Review: The Ice Dragon by George R R Martin

 

   The Ice Dragon

Most CERTAINTLY  Contains Spoilers

Review:

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.

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Cover Reveal and Excerpt–The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The cover for The Book of Life, the final book in Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy, was revealed today, and I wanted to share it with all of you.  I have also included a short excerpt for your enjoyment.  Is anyone reading this series? What do you think about it??

About the book:

The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches

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Spotlight and Giveaway – The Holders by Julianna Scott

 
The Holders (Holders #1)
Release Date: 03/05/2013
 
Summary from Goodreads:
17-year-old Becca spent her whole life protecting her brother from, well, everything. The abandonment of their father, the so called ‘experts’ who insist that voices in his head are unnatural and must be dealt with, and the constant threat of being taken away to some hospital and studied like an animal. When two representatives appear claiming to have the answers to Ryland’s perceived problem, Becca doesn’t buy it for one second. That is until they seem to know things about Ryland and about Becca and Ryland’s family, that forces Becca to concede that there may be more to these people than meets the eye. Though still highly skeptical, Becca agrees to do what’s best for Ryland.
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Meet Sir Gareth Solimere from Everlasting Enchantment by Kathryne Kennedy and Giveaway!

Please give a warm welcome to Sir Gareth Solimere!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.

{Sir Gareth} I live in honor.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Sir Gareth Solimere?

{Sir Gareth}  I have been trapped within the relic for so long, that I forget what the sun feels like upon my shoulders. So my days are naught but dreams, but the nights…the nights are filled with soft flesh and womanly sighs, as I try to find my one true love to break the enchantment Merlin cast upon me.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Millicent?

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Review: Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile by Bianca Turetsky

The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

I enjoyed Louise’s first adventures as a Time-Traveling Fashionista, so when I was offered the opportunity to revisit  her, I jumped at the chance.  This is the third book in the series, and this time, Louise is going to Ancient Egypt!  How could I possibly resist?

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Interview with Carly Drake, Author of Words Once Spoken

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Welcome, Carly! Can you please describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Carly Drake] Lover of creative challenges, paper and things written on them, too sarcastic for my own good, boot obsessed, & fond of many things UK/Irish

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Words Once Spoken?

[Carly Drake] The story is a YA Paranormal Fantasy, set in Medieval England. As the daughter of a feudal lord, Evelyn is destined to be married off like a prized cow, however she prefers the comforts of the woods, her bow & arrow, and trousers to the confines of four walls, dresses, and balls.  When her family takes her to the princess’s coming out gala she comes across a young noble who is almost as strange as she is.  Through him she learns of the predatory fey, the vampires and werewolves they created with a curse, and her own blood-filled past. Words Once Spoken refers to the fact that once a spell or curse is cast only the caster can revoke what was done. It is the first in a three book series.

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