After the accident, Miranda has seen some odd things. Life gets even more odd when her family takes a vacation to York. She's trying to be a new persoAfter the accident, Miranda has seen some odd things. Life gets even more odd when her family takes a vacation to York. She's trying to be a new person, at least while they are in a new country and ends up meeting Nick. Nick isn't like the boys back home, he is a lot more intense. He knows lots of historical little secrets that him and Miranda get to witness. Miranda keeps the secret of the boy who lives across from her in the boarded up house. A different boy, who seems to be trying to tell her something. Miranda isn't the only one with secrets though, and Nick's might cost them their lives.
So this book was at times, down right spooky. Some parts made me want to turn all the lights on and not close my eyes. I like that in a book. Nick was an interesting character, even if he was flaky and hard to pin down. I loved the setting, Paula Morris knows how to set a scene. I was practically hanging out Miranda's window wondering in the glory of The Shambles. The setting really came alive, even though some of the characters didn't. Miranda's brother was one of the characters that fell flat. Near the end of the novel he started to get more rounded, as did his friend Sally, but for most of the book they were just half-formed secondary characters. I wish there was more about the guy in the attic too, but I guess we knew as much as we were supposed to. It bothered me a bit that Miranda's parents were referred to by their firsts names. Maybe I'm just not use to it in YA, but I kept having to think about who these Jeff and Peggy characters were. Another thing that sort of bugged me, but was understandable, was how long it took the characters to piece together the big mystery. It bothered me that they hadn't figured out what was going on for so long. I suppose though, that as a reader we a privy to having all the clues given to us in a couple hours instead of spread out over a week. For Miranda and the others most of the clues were trivial things in their lives that week, so maybe not at the forefront of their mind. Also, Rob didn't seem to be the sharpest tack. All in all though, this story was very intriguing and had me guessing right along with Miranda who was real and who wasn't. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good creepy ghost story.
First Line: "At night, the cornfields, looked like the ocean."
Favorite Lines: "'He that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts, benighted walks under the midday sun,' said Lord Poole in a quavery voice, and it took a second for Miranda to realize he was quoting something, rather than waxing lyrical. ' Himself in his own dungeon.'"
Mikey's sister accuses a boy of rape. Mikey doesn't know how to handle this situation, other than roughing up the guy in question. Ellie's brother isMikey's sister accuses a boy of rape. Mikey doesn't know how to handle this situation, other than roughing up the guy in question. Ellie's brother is accused of rape and just made bail. She's happy to have him home and wants to protect him, but isn't sure if he's innocent. When Mikey drops by Ellie's house looking for trouble, he is instantly taken with her. But Ellie doesn't know who he is and the consequences of her finding out may be devastating for everyone.
So there was kind of two stories going on in this novel. There was the rape accusation/trial fiasco and then the Romeo and Juliet love story. I wished there was more about the trial. They are young and at the mercy of their instincts I suppose, but it seems like the trial is a pretty big fricken deal! (view spoiler)[ Regardless, it was quite disappointing not to know what the verdict ends up being. There was a lot of build up and changed stories and pieces put and pulled together, and then nothing. (hide spoiler)]The love story part of this novel was good though. A tale of star-crossed lovers who are from two feuding families. Mikey is also from the poor part of town, wheras Ellie is qute rich. I liked both of them, even if Ellie was a fairly weak character at times. I'm glad she stood up for her beliefs and I'm glad her mom was a good mother. Her dad was a angry dad, that wanted the best for his family, but punished any mistake, except for rape apparently. I wish that there was more focus on one thing or another in this story though, it seems to jump between them a lot. It was told in alternating third person view between Ellie and Mikey and that could be the cause of some of the I liked Before I Die a lot better than this one, but this was still an okay read.jumpiness.
First Line: "Mikey couldn't believe his life."
Favorite Line: "Dizzy behind her eyes, sharp stabbing pains in her head, like holding her breath underwater, as she reached for the door handle." ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Karou isn't sure who she is, or where she came from. She knows that her secret life, behind Brimstone's doors, isn't like everyone else's life. No oneKarou isn't sure who she is, or where she came from. She knows that her secret life, behind Brimstone's doors, isn't like everyone else's life. No one else can make small wishes from the beads on her necklace. No one else converses with chimaera, part beast and part human, let alone runs errands for them and considers them family. Karou is going to art school and Prague, and it is lovely. Lovely, except for her ex-boyfriend constantly popping up to harass her. He is lovely, but a real pain. No one knows about Karou's private life, not even her best friend. Karou tells them things, but with a smile that never let's you think she could be telling the truth. When handprints start showing up scorched into the doors to Brimstones place, Karou thinks of it fleetingly. There is too much going on inside Brimstone's and in her own world to worry too much about something so small. Things start happening too fast, and Karou is left without answers and with a big task at hand. She's also falling in love, against her better judgement, with someone who tried to kill her. If she can't figure out a way to get answers soon, it might be too late.
