Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review of Everything Everything-Nicola Yoon

This debut novel about forbidden love was full of surprises.  Madeline is locked inside her house because she is allergic to the world outside.  Like the "Bubble Boy", everything is sanitized and safe, and her mom protects her from harm.  But when Olly moves in next door, Maddy suddenly feels trapped by the house and her illness.  I loved the characters, and the ending was not predictable.  4 Elves - Highly recommended for teens and adults

Monday, February 15, 2016

Review of Rogue-Julie Kagawa

In this sequel to Talon, the author keeps us interested in the two dragons, Ember & Riley, and also the former dragon-killer human, Garret.  When we left off in the previous book, Garret has been captured by the St. George order for not only letting the two dragons escape but also keeping a fellow soldier from shooting them.  In a dangerous rescue, Etta & Riley save Garret from execution but breaking into St. George headquarters starts a hunt for the fugitives at the same time the organization, Talon, begins a deadly hunt for the rogue dragons.  A thrilling sequel that has us anticipating a third book.  4 Elves - Highly recommended for teens and adults

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Review of Passenger-Alexandra Bracken

A violin prodigy begins her debut performance  in present-day New York when her whole world turns upside down.  She finds herself a passenger on a sailing ship in the Atlantic in the year 1776 and discovers that she is a time traveler.  I liked the characters Etta and Nicholas and the book is thrilling as they search for a hidden item that could change the future forever, but I found the rules of their time travels to be a bit too complicated.  Still, I would recommend it for teens and adults.  3 Elves - Recommended

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Review of Truthwitch-Susan Dennard

In the first novel in the Witchland series, the world created by the author is full of various types of witches.There are Threadwitches, who can see the invisible ties and emotions of others, Bloodwitches, almost invincible for their tracking powers, Windwitches, Tidewitches, Firewitches and many more in this strange land.  But, the most powerful and desirable are the rare Truthwitches, who can tell if someone tells the truth.  Our heroine, Safi, is such a witch and that makes her hunted by the warring powers so they can control her unique gift.  With the help of a nomad Threadwitch and a prince, who is a Windwitch, she tries to escape her fate but also control her future.  Can't wait for the sequel to this thrilling ride!  4 Elves - Highly recommended for teens and adults