Tagged with fantasy

Review: Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

From HarperTeen: Queen Song Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead … Continue reading

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

From HarperTeen: Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and … Continue reading

Review: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Review: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

From Random House: For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, … Continue reading

Review: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Review: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

From Puffin Books: THE NIGHT GARDENER follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its inhabitants are not quite what they seem. Soon, the children are confronted by a mysterious stranger—and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier is an … Continue reading

Review: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

From Harlequin: Some loves will last ’til your dying breath  Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla … Continue reading

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

From Goodreads: For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—”Cupid Day”—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. … Continue reading

Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

   From HMH Books: Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to … Continue reading

Catch of the Day: A Short Story

Catch of the Day: A Short Story

This past September I had the pleasure of reading a short story I wrote at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival as part of their Fringe reading. This is that story. Enjoy! Catch of the Day Da always said you could tell a lot about a man by the kind of boat he did his fishing … Continue reading