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Cress: the Girl with Lots of Hair

– Posted in: YA Book Reviews

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is a series of four books. The stories are set in the distant future with a complex social and political system. The serial begins with Cinder, a cyborg mechanic who falls for Crown Prince Kaito of the Eastern Commonwealth. The second book Scarlet is about a French farm girl

Scarlet: Continuing the Lunar Chronicles

– Posted in: YA Book Reviews

The Lunar Chronicles begins with Cinder, a cyborg mechanic who falls for Crown Prince Kaito of the Eastern Commonwealth. Everything that could possible go wrong does. The second book in the serial Scarlet takes up where the first ended. Click here for a review of Cinder. Scarlet is a reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood

“Little Nothing”: Shapeshifting and Transformation

– Posted in: Fantasy Book Reviews

To be honest, it took me a long time to write this review because Little Nothing is a complex and layered story that requires reflection. My primary problem is how to talk about specifics in the book without spoilers. I've tried to accomplished that here. Marisa Silver's Little Nothing is alluring and macabre. The Grimm

Battling Napoleon Bonaparte with Dragons

– Posted in: Fantasy Book Reviews

After I read Naomi Novik's book Uprooted, I bought His Majesty's Dragon: A Novel of Temeraire to see what this series was like. I admit I was enchanted with Temeraire, Captain Laurence, and the lovely twist on history Novik gives us. I suspect this historical tidbit might have sparked Novik's imagination and the series: Between