Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review of The Twistrose Key-Tone Almhjell

There were many things to love about this book: interesting & enjoyable lead characters, imaginative scenery & wonderful magic.  But towards the end, so many new characters came into play that it got a bit confusing.  The author is Norwegian and sometimes it felt like some things were lost in translation but aside from that, I was engrossed in the story and its thrilling action.  3 Elves - Recommended for middle-grade readers

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Review of Shadowspell-Jenna Black

I read Glimmerglass, Book 1 of the Faeriewalker series, a few years ago and liked it but didn't look for the sequel.  When I saw this book, I remembered the series and enjoyed the second book just as much as the first.  The author really has a flair for getting inside a teen's head and giving her a believable voice.  The next book in the series is already out (and maybe another after that); I look forward to reading more about the faeriewalker and Avalon.  4 Elves - Highly recommended for teens.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Review of Alanna: The First Adventure-Tamora Pierce

Although the Song of the Lioness series started with this book back in the 80s, somehow I missed this whole series.  Now that I have read the first book, I'm anxious to read the other three in the series (and maybe some of her other series).  I love her character, Alanna - a young girl who wants to be a knight.  All of the other characters are interesting and diverse and along with some great magic, the action is thrilling.  4 Elves - Very highly recommended for middle grade readers and lovers of fantasy