The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

After reading Unspoken, which I really enjoyed, I was determined to go back and read Sarah Rees Brennan’s earlier trilogy, starting with The Demon’s Lexicon. The Demon’s Lexicon is the story of Nick, a sixteen year old boy, who has spent his whole life on the run from the magicians who threaten his mother’s life. Along with his elder brother Alan, Nick has held the household together after the death […]

A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley is a little gem of a book. In many respects it is a pretty typical coming-of-age tale but the characters elevate this story beyond the usual. They are very realistic and relatable, even if you don’t particularly like them at times. The story is told in dual narrative, from the perspective of Charlie Duskin and Rose Butler, two teenage girls from different backgrounds. […]

The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Voice by Jennifer Anne Davis

The Voice is the story of Audrey, a senior in high school who has just experienced an extremely traumatic ordeal, one which she is not sure she will ever truly recover from. She was kidnapped and held for two months by her sadistic uncle Bill. After her rescue, she returns home to Pittsburgh but she finds that there are just too many bad memories which she cannot escape from. Her […]

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Graffiti Moon is a truly exceptional book. Wonderfully written, with deep, well-drawn (pun intended!) characters and a simple yet affecting story, I just cannot say enough good things things about it. I had read through many of the reviews so had a fair idea that I would enjoy this one, but it more than lived up to my (already high) expectations. Graffiti Moon is told in dual narrative from the […]

How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

How Beauty Met the Beast is a modern spin on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. It is the story of a young burlesque dancer named Jolie Benoit who is rescued from a kidnapping and near rape by Wesley Haukon (who goes by the moniker Hauk). Hauk is a badly burned ex-Army ranger who now works for a secretive underground movement dedicated to fighting injustice called Underlight. Jolie […]