Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

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

Author · Quotes

Reading is Everything

“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)

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Sweet Fifteen by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

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

Children's Literature · Historical Fiction · Review · Young Adult

Spirit’s Princess by Esther Friesner

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