Sunday, May 30, 2010

Enna Burning by Shannon Hale

After Enna comes home from the Capitol of Bayern to the forest she loves only to have her mother pass away, she finds herself lost. Should she continue to stay and keep house for her borther who continues to grow more distant and sketchy by the day or head back to the Capitol to be with Isi and Geric. When Enna's brother becomes worse, she decides she must save him from himself. Will she be able to save her brother? Will she be able to help Isi and Geric as Tiran attacks Bayern city by city? What will Enna's part be in all of this? She has to find a way to be helpful.To learn more about the books of Bayern, click here.

The Van Alan Legacy by Melissa De la Cruz

Schuyler and Oliver are on the run after the massacre at Corcovado. They run from country to country and continent to continent. She has finally decided to let Jack go and let Mimi win. Bliss has finally discovered who she is and begins the great struggle within against her father, the greatest evil. Will Schyuler and Oliver be able to stay ahead of those tracking them? Will Mimi and Jack complete their bond? You will learn the answers to SO many questions in the 4th book of the Blue Bloods! I can't wait to see what happens next in Misguided Angel. What will the next chapter in their lives bring?

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

** spoiler alert ** The Crown Princess Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee has led a life of solitude in preparation of taking over her mother's position as Queen of Kildenree. When Ani finds herself passed over as not measuring up to the Queen's expectations for the next ruler of Kildenree, she finds herself lost. Where does leave Ani? What does she do next? When she is told she has instead been betrothed to the Crown Prince of Bayern, the very nation who is conquering all the lands around it. Once Bayern completes the mountain pass road, will they then put their eyes on Kildenree? Will Ani's ability to talk to animals help in the new land she travels to, or hurt her? This retelling of Grimm's The Swan Princess is incredibly written! I can't wait to read the rest!

Monday, May 24, 2010

I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas

Thalia Chaltas drags us into Anke's life and holds us up against the wall next to her like the wallpaper she is treated as by her father. Anke's older brother and sister are VERY visible to their father who abuses them physically, mentally and sexually. Anke, on the other hand, is invisible! She is seen as so unimportant that he doesn't notice or acknowledge her. Anke has liked being invisible because it has kept her safe all these years. The only problem is that once she takes one giant step out of her invisible box where her father has put her and into the Soccer Team she begins to find her voice and her strength. Will she be able to be brave enough to save them all? Will she be able to become a visible force with her father? If so, what will the consequences be? Read Because I Am Furniture and find out these answers to Anke's world.

Willow by Julia Hoban

Great read! Anyone who's been touched by true tragedy will be able to feel Willow's pain and begin to understand her extreme need to remain numb at all costs. Read it & find out why she needs to stay numb from it all. Now that she's met Guy will she be able to?