Monthly Archives: January 2017

Empress of a Thousand Skies – Rhoda Belleza

In this science fiction political thriller, Crown Princess Rhee’s family is murdered when their space ship is blown up.  Rhee is raised an a planet away from the seat of the Empire and is to return when she is sixteen … Continue reading

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The Edge of Everything – Jeff Giles

Zoe lives in an isolated cabin in Montana where the winters can be brutally cold.  During a blizzard, she finds her little brother almost frozen and they take shelter in an abandoned cabin where an elderly couple was murdered.  The … Continue reading

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The Murderer’s Ape – Jakob Wegelius

Sally Jones is an ape.  She was captured years before and lived through many trials before the story opens.  She is highly intelligent and quite mechanically gifted.  Sally does not communicate vocally but can write and this story is her … Continue reading

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Caraval – Stephanie Garber

Scarlett and Tella’s mother disappeared years ago, leaving them to be raised by an increasingly cruel father.  If he perceives one has misbehaved, he hurts the other as punishment. Their father is the governor of an island and has forbidden … Continue reading

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An Eagle in the Snow – Michael Morpurgo

Britain’s most decorated private during World War I Henry Tandey. This is the fictionalized account of his life, his heroics, his bravery, and his morals.  Morals so strong he could not bring himself to shoot an injured German.  Years later, … Continue reading

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