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The Glittering World by Robert Levy

I suppose I should start with what I actually liked about The Glittering World by Robert Levy. Levy’s method of telling the story is unusual. There are four main characters, each who is given a sections of the book. 609 more words

Child Abuse

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

I rarely read books translated from other languages. After finishing Finnish novel, The Rabbit Back Literature Society, I am reminded of why I stick to books by English speaking authors. 485 more words


Walking the Labyrinth by Lisa Goldstein

I suppose the correct label for Walking the Labyrinth by Lisa Goldstein is the oxymoron realistic fantasy with a touch of Victorian literature. While there are aspects of this book which I found fascinating, there are other parts which flatlined for me. 438 more words


High Fantasy vs Realism

Two distinct sets of models seem to exist in fantasy novels (science fiction too, actually). High Fantasy and Low Fantasy. The questions I have are does this distinction have to happen? 445 more words

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Saving Lucas Biggs

by: Marisa de los Santos & David Teague

Saving Lucas Biggs is a page turner with some sadness in it. Margaret’s father is sentenced to death. 55 more words


#107 Nightingale's Nest by Nikki Loftin

This is the other bird/child book. I’m placing this book on my award watch, not because I loved the storytline (I really didn’t), but for the quality of writing. 113 more words

Chapter Books

Book 19: The Historian

Vampires in literature have gone through the wringer over the past several years as authors have done their best to squeeze every last bit of creativity from the these undead monsters. 478 more words