Book Review: We Hunt the Flame

https://www.amazon.com/We-Hunt-Flame-Sands-Arawiya-ebook/dp/B07G11QCXY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=we+hunt+the+flame&qid=1575822626&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=ecceaafd1dd25a61d9501ab38e39b009&language=en_US Shop your local indie bookstore “Maybe the tiny lions were merely ornaments, a display of pride for the victory over a man who defied men, only to be slain by women.”― Hafsah Faizal, We Hunt the Flame Ah, where to begin? This novel is on the nominee list for the YA Speculative Fiction Cybils Awards, and … Continue reading Book Review: We Hunt the Flame

Book Review: Sorcery of Thorns

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. … Continue reading Book Review: Sorcery of Thorns

Book Review: Echo North

Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart when her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf—the same creature who attacked her as a child. The wolf presents … Continue reading Book Review: Echo North

Book Review- Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump

Well, I read it. You should read it too. It took me an extremely long time to wade through this book. It's a page-turner, but these days it is hard to take on hearing more about Trump than I already have to as part of being an informed citizen. Still, you may ask, is it … Continue reading Book Review- Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump

Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter, Nellie Bly

world cat link Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter, Nellie Bly Written By: Deborah Noyes Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (February 23, 2016) MG Nonfiction Borrowed from the Chicago Public Library as a Cybils nominee Nellie Bly could have invented the term “girl power,” and she … Continue reading Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original “Girl” Reporter, Nellie Bly

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story

World Cat Link Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story Written By: Caren Stelson Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (October 1, 2016) I borrowed this book to read as a Cybils Awards nominee. I ended up buying it and it won in 2016. Words that come to mind after closing this book: harrowing, distressing, torturous, traumatic, heartbreaking. “What happened … Continue reading Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story

In the Shadow of Liberty

World Cat Link In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives Written By: Kenneth C Davis Published By: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 20, 2016) YA Nonfiction Cybils Nominee- Borrowed from the Chicago Library Well, I’m buying this one too. The narrative to this nonfiction or … Continue reading In the Shadow of Liberty