I know this is probably an unpopular view, and I don't know why it is, but I find when I read Tolkien my mind loves to wander. I love his stories, I love his characters, I love the movies based off his books, but I lose focus when reading his books. It took me a while to figure it out but I believe it's because there is little dialogue compared to description of adventure. I think I'm a reader who thrives off character interaction, and sometimes I would read two whole chapters in The Hobbit where there was only a line or two of dialogue.
This was a big book that blended magic and Salem history beautifully! I am happy I chose it for my Halloween read this year. It's a story of many things; witches and suffragettes, love and evil, motherhood and sisterhood. So many themes run through this well-thought out novel that it kept the pages turning furiously for me.
This was not the typical witch story I thought I was going to be getting when I picked this up. Wanting a story of magic and maybe even some scares, this was nothing like that but still it did not disappoint. This is a fantastic story of mothers and daughters...with a little magic tossed in here and there. If you like Alice Hoffman, you'll love Louisa Morgan!
This is one of the best books I have read in a very long time (and I'm not just saying that because I am Greek, although it didn't hurt that I had ties to the story). If you love mythology mixed with YA Urban Fantasy then this is a great read for you! With a strong female heroine, a sexy love interest, and a fight to survive, "Lore" definitely kept the pages turning late into the night!
FIVE STARS This Twisted Tale was set up a little differently than the others. It starts with a young girl who has cancer and her brother. While she gets treatments he reads her Rapunzel, her favorite story. He's tired of it so he decided to make up a Rapunzel story that's different. That's how we… Continue reading Book Review: “What Once Was Mine” by Liz Braswell