Monthly Archives: January 2012

Someone Else’s Life – Katie Dale

Someone Else’s Life is a thoughtful story designed to keep the reader intrigued.  Rosie, a British teen, loses her mother to Huntington’s  Disease, a degenerative genetic disease that affects cognition and motor skills.  Rosie begins the genetic testing that will … Continue reading

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Froi of the Exiles – Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock is one of my favorite political fantasy books and I have listed it under the fantasy tab.  I was thrilled to get the galley for the sequel, Froi of the Exiles.  It is highly recommended to … Continue reading

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Slide – Jill Hathaway

Slide will be a big hit in the young adult market.  Twisty mysteries are always good and this one has a unique way of delivering the clues, the pieces to solve the mystery.  Sylvia (Vee) suffers from narcolepsy.  When she … Continue reading

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again – Frank Cottrell Boyce

I am a fan of the author’s writing, especially Cosmic, and I have such fond memories of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car, that I was eager to read this new book.  Before reading it, I pulled … Continue reading

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The Night She Disappeared – April Henry

Wow!  Another book by April Henry that does not disappoint.  Kayla is out at night making a pizza delivery and does not come back.  Her panicked co-worker, Drew calls the police.  It looks like the abductor initially targeted Gabie, another … Continue reading

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Witchlanders – Lena Coakley

This fast-paced fantasy opens a generation after a devastating civil war.  The Witchlanders are ruled by witches/sorcerers who brutally drove the Baen to barren lands.  The arrival of an enemy is foretold by Witchlander Ryder’s mother.  She instructs Ryder to … Continue reading

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Ice Island – Sherry Shahan

Tatum’s father competed in the Jr. Iditarod in his youth and she desperately wants to follow in his footsteps.  The story opens with Tatum watching for racers to cross the Iditarod’s finish line in Nome, Alaska, and being given one … Continue reading

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