Another lovely-written story by Laini Taylor. I fell in love with the setting and the whimsy of it all. Karou might not have the safest, most normal life, but she is loved. Some of the revelations in this book took me by surprise, I'm glad they were that way though, instead of the conclusions I had come to. It strikes me odd that Karou never thinks that they could be a whole world of chimaera though. I mean, she grew up with them but never imagines that there might be more of them? It just seems a bit odd. I really enjoyed this novel and cannot wait for the next installment. It was a really interesting take on a lot of different lore. Zuzana, Karou's best friend, was great. She was a fantastic best friend and funny. I loved the banter between the two of them. Kaz was extraordinarily self-obsessed which made him easy to fall for but also easy to detest. The characters in the novel really just came to life, so all their action made a kind of sense. As we have come to expect, this novel was beautifully written, the prose sucks you in. The first page painted such a picture, that I was already in love with this foreign country I had never seen. I am completely looking forward to the next book, and wish I didn't have to wait another second. I was sort of disappointed by the ending, I wanted more of Karou's point of view, I know why we had to see this, but I wish it was more brief, so the story progressed a bit further. It ended in the perfect spot though, so I guess it was okay ;)
First Line: "Walking to school over the snow-muffled cobbles, Karou had no sinister premonitions about the day."
Favorite Lines: "The falling snow and the early hour conspired to paint Prague ghostly, like a tintype photograph, all silver and haze."
"And it would begin with fire."
"The living tide sucked them into the agora, a backwash of elbows and wings, horns and hides, fur and flesh, and she was carried along, stricken dumb with disbelief, he hooves scarcely skimming the cobble."
There are always moments in life, when you do something that you immediately regret. For April, there were ten things specifically that she did and woThere are always moments in life, when you do something that you immediately regret. For April, there were ten things specifically that she did and would come to realize that they may have not been the best ideas. From lying to her dad to buying a hot tub, April's life is pretty crazy. Then again, her mom left and took her brother to Paris and her dad moved to Ohio and left her behind at her friends house. Though, he did think that Suzanne, her friend's mom, would actually be home not off doing theater in Chicago. This is April's story about how she kept her life from falling apart...sort of.
This was a very fun read, perfect for the summer. There were a couple parts that were not as fun, but April's misadventures quickly turned things around. If you like E. Lockhart books then you will love this one. Very quirky and girly and just a laugh. I loved April, even if she was pretty spoiled at the beginning of the book. Actually by the end she was still sort of spoiled, but at least she was a little more self-reliant. Vi and Marissa were fun sidekicks, I do wish there was more with Marissa though. It didn't seem like April and Marissa hung out that much, but maybe that was just a comparison because Vi and April lived together and hung out constantly. This story was full of bad ideas and hard mistakes. It was just like real life ;) I would recommend that you pick this up before summer's end and breeze right through it. There are teen heartthrobs, parties and other fun and games. I'm sure there's a moral or two in there somewhere also.
First Lines: "I bolted awake. A police siren. The police were outside my house."
Favorite Lines: "Did I smell? Discreetly, I sniffed my underarms. I did not think I smelled. Had there been hidden garlic in the pasta sauce?"...more
"Know Thyself" Consuela hears these words whispered out to her from a changing room mirror. This is when her life starts to change. She goes home to t"Know Thyself" Consuela hears these words whispered out to her from a changing room mirror. This is when her life starts to change. She goes home to take a bath and when she wakes up everything it different. She finds herself in a place called the Flow. Here are people that are somewhere between life and death and are called upon to save others from death. Consuela finds that to help with her saving people, she can remove her own skin and make a new one out of practically anything; fire, feathers, air, all become her wardrobe. Everyone in the Flow is happy and helpful, and though she misses home, she doesn't totally mind being in the Flow. Then the murders start and everything spins into chaos. No one knows what is happening or who is doing it. If they aren't stopped though, the Flow could be completely destroyed along with everyone in it.
