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Jenni has commented on (4) products.

Firelight #01: Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Firelight #01: Firelight

Jenni, January 1, 2012

While reading this book I had one of the worst weeks of my life, and normally I can't stick with a book when something stressful is happening. But with Firelight I was able to disappear into the book, even if it wasn't for very long and able to ignore the stress momentarily. I've read some reviews saying how similar it is to Twilight but I don't see that. Take each book as its own thing.Firelight had action, romance, adventure, and fantasy. It had twists and turns and of course a new concept on dragons. For those who love books on dragons you just might thoroughly enjoy Firelight.
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Starcrossed by Elizabeth Bunce

Jenni, March 24, 2011

StarCrossed ended up being something more than I thought it was. The book starts out with a bang and doesn't let up. After escaping capture Digger is on the run from something she doesn't understand. All that's left of her life before is the clothes she has and the papers she stole.
On the run she meets four teenagers on a boat and uses them to blend in. Disguising herself, her past and her names she becomes close to them and ends up working for Lady Merista as her maid in their new winter home at Bryn Shaer. But not everything is as it seems as nobles descend upon Bryn Shaer for the winter. One in particular is Remy Daul, an old family friend who finds out about Digger and threatens to expose her unless she works for him as a spy.

This book is spellbinding and engaging, filled with thrills and a very likable characters. Splash in a bit of magic, humor and you get StarCrossed. You'll be begging for the sequel, Liar's Moon, as soon as your finished.
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The Monstrumologist (Monstrumologist #01) by Rick Yancey
The Monstrumologist (Monstrumologist #01)

Jenni, March 24, 2011

Will Henry is an orphan and assistant to Dr. Warthrop a Monstrumologist who will stop at nothing to find answers. One night the Dr. receives word that a terror in a graveyard has arisen and at once he must investigate it. Once the Dr. and will henry find out what it is, its a race against time to stop the creatures from spreading through the country and murdering more innocents. The Monstrumologist catalogs Will Henry's frightening and horrific adventure by Dr. Warthrop's side. At once engaging and and terrifying The Monstrumologist, is a book to read late at night with the lights one. The characters are full of life, the writing pulling and drawing you into 1888 New England. The story itself reminds me a mix between Fringe (tv show) and Sherlock Holmes. A story not to miss but defiantly not for the faint of heart.
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East by Edith Pattou

Jenni, November 20, 2008

East by Edith Pattou is a retelling of the Old Norwegian tale East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon. I loved the original story and when I saw East was a retelling of the story I had to read it right away. This re-telling was brilliant in that the author brought all the characters to life, and took time so that you could get to know them and how they felt. So many of the re-tellings of this story show the mother as being evil without an explanation of why, in East the author takes time in explaining why the mother reacted the way she did to Rose (read the story and you'll understand) where as in the original (and so many re-tellings) you didn't get to read that. I've read other reviews pegging this tale as Beauty and the Beast I guess in some sense it is only with snow and its set in the Northern Lands. I found East to be an engrossing read and would highly recommend it to anyone.
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