Monthly Archives: September 2012

“The Casual Vacancy” – The Biggest Disappointment in Literature! A Book to Skip!

Book Review : The Casual Vacancy by J.K.  Rowling WARNING!!! This book is full of cursing and rather explicit sexually and drugs. DO NOT think you are in for something delightful like Harry Potter. And under no circumstances should you … Continue reading

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“Moon Over Manifest” – Who Has Hope?

Book Review : Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool Spoiler Alert! Gideon Tucker has always managed to provide for himself and his daughter, Abilene, even though times are tough in 1936. Then he decides he needs to take on a … Continue reading

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“The Enchantress” – The Final Installment in the Series

Book Review : The Enchantress {The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel}                                                         … Continue reading

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“This Dark Endeavor” – The Road to Madness

Book Review : This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel Spoiler Alert! Konrad and Victor Frankenstein are twins growing up with their cousin, Elizabeth and friend Henry having wonderful childhood adventures. By accident Elizabeth discovers a secret door that leads to … Continue reading

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“Garment of Shadows” – Historical Fiction in Morocco

Book Review : Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King Spoiler Alert! Mary Russell wakes up in a strange room, in clothing that does not belong to her, with a few odds and ends in a pocket and without her … Continue reading

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“Insurgent” – A Sequel That is Full of Fire

Book Review : Insurgent by Veronica Roth Spoiler Alert! Conflict between the factions is raging. Erudite is vying for power and control in the government. Countless Abnegation have died, including Tris’s parents, at the hands of the mind-controlled Dauntless. Amity … Continue reading

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“Nobody’s Princess” – Historical Mythology in Epic Form

Book Review : Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner Spoiler Alert! Clytemnestra weaves, embroiders and pines away for getting married. Helen isn’t anything like her twin sister. She has determined she never wants to marry, would like to go on heroic … Continue reading

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