Sigh, oh where to begin? It has been far too long and I have missed you all dearly! Since I was thrown into the mess of a thing we here in the United States call High School I have pretty much had no life. Well, ok, so I have had a life, but it has pretty much consisted of homework and sleep. So I haven’t had much time for all this blogging stuff. So I’m sorry for the long absence and I’m going to go ahead and warn you all that, sadly, I will not be posting nearly as frequently now as I was over the summer. Anyways, I didn’t start writing this just to rant to y’all I actually have a reason to post I promise! I have a few more “Short and Sweet Reviews!” So here they are! (I left out The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau because I felt I had already expressed my opinions about it plenty in my earlier post.)
A Spark Unseen
by Sharon Cameron
Coming September 24, 2013
When Katherine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnap attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead.
But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katherine soon funds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katherine will have to figure out whom she can trust–if anyone–to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.
The Ocean At The End of The Lane
by Neil Gaiman
Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home ot attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that sh’e claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at
this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkens was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. Lettie–magical, comforting, wise beyond her years–promised to protect him, no matter what.
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by Kiera Cass
Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the selecito. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.
America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over–and time is running out for America to decide.
Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
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