Review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

Title: The Enchanted Author: Rene Denfeld Published by: HarperCollins Published: 2014 ISBN: 978-0-06-232333-0 Summary from Goodreads: The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes andContinue reading “Review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld”

Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Title: The Lost Girl  Author: Sangu Mandanna Published by: Balzer + Bray, imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Published: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-06-208231-2 Wow. This is the word I choose to sum up Mandanna’s epic novel. It’s very rare that I’m so struck by a concept that is so shocking and morally-challenging, but so brilliant and complete. “EvaContinue reading “Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna”

Review of Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent”

Title: Insurgent Author: Veronica Roth Publisher: HarperCollins  Published: 2012 ISBN: 9780062024046 As promised, I’m continuing on my venture into the land of YA. And it hasn’t been all sunshine and happiness. Prepare yourself because my thoughts on this novel are not as pleasant as I’d like them to be. I have never been so disappointedContinue reading “Review of Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent””

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

  Title: The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Publisher: HarperOne Publication Date: 1993 (English Version) ISBN: 978-0-06-250217-9 Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is a story of self-discovery and personal destiny. An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago embarks on a journey of living out his dreams of finding treasure in Egypt instead of settling for the simple, easy, andContinue reading “The Alchemist by Paul Coelho”

Review of Wiley Cash’s “This Dark Road to Mercy”

  “This Dark Road to Mercy” Wiley Cash William Morrow, HarperCollins Publishers January 2014 It’s not often you pick up a captivating read told mostly from the perspective of a child. Easter Quillby, Cash’s preteen protagonist, is intelligent and sweet. Despite her youth and naiveté, Easter is a compelling character who quickly gains the sympathyContinue reading “Review of Wiley Cash’s “This Dark Road to Mercy””