Category Archives: YA Books

Book Review: Keeper of Reign by Emma Right

Honorable Mention: Fantasy I have to say, I enjoyed “Keeper of Reign” by Emma Right. The first two chapters were slow for me, the author writing in the voice of her character, and almost talking to the audience, made me think about putting the book down. I don’t like when a book talks to the …

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Book Review: 84 Ribbons by Paddy Eger

I’ve always been fascinated with ballet.  I used to watch it and be in wonder, because they looked like they were floating. When you start to look at the struggles, and misfortunes that can happen in the life of a dancer, then you really see a story. Paddy Eger’s “84 Ribbons” is one of those …

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The Tides of Avarice: A Sagaria Legend

“The first thing you notice is the smell.  It hangs like an almost visible miasma in the sluggish air of Darkwater- or, at least it does here, in the meanest, rottenest and generally most lethal part of Darkwater, the only town on Booty Island and, in its turn, the meanest, rottenest, and generally most lethal …

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Oracle: Sunken Earth

“Jaret turned to face the fighting.  When the smoke had cleared momentarily, he could see an old man, with a long beard and white staff, contending against a young man whose complexion was fair and radiant.  Each of them had one hand on a small sphere, which they were desperately clinging to and striving to …

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Max and Menna

Haunting and memorable, the author transports the reader through love, loyalty, alcoholism, abuse, racism and complete sadness. This debut novel follows the story of Max and Menna, twins struggling to exist in a house of abuse and alcoholism. The townspeople look down on them and their mother. Their lives take a drastic turn when they …

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Book Review: Rimfire: The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse by Ellen F. Feld

“Rimfire:  The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse” is the sixth book in Ellen Feld’s ‘Morgan Horse’ series of books.  Although the book is technically part of a series, it works very well on its own.  I have not read any of the previous books and I had no trouble following the story. This newest installment begins …

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Book Review: Harvest of Souls by Michael Wayne

A Halloween party at an abandoned building in the town of Mercy Falls, Minnesota leads to tragedy when a fire starts and a 17-year-old boy loses his life.  The surviving teenagers move on with their lives in the small town. Twenty years later, Eve Lohmiller and 3 of her friends go to the cemetery with a …

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Book Review: Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby

M. Ann Jacoby’s first novel, “Life After Genius,” is a shining example of pure writing from the heart.  Just as I am sure Jacoby adored writing every last sentence, I enjoyed indulging in her words. “Life After Genius” is a coming of age story about a mathematical genius, a boy named Mead who will graduate …

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