This was a very interesting concept, it is a nice take on near-death experience. It would be fantastic to change and create skins as Consuela does, so much freedom and adventure. So there are a couple of reasons I had to rate this low. One thing that bugged me was that Dawn Metcalf tends to repeat herself a lot throughout the whole novel. It is an ARC, and maybe all the repeats are cut out in the finished copy, but I doubt it. There just seems to be a tendency to reiterate things that had already been said within the same chapter, page or paragraph. "He wasn't here, yet, but like a shark with blood in the water, Tender could smell betrayal in the Flow. Wish knew—Tender wasn't here, but would be soon. And, like a shark, Tender was made for killing." That sort of thing happened more often than I would have liked. Characters would come to a conclusion and then come to that conclusion a few pages later and so on and so forth. The book could have been much shorter if the unnecessary repetition was removed. The names were fairly odd, but lent to the whole weird dream-like world. After a while of reading this I had to put it down. It was just taking me forever to get through it and I never wanted to read it. I read a few more books, and then picked this one back up. I did love the descriptions. The flowery part of the writing was awesome, which is what kept me reading for so long. I wouldn't have finished this if I hadn't already gotten so far into it. I did thing about not finishing it a few times, but decided to just get it done with. There was a lot of world building, without too much happening in the beginning, and then the conflict and resolution seemed rushed. All of a sudden lots of stuff was happening and nothing was throughly explained. I felt like the ending was disappointing and mostly left me feeling a bit confused. I'm not really sure what happened to most of the characters, as it was never properly explained. Some explanations were alluded to, but nothing definitive. This book had a fantastic cover and some great descriptive writing, I may pick up another novel by this author, but I'm not excited about it.
First Line: "Consuela wrestled with an armload of jeans, trying to catch the hangers on insufficient hooks."
Favorite Lines: "Consuela knew that if she tried on a skin again, felt the rush of powerful freedom-thought, she'd understand; but the seduction was like a drug."
"Everything in her room was cold, but the candlewicks along the bath shimmered, whispers of wanting—light called to light, two flames become one—as simple as two magnets kissing with a click."
mel is a shell of a girl. raped by her "uncle" and abandoned by her mother. mel decides she must head to the city of angels, california. this is wheremel is a shell of a girl. raped by her "uncle" and abandoned by her mother. mel decides she must head to the city of angels, california. this is where she meets Him, Henry. He is the thing that can save her. she can do His bidding and in turn He will let her into the family. with the family and Henry, mel might be able to fill in all those dark spaces inside. when life with the family turns dark though, mel has to decide if it can still fill her up, or if she will have to try to be whole somewhere else.
This was a very intense story. I wish I didn't know so much about the Manson family going into it. It distracted me, because I kept trying to compare people and decide who each character represented. This was very well written though. Mel's character was intense and broken and drugged, and it made her story have a sort of repetitive haze. Sometimes the repetition was a bit much, but overall I loved the effect it lent to the story. I appreciated that everything was lowercase, except for Him, Henry, He. It showed what a significant role Henry played in the life of the family and it's members. I can see how someone could get sucked into a position like Mel and the others. If you are already a little weak, and looking for people who might respect and love you, a family could seem ideal. If they make you feel good, you may even go to any lengths in order to remain with them. You may even do things you know in your gut to be wrong, because in your mind, it's the right thing to do. It also helps when your tripping on acid and the like. I really love reading about cults, even though they send chills up my spine. This book is very outside the box of Micol Ostow's other novels(Crush du Jour, Gettin' Lucky etc.), but luckily it was completely fantastic. If you have ever been interested at an inside look of a girl who finds herself going along with a cult, this may just be the one for you. Be careful though, because Mel's narrative is addictive and might just leave you wanting and needing something yourself. This is a book everyone should read, it may not be a light and fun read, but you'll be glad you read it.
First Line: "i have always been broken."
Favorite Lines: "her driver's license says that she is nineteen and that she has come to us from the far east—new hampshire."
"when I was six years old, i drowned. [luckily it didn't take.]"...more
Alyssa is forced to Colorado to live with her mother, a person she barely knows, because her dad finds out that Alyssa is a lesbian. This is almost fiAlyssa is forced to Colorado to live with her mother, a person she barely knows, because her dad finds out that Alyssa is a lesbian. This is almost fine with Alyssa, because things with her girlfriend, and best friends sort of went south and ended poorly. She figures here she can at least start fresh, but everyone refers to her as "Carly's girl". Alyssa doesn't want to be known as her mother's shadow but she isn't strong enough to pave a way for herself. When she meets a girl named Finn while she's out looking for a job, things start to change for Alyssa. She doesn't want to have feelings for everyone, especially if everything will just end badly and hurt all over again. On top of all this she is struggling to uncover her mother's hidden past to see why she was gone all those years.
This was an interesting family drama, about a girl who accidentally comes out to her father (who seems the only person who hadn't already caught on) and how it ends with her being shipped off. It's unfortunate that her father doesn't accept her, maybe it's just the way he found out. Either way it's good to have the perspective of someone that was not accepted by their family. I really loved Arlo from the restaurant. He seemed accepting but sassy (can men be sassy?) and I really enjoyed his commentary throughout the novel. I really enjoy it when you find out what happened to land the main character where they are through short memories scattered throughout the book. It's better than just having it all spilled out. There are secrets and twists and turns and things that keep you wondering. Not only did we have to learn what was in Alyssa's past, but we also got to dive into her mother, Carly's, past. This novel is in the same vein as Julie Anne Peter's other novels, not only about relationships for lesbians, but all the repercussions that surround them—either from being gay, or simply from life itself. Alyssa was left to her own devices much of the time as Carly kept weird hours, and stripped at night. This allowed Alyssa to hang out with Finn, but this is the thing that causes her the most grief. After how bad she got burned in her last relationship, Alyssa doesn't know how to move on really. The mountain air does her good though. If you've enjoyed Julie's other novels you should definitely make sure to pick this one up, it does not disappoint.
