’ve been introduced to her through Stewart’s novels.

3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Michelle

If you liked this one you might like The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly and West With The Night by Beryl Markham and Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool.

Posted in grown up books reviewed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rift – Is This Just Another Hunger Games?

Book Review : Rift
The Rift Saga Book 1

By Andreas Christensen

Spoiler Alert!



The RIFT Saga begins here.

In the ruins of what was once North America lays the Covenant, a nation forged by the iron will of the Moon people, who descended from their dusty refuge on the Moon after the Fall. The Moon people are wealthy, ruled by a strong government who protects its citizens from the dangers from outside their borders. Their greatest achievement is having learned the secret of immortality, and every citizen has the opportunity to live nearly forever if they choose to, a life of riches and abundance.

The English are the descendants of the original inhabitants of this place, and they live very different lives from that of the Moon people. They only live to serve the greater good, and citizenship is something few have the opportunity to earn. At the age of fifty all non-citizens are subjected to mandatory euthanasia. In order to maintain a sustainable society, they are told.

Every year a number of girls and boys at the age of eighteen are selected for Service to the State. The brightest and most talented are sent to become Students. The strong, the fighters and the athletes become Janissaries, a band of soldiers protecting the northern border from the enemies of the Covenant. The Wardens, a secretive organization known to operate far to the west, near the Rift, which makes up the border to the wastelands, sometimes choses one or two initiates, but nobody knows what becomes of them. And then there is the Corpus, where the whip rules and backs are bent.

Those who complete their Service, may become citizens. And although they will never be equal to the Moon people, they will have access to all the riches and opportunities granted by the Covenant leadership to its citizens.

As Sue is nearing Selection Day, she secretly hopes to be chosen, despite having to leave her mother and brother behind. She doesn’t crave glory or wealth though. A man or woman with citizen status can do a lot of good, and although few return to their home towns, Sue hopes to return to give her family a better life on the other side of Service.

But the Covenant is rotten to the core, and as she begins to learn its secrets, Sue must question everything she has always taken for granted. Soon she will find herself in dire peril, for she has seen the truth and there will be no turning back after that…

This science fiction dystopian trilogy is set more than two centuries after the events of Exodus, in a future dystopian society forged from the ashes of global disaster.
(Courtesy of

Adult Point of View

It’s really not a good thing if when you start reading a book you think, “Hmm, this reminds me a lot of…”, at this point you just fill in the title of another book. Unfortunately, Rift reminded me of Hunger Games. As the novel progressed it did start to develop some of its own personality. Even so, some of those elements reminded me of even older science fiction novels. The Moon people value their lives more than others because they have power and because they can medically extend their lives indefinitely.

On the positive side:

-There was not a love triangle. Yay!
-Young teens were not being manipulated into getting married (Cough, cough – Katniss and Peeta).
-The plot moves quickly.

On the negative side:

-As previously stated, too similar to other books.
-Too much information hidden from audience.
-Obvious plot.
-Individual characters are under-developed. (I don’t really remember their names.)

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find books and authors that want to write for the sake of good writing instead of a quick commercial gimmick. I can’t really recommend this book. Rift is free of sexuality, but has violence and man’s inhumanity to man as the conflict.


2.5 out of 5 stars
2 1:2 star

  • the Mother

If you liked this one try Cast of Stones by Patrick Carr, The Gray Wolf Throne series by Cinda Williams Chima, Incarceron by Catherine Fisher and just about anything by Brandon Sanderson.

Posted in young adult book reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment