Reread. Awww, Miss Trouble With Authority meets Mr. “L’état, C’est Moi”. Fun. It’s interesting to re-read the first book of a series after reading the first six. The seventh won’t come out for another few months. (Darn it, why can’t the author’s compress time and get me the book already!) Kate has a secret to … More Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
When two people don’t quite fit into the crowd – he’s the Baron-to-be, she’s the witch – it must mean that they are meant for each other, right? But no. The square shape doesn’t fit into the round hole, but the dodecahedron doesn’t fit into the circle or the square. The Baron is dying, and … More I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
Most adorable book ever. I rec it to everyone 10 years and older. A young dragon caught a cold… in his fire. According to Grandpa in mythical Japan, he has to eat a phoenix shell in the Far North to relight his fire. Clearly, his two friends ill will tag along to help.
A book of short stories about teenagers, framed by a potty-mouthed teen. The teens are all on a wilderness hike back to civilization, as a rehabilitation for crimes they did or didn’t do. “I was framed” is interesting when someone is volunteering their crime. Stephanie Kuehn wrote the only 5 star story: Why I Set … More Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson
Read this book during daylight hours only. Yikes. Grandma dies in a nursing home after a long and mostly happy life. What could be more normal? Grandma’s two older grandchildren are embarrassed by her insistence that she is the Sleeping Beauty and she is a princess who once lived in a castle and slept until … More Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
Starts with the war in the year 70, leading up to Titus and the legion burning down the Temple. Part two covers the Mediterranean region under Roman rule, and the Jewish communities in Jerusalem, Egypt, and other localities. What were communities like, who was head of household, how did they worship, lots of interesting details. … More Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations by Martin Goodman
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover? Go ahead and judge this one. Fast paced adventure, romance delayed because “I hate my family” not because the 2 romantics annoy each other. First book in series is already ordered. MUST READ NAOW.