A fantastical retelling of the Russian Baba Yaga mixed in with a Cinderella-esque wicked stepmother/sisters.
Writing Wild Writing Wild is a book not in line with how I view the world, namely the spiritual undertones. The author is too David Avocado Wolfe for me, with her messages of balancing ions in the body, energies, chakras, etc. A snake crossing your path has meaning only because you’ve given it meaning; not … Continue reading Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature – Tina Welling
Coates has you panting as the forest killer hunts down the characters, starting with poor Eileen. A typical mystery/thriller, Hunted leaves you guessing what the hunter with the razor sharp claws is, and who's really behind the murders.
Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Book Review: Quartet in Autumn – Barbara Pym
I expected a bit more Viking and less Asgard and Giants and Dwarves. Instead, I found a tale as deep and explosive as Hekla the volcano erupting and destroying a mountain and valley.
It was a good book and I read it in one sitting, but I did think that the book relied too much on cliches and stereotypes, and less on true Viking-age mythology and powerful character
3 stars 18 year-old angry, rebellious, stubborn Stella is in jailed for the murder of 33-year-old Chris, businessman and millionaire. The question is: did she really murder him?
It was solid enough and it’s clear the writer has a lawyer’s mind in building a case and going through details. The writing was flat, however...
1. Handsome boy meets geeky (but attractive, though she doesn't know it) girl 2. Boy/girl don't know if they'll meet again 3. Boy/girl meet again 4. Boy/girl don't know the other is interested 5. Boy/girl realizes other is interested 6. Boy/girl admit love 7. ❤️ 💕
3 stars I loved how Raven's aunt and cousin are voodoo witches. With the introduction of supernatural beings under their control, the story added a whole new element that I think could grow into something mystical if the Raven series continues.