Here is a quick read that is both mysterious and curious and it does not resolving every problem it presents. Anna's father wants to shelter and protect her so she lives a quiet life on an island. Along comes problems that interrupt this quiet life. Soon there is treachery and deceit and the discovery of a body washed up on the beach.
Wild Song by Jane Eagland is a short book and it does not have a clear ending. You might have to imagine on your own how a couple of issues play out. No sign of a sequel. There is another book by Eagland titled Wildthorn and although they share the word Wild they are not related except that they are both about the adventures of a young girl.
If you or someone you know has little time, read these small books.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
The Madman's Daughter is a creepy horror story full of disturbing moments and shocking twists. Shepherd does a great job building off of Wells' original tale, and creates a love-to-hate villian in Doctor Henri Moreau. If you're sad to see Juliet's story end, never fear; the sequel, Her Dark Curiousity, is going to be released next year.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Geektastic is a collection of short stories and comic strips about the pain and the joy of being a geek, written by such amazing nerds as John Green(The Fault in Our Stars), Cassandra Clare(Mortal Instruments series), and Scott Westerfeld(Uglies). What makes these authors geeky? After you read their stories, there's a geek bio for each one. There are also valuable, instructional comic strips on how to survive a fan convention, and the most important phrases to know in Klingon, among many other worthy topics. Libba Bray tells the story of two girls to who find themselves at Rocky Horror with their nemesis. Garth Nix writes about a boy who skips basketball practice to LARP. Those are the kind of stories you'll find in this book.
So why should you read Geektastic? Because it's full of people that you'll recognize. One of them might even be you.