Nightshade by Andrea Cremer is the first book in the Nightshade trilogy. The synopsis says: Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of the sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the… Continue reading Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.” ~ Nora Ephron (1941-2012)
Nora Ephron was 71 years old when she died on June 26, 2012. The cause of death was pneumonia brought on by myeloid leukemia. She was an American filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist, author, and blogger. She made romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally . . . and Sleepless in Seattle. Her latest… Continue reading Nora Ephron, R.I.P.
“Once a tree has tasted blood it won’t forget the taste for long.” ~ Janni Lee Simner, Bones of Faerie (pg. 43)
[glib] adj. readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so easy or unconstrained, as actions or manners Archaic: agile; spry Example Sentences: Her sermons tend toward glib, inspirational double-talk. But, then, the pious optimism and glib theatricality are disturbed every now and again by intrusions of shattering realities.
Hallowed was written by Cynthia Hand. It is the second novel in the Unearthly trilogy. Clara Gardner is a Quartarius, who now lives in Jack Hole, Wyoming. It starts out during the first day of school, her senior year. She keeps beating herself up about what happened on the day of the fire, and her… Continue reading Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Sweet Fifteen by Diane Gonzales Bertrand is not part of a series. The synopsis on the back of the book says: Hispanic families traditionally mark the transition to womanhood with a special coming-out party for a girl’s fifteenth birthday. As Stephanie’s quinceañera approaches, however, her household is glum. Her loving but domineering father has recently… Continue reading Sweet Fifteen by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
[ih-ras-uh-buhl] adj. easily provoked to anger; very irritable characterized or produced by anger Example Sentences He had the ability to upset the people with his irascible manner and then charm them all over again. But the irascible old militia colonel was there to oppose it, and his harsh arguments disappointed his colleagues.
Spirit’s Princess by Esther Friesner is the first book in the Spirit’s Princess series. It also expands the Princesses of Myth series/chronicles. It is set in Japan and features a map to help give a visual of where Himiko goes. This is the synopsis on the cover flap: Himiko shouldn’t have a care in the world. As the daughter… Continue reading Spirit’s Princess by Esther Friesner