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Interviews | March 17, 2014

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Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy) by Veronica Roth
Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy)

Reader Eternal, April 17, 2014

This stunning conclusion to Veronica Roth's brilliant dystopian trilogy took my breath away. I am not someone who cries easily when reading a book--it takes quite a bit to move me to tears. The ending of this book left me in tears like no book has for a very, very long time. I would perhaps even venture to say I was actually bawling. This entire trilogy is so incredible. Roth is a courageous, intelligent writer who is not afraid to take risks. I passed over these books so many times without picking them up, and I wish I had read them a long time ago. I'm so glad I finally did!
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Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
Glitter and Glue

Reader Eternal, April 1, 2014

This spectacular book had me hooked from the very beginning. Kelly Corrigan has the most wonderful, natural storytelling voice. This memoir reads like a novel and I was completely mesmerized from start to finish. I found myself smiling, laughing, and crying all within just a few pages. This is a book about mothers and daughters and the unfathomable complexitites of the sacred relationship between them. This is a book for anyone who has ever hoped they would not turn into their mother and anyone who has anyway, and especially for anyone who has realized that turning into your mother might not be such a bad thing after all. My own mother will be getting a copy of this book from me for Mother's Day and I can't wait to share it with her!
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Reader Eternal, March 25, 2014

This lushly evocative novel was wonderfully entertaining from beginning to end. The plot was so unpredictable and kept me guessing right up to the final chapter. The dark, dreamy, deliciously gothic setting was so richly imagined that it was a character in itself. This eerie, hypnotic story of love, obsession, madness, and lost innocence manages to be both terrifying and enchanting at the same time. A thoroughly engrossing and unique read. I can't wait to see what's in store when book two is released!
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Torn by David Massey

Reader Eternal, March 19, 2014

Wow. Just...wow. I was absolutely stunned by this incredible novel. I almost couldn't believe it was written by a debut author. The deft, pitch-perfect treatment of a controversial, highly-charged subject impressed me greatly. The author doesn't shy away from the realities of war for both soldiers and civilians. This is a story of love and loss and the bonds forged in the crucible of war. The writing is excellent and the story is utterly absorbing from start to finish. This was a thought-provoking, highly emotional read that I would recommend to anyone. I am eagerly anticipating David Massey's next novel!
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Safekeeping by Karen Hesse

Reader Eternal, March 16, 2014

This highly absorbing novel was a real surprise. It isn't at all what one would expect from a post-apocalyptic story. There are no monsters, no plagues, no zombies. Instead it is a hauntingly beautiful story of hope and survival and the tenacity of the human spirit. It's about the ties that bind us, one person to another. The text of the story is accompanied by fifty of the author's own quietly incredible black-and-white photographs, which add a dreamlike feel to the atmosphere of the story. Reading it was an experience I will never forget. I can't reccomend it highly enough!
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