Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Review of The Accident Season-Moira Fowley-Doyle

A perfect book for October and Hallowe'en, this book is full of ghosts, magic and teen angst.  Cara & her family experience many accidents during the month of October and have for a long time.  Some of these accidents are minor and some have resulted in death so during October, the family is tense and wary.  But this year feels different and as Cara & Sam search for a young teen whose picture keeps showing up in Cara's cell phone snaps, they begin to realize that the missing girl could hold the key to the accident season.  I loved the characters and the mood the author has created; I'll be looking for more books by this Irish writer.  4 Elves - Highly recommended for adults and mature teens

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Review of A Court of Thorns & Roses-Sarah J. Maas

I really loved this book but because of some graphic violence, it is not appropriate for younger teens.  An interesting remix of Beauty & the Beast and the ancient tale of Tamlin, Feyre, a mortal, is taken to the world of the faeries in retribution for killing a faerie disguised as an enormous wolf.  After hearing terrible stories of faeries tormenting humans, she expected the worst in the faerie realms but was treated with respect by Tamlin, a mysterious High Lord of the faeries. As she gets to know Tamlin, she finds she is attracted to him and his court of spring.  But evil threatens and unless she can save Tamlin and his world, all will be lost - including the mortal lands.  4 Elves - Highly recommended for adults and mature teens  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Review of Heart of Betrayal-Mary E. Pearson

This second book in her series is just as good as the first.  The title is deceiving and makes it seem like a romance, but it's a fascinating fantasy world with lots of action, adventure, a kick-ass heroine, magic and just a bit of romance.  The ending left me wanting more... now!  3 Elves - Recommended for adults and teens.