He never claimed to be the missing Cassiel. He just neglected to deny it. Given the choice between being a nobody, nameless and homeless, or being a somebody, with everything you've never had,  who wouldn't hesitate? However, pretending to be someone else isn't easy, especially when no one is who they seem. Jenny Valentine's young adult novel,... Continue Reading →


Julianna Baggott'snew  young adult dystopian novel, Pure,promises to deliver. Touted as the new The Hunger Games Trilogy and with movie rights already sold for the first novel, the hype is indicative of a best selling book. Baggot's descriptive writing pulls the reader in, and the premise behind the book is horrifying. Atomic bombs, set by those... Continue Reading →

Cinder and Ella

Cinder and Ella are two of four sisters. Both their older and younger sisters are selfish, their father quit doing anything to help the family before disappearing altogether, and their mother spins all day at her spinning wheel, effectively ignoring her daughters to the point that she has forgotten that Cinder and Ella are two... Continue Reading →

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake: A Novel, by debut author Jenny Wringfield, is a heart felt book about the Moses family. With well-developed characters and descriptive prose, Wringfiled embraces the reader amidst a Southern family in which everyone has his/her own strengths and weaknesses. Where many books pit right against wrong, The Homecoming of Samuel Lake not... Continue Reading →

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