Archive for February, 2012
Review: Emily’s House by Natalie Wright
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Emily’s House is the debut novel by Natalie Wright. It is about fourteen year old Emily’s unexpected quest to learn all about who she really is and to save the modern world. Her journey begins when she gets a very surprising visit from a creature of a different world.
Emily is joined by her two very best friends, Jake and Fanny who also are taken aback by the unexpected guest. Emily always knew she was different form being able to hear all her mother’s thoughts to being able to see visions whenever she touched another person. She is very unhappy with her home life and that is a big part in her definition to leave home and go on this unusual journey. Click to Continue Reading
I had the opportunity to review the young adult novel, Farsighted in November as well as interview its author Emlyn Chand. Now for the new year she is hosting a fun reading challenge. Many of us have now heard of these reading challenges that bloggers, reviews, and readers participate in. Well, this one isn’t asking its participants to read new books, but to re-read old favorites. Especially those from ones youth. So I’ve decided that I’d like to participate. Each month for this year long challenge I’ll (try) to post about whatever book(s) I’ve decided to cozy up with once again.
I’ll start with one I was talking to my sister about just the other day when I was looking at this old mug that says “Dad” on it along with a lot of qualities that dad’s have. I then told her that I remembered getting the mug from a thrift store in early elementary school when I had gone for a walk with one of his co-workers on one of the summer days I went to work with my dad.
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Mishap & Chaos by M.M. Shelley
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Mishap & Chaos is the second in a trilogy of novels by M.M. Shelley that takes place in the Hawaiian islands. Kana’i is the grandson of the fire goddess Pele whose cousin Kye was adopted by his father so they were raised essentially as brothers. Twins Tatiana and Grasiella are trying to figure out what happened to their suddenly missing grandmother.
With Kana’i being Pele’s grandson, he has enormous power coursing through his veins, but isn’t the only one with such power. As it turns out Kye has tremendous power of his own, powers that the uncle of Kana’i has serious concerns about. But this uncle has also been listening to the island witch who may or may not be the most reliable source of information.
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