Book Reviews

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  • Book Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Artemis Fowl Author: Eoin Colfer Published: 2001 Publisher: Viking Press Pages: 396 From: Barnes and Noble There’s always something wonderful about reading books meant for children. I enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of a young person, learning new ways to write simply, gaining new perspectives and expanding the imagination. Artemis Fowl […]

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  • Book Review: The Obsidian Pebble by Rhys A. Jones

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Obsidian Pebble Author: Rhys A. Jones Published: 2013 re-release Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Pages: 257 From:  Standoutbooks These days, anyone and everyone can get published–writing about things like werewolves and vampires, true love and broken hearts. Look at 50 Shades of Grey, a spin off of Twilight, or any of those Harlequin […]

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  • Book Review: Broken Harbor by Tana French

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Broken Harbor Author: Tana French Published: 2012 Publisher: Penguin Group Pages: 450 From: Barnes and Noble Every so often, someone comes along who knows the insides and outsides of her genre so magnificently, it’s hard to understand just how her mind works to create such writing. For me, Tana French is that author. […]

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  • Book Review: After by Francine Prose

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: After Author: Francine Prose Published: 2003 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 330 From: Barnes and Noble This novel by young adult writer Francine Prose is very similar in theme to Todd Strasser’s novel The Wave. Where Strasser’s novel looks at a social experiment based on the actions of the Nazis, Prose’s novel looks at the […]

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  • Book Review: The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Kiss Author: Kathryn Harrison Published: 1997 Publisher: Random House Pages: 207 From: Drake Public Library While I was reading Kathryn Harrison’s disturbing memoir, The Kiss, I was also reading several other books. Those books were a lifesaver. They broke up the dark themes woven throughout the memoir I picked up at a […]

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  • Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Allegiant Author: Veronica Roth Published: 2013 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 544 From: Barnes and Noble What I’ve failed to give author Veronica Roth credit for in previous reviews is her ability to delve into the human mind and seek out a person’s character, then be able to show that character to her […]

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  • Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Insurgent Author: Veronica Roth Published: 2012 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 525 From: Barnes and Noble “One choice can destroy you.” The quote on the cover of Veronica Roth’s second novel Insurgent is the perfect lead into the second installment of the author’s Divergent trilogy. Insurgent is a continuation of the first novel […]

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  • Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Published: 2011 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 487 From: Barnes and Noble The first thought I had when I heard about Veronica Roth’s debut novel Divergent was, “Oh, God. Not another one.” I have a natural hate toward anything paranormal, science fiction or fantasy written after the year 2005, […]

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  • Book Review: Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Son of a Witch Author: Gregory Maguire Published: 2005 Publisher: Regan Books Pages: 329 From: Barnes and Noble The second in a saga of four novels, Gregory Maguire’s book Son of a Witch takes the life of Liir, the supposed son of the Wicked Witch of the West, and follows his life after […]

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  • Book Review: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Wicked Author: Gregory Maguire Published: 1995 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 432 From: Barnes and Noble Everyone knows the story of the Wicked Witch of the West, but what I like about Gregory Maguire’s version is it’s not so simplified to good and evil. Shades of grey are part of reality, and the Witch is […]

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