Source: LibraryThing Early Reviewers

The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

Posted August 14, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Faber Faber in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Hel was born with the upper body of a girl and the legs of a corpse.  From the moment of her birth, her father, Loki, is disgusted with her.  She is an outcast in her family, in Asgard, and even unloved when she enters her own kingdom.  She is scorned by love and hates all things living and more things dead.  And she is […]

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Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Posted August 11, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Of Jenny and the Aliens is a romance, a sci-fi, and a story that in many ways may feel too true-to-life Aliens have contacted earth, and Derek is in love.  Her name is Jenny and since the world is probably ending anyway, she takes a chance on him.  She has a snowcone machine in her basement, and they watch Disney movies together.  It’s great. […]

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Pistols & Petticoats by Erika Janik

Pistols & Petticoats by Erika Janik

Posted July 17, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Beacon Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Erika Janik seems to me like the type of person who learns a fact, then gets really excited about it and learns everything possible about the subject.  She is clearly enthusiastic and while I found Pistols and Petticoats interesting, it was a little too ambitious and scattered for my tastes. Delivery There are several ways to format any non-fiction work.  My experience in historical works is that they […]

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Drawn Away by Holly Bennett

Drawn Away by Holly Bennett

Posted March 5, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Orca Book Publishers in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I was very much looking forward to Drawn Away.  It has a stunning cover and an interesting concept.  Unfortunately, this book was not for me. Characters I found Klara, Jack, and Lucy all a bit flat as characters.  They were written with variety and individual backgrounds and hobbies – Lucy had her year as a homeless teen whereas Jack had his diabetes.  Klara was […]

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