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I knew it centered around grave robbing, but this book was nothing like I expected. Joey Crouch’s, the narrator and protagonist, voice was honest and endearing despite the disturbing story he was telling. Gripping writing and vivid prose (though a … Continue reading
There is so much to love and so much not to love about this book. A modern retelling of Hades and Persephone, it’s certainly a nice deviation from werewolves and vampires, but it’s basically a foundation for the future books … Continue reading
Having read and enjoyed other Vivian Vande Velde books, I figured this would be a sure bet. I was wrong. It wasn’t bad, but one must prepare herself to read a campy, somewhat sugar-coated medieval fantasy. Even for a middle-grade … Continue reading
So, I went to see Battle: Los Angeles while my siblings were at Disney on Ice. (Yeah, as much as I lurve Jack Skellington & Sally and the entire cast of Beauty and the Beast, it wasn’t incentive enough to … Continue reading
I wish there had been more splash to this mermaid tale (sorry for the bad pun), but little happens by way of character growth or plot development, and right when it seems something worthwhile is beginning, the book ends. Abrupt … Continue reading
This is one of those books one needs to be in the right headspace to read. Its pace can be sluggish with a distinctly classic prose style (think Victorian) despite its modern setting. It’s also one of those books that … Continue reading