I loved this book! Gilded is a fun fantasy based on Korean mythology, and it has a ton of action, death-defying fight scenes, and even a little romance. Protagonist Jae Hwa Lee is not a shrinking violet; she is out there giving back as well as she gets. I think I enjoyed the book so much because Jae Hwa doesn’t wait for a guy to save her (though one does help her throughout her adventures), and because it takes place in South Korea. There aren’t enough books with Asian settings, so I am eager to try each one that I discover. The fact that I had such a great time reading this is like winning the lottery. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
Moth and Spark caught my eye because it has dragons. Ever since my introduction to Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern when I was a young, impressionable girl, I have been hooked on dragons. Who wouldn’t want to take flight with a majestic beast and save the world from whatever dangers beset it? Aside from having dragons and dragonriders, though, I would consider Moth and Spark more like A Game of Thrones, with less bloodshed, fewer heartrending deaths, and a lot more romance. The focus of this novel is on politics and the machinations behind the war that is unleashed on Prince Corin’s small kingdom. Chosen by the dragons to free them from their slavery to the Empire, Corin is challenged at every step to find a way to fulfill his duty to the stolen dragons. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Anne! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Anne Leonard] Quiet, wry, smart, argumentative, curious.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Moth and Spark? Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Scarlett! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Scarlett Dawn] I imagine the impossible. Read more
Today I have the cover reveal for Philippa Ballantine’s latest release, Weather Child. This is the start of a new series, and it hits stores in March. Check it out!
The Darkness of Light
The Dia Chronicles Book One
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Number of pages: 375
Word Count: 90,000
Cover Artist: Nathalia Suellen
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The Ice Dragon
Most CERTAINTLY Contains Spoilers
I enjoyed The Ice Dragon – until the end. Considering the amount of death and mayhem in The Game of Thrones, I should have expected some unpleasantness in this book, but because it’s being marketed to MG readers, I was caught by surprise. True to life, the children in George R R Martin’s stories aren’t immune from the turmoil of war, and Adara learns first hand that opposing forces make no distinction between non-combatants and enemy soldiers. Read more