Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Review of Ruin & Rising-Leigh Bardugo

A very satisfying finale to the trilogy that began with Shadow & Bone.  Her books are steeped in Russian folklore, with thrilling action & adventure.  Although many wonderful characters are killed off, enough survive to keep the violence from becoming overwhelming.  4 Elves - Highly Recommended for teens

Friday, August 22, 2014

Review of Sisters Red- Jackson Pearce

I loved this retelling of the fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood.  Scarlett has been damaged physically & mentally by the wolf attack that killed her grandmother.  She saved her sister, Rosie, in that attack and now Rosie feels obligated to help her sister track down & kill werewolves.  When Silas, son of the huntsman, comes back into town, he & Rosie are attracted to each other.  Can the two lovers ever have a normal life or will Rosie give everything up to help her sister hunt the evil creatures?  4 Elves- Highly Recommended

Review of Sinner-Maggie Stiefvater

These two characters, Cole & Isabel, were in the Shiver trilogy  and the author continued their story in Los Angeles.  I loved the idea of reading more about these two, but maybe the change in location kept me from enjoying this book.  The emphasis was less about wolves and more about Cole's journey back to NARKOTIKA (his old band).  The romance between Cole & Isabel creates some tension, but I guess I was looking for more.  3 Elves - Recommended for teens