Monthly Archives: September 2011

“Sirena” – Will You Be Ensnared By The Siren?

Book Review : Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli Spoiler Alert! Sirena is a mermaid and her strongest wish is to be loved by a man. Unwittingly Sirena and her sisters use their siren’s song to lure a ship of men … Continue reading

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“Jane Eyre” – How Do Classic Gothic Romances Compare to Modern Novels Like “Twilight”?

Book Review : Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (We liked this cover even though it is not the version we read, the sky is a bit gothic.) Spoiler Alert! Jane Eyre is orphaned and destitute. She lives with her aunt … Continue reading

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“To Kill A Mocking Bird” – What Makes This Novel a Classic

Book Review : To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee Spoiler Alert! Summary Scout Finch, a precocious six year old, lives in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Her idyllic childhood includes playing games with her big brother, Jem, … Continue reading

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“The Forest of Hands and Teeth” – Do Horror and Romance Mesh?

Book Review : The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan Spoiler Alert! Mary knows certain facts; to be safe the Sisterhood must be obeyed and the fence line must be maintained. She has lost her father to the … Continue reading

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“Twilight” – Stephanie Meyer Began a New Trend in Young Adult Romance Novels

Book Review : Twilight by Stephanie Meyer Spoiler Alert, however, I will state there shouldn’t be anything in here that you don’t already know. Bella’s parents are divorced and she has lived with her mom for years. When Bella’s mom … Continue reading

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“The Emerald Atlas” – The Children Must Save the World Again

Book Review : The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens Spoiler Alert! Kate as a small child was promised that her parents would come back and was given the responsibility to keep her siblings safe. Kate, Michael and Emma have been … Continue reading

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“Protector of the Small Quartet” – Does the Intended Readership Change?

Series Review : Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce This was the first quartet we read in the continuing saga of Tortall not realizing that there were others prior to this set. The quartet was understandable even without … Continue reading

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