Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Reviews-The Warlock&Curse of Deadman's Forest

THE WARLOCK: This is the fifth book in the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel and like the others before, is a roller-coaster ride with action galore. The author, Michael Scott, is an authority on mythology and folklore, and his books are full of characters like Isis, Osiris, Scathach, Palamedes, Joan of Arc, Machiavelli and Shakespeare - even Billy the Kid is along for the ride. This is a fun read, and as usual, the ending has you anxiously awaiting a sequel as the heroes are running out of time.

THE CURSE OF DEADMAN'S FOREST by Victoria Laurie: This is the second book in the Oracles of Delphi Keep series and like the first book in the series, brings back Ian Wigby and his sister Theodosia. Their adventures started when they explored the tunnels beneath the White Cliffs of Dover and soon they were traveling far beyond the orphanage in England. In this sequel, they travel to Spain and a cursed forest in Germany through a magic portal, seeking other Oracles to defeat a growing evil. There are three Oracles now, and the children need to gather three more to be successful,so the adventures will continue.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Book Review of SPELLS by Aprilynne Pike

I just finished SPELLS by Aprilynne Pike, the sequel to her book, WINGS. After I started the book, I realized that I didn't remember WINGS that well and with no prologue, the only way to follow the story was to re-read the first book. This wasn't so bad since I really enjoyed reading the book again (and it was a pretty fast read).

In her sequel, the writer enters the faerie world of Avalon. It's a colorful world, full of music, ballet, art and a complex class structure. Laurel is having a hard time choosing between Tamani, a faerie friend since childhood, and David, her human boyfriend. When trolls kidnap her best girlfriend, she turns to David to help save her friend instead of Tamani. Does this mean that David is her choice? I'll be anticipating the next book to find out...

MARIGOLD on Kindle for $.99

My book, MARIGOLD: Book One of the Elven Chronicles, is on Kindle and The Nook for only $.99!!