Thursday, February 20, 2014
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
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
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