First Line: "The night Sarah and Ben showed up out of the blue."
Favorite Line: "Through the trees, down a hill, is a magnificent lake seemingly suspended in midair."...more
The Kingdom which many humans inhabit is under attack. This is not a war of weapons, but a war of nature failing. The sun hasn't shone in many years aThe Kingdom which many humans inhabit is under attack. This is not a war of weapons, but a war of nature failing. The sun hasn't shone in many years and crops can not prosper in the never-ending grey. The Sages cast the oracle stones and call upon Taisin and Kaede to embark on a journey with an unknown ending. All the girls know is that the kind received an invitation to the Fay Kingdom and his son will go in his place while he takes care of his people. The two girls hardly know each other, but a deep connection brings them closer together on this perilous journey. The road they travel is not an easy one, and many of their crew fall victim to the evils that lurk inside the dark wood. Their mission must be completed however, otherwise life may cease to exist along with the warm sunshine.
So for those of you who follow me on Twitter or Goodreads, you may know that I struggled with this book, due to the fact that it is written with third-person omniscient narration. I prefer first person narration or at least third-person limited. Regardless of the fact that I did not like the style of narration this story had plenty of redeeming qualities that made me glad to continue reading. Kaede was such a like-able and plain character. She did extraordinary things, but you could feel yourself as being similar to her. Unlike, Taisin who is a sage, Kaede is not magical—though she is quite gifted with a dagger. I enjoyed watching their relationship grow and bloom. Malinda Lo knows how to write good LGBT lit. She didn't include shame or uncertainty about what they felt. No one looked down on their relationship. It was refreshing to have a solid love story between two girls without the taunting voices of their peers. Almost this entire novel consisted of Taisin, Kaede and crew's journey to the Fairy Queen. Which makes the extra journey at the end seem insignificant and unnecessary. The ending just seemed very rushed and I would have liked it to have ended sooner, not that it was a length issue—I felt the novel was wrapping up and then it was extended with another adventure. I liked the story though, and got very attached to many of the characters and was sad to see them go. I loved the element of magic so deftly woven into the world that Malinda Lo created. There was danger and adventure, love and loss, magic and fay, all a perfect combination for an amazing novel. If you buy one book this April make it Huntress.
First Line of story: "She saw a beach made of ice, and she felt her heart breaking."
Favorite Line: "He doubled over, his life spilling from his chest, mingling with the rain that still fell, unceasingly, from the sky."...more
Tallulah decides that this summer will be different for her. She will not be spending it at camp with her brother feeding her butterfly sandwiches. InTallulah decides that this summer will be different for her. She will not be spending it at camp with her brother feeding her butterfly sandwiches. Instead of all that silliness, she will be going to a Performing Arts College. Unfortunately she signed up late and can't stay at the school, but ends up staying with a peculiar family with boys who stay at her and a dad trying to find his inner woman. Tallulah thought this year would be different, but she could have never imagined it to be this loony. Owls, boys and best mates are only a small part of this hilarious tale. The adventures of Tallulah will have you laughing your knickers off.
So Tallulah is Georgia's quirky younger cousin. Now I absolutely adore Georgia, and know that anyone related to her must be fairly marvy. Tallulah is funny and awkward and a bit odd. In otherwords, a fantastic girl to read about. I was laughing so much through all of Tallulah's (and her mates) misadventures. Apparently people in England are just filled with far more hilariousity than people in the U.S.. Tallulah and her friends were quirky and fun. The teachers at the school bordered on completely insane (they are ar-tists!). There were quite a few people, so you did have to pay attention to remember who's who, but I imagine that as the series continues each of the characters will grow even more and then it won't be a problem. There were plenty of dark, brooding boys in this novel, and they were just as loony as the girls. I loved the parralels to Wuthering Heights, and just the whole theater-y element in the novel. Although it did make me think a bit of the end of the Georgia Nicolson series, and I was waiting for someone to yell PANTS! Alack though no one did. I could not put this book down, and never wanted to. I can not wait for the next installment. If you enjoy a good laugh then pick this up. I assume that you will pick this up if you are a fan of Georgia Nicolson, so I don't need to tell you twice.
First Lines: "Wow. This is it. This is me growing up. On my own, going to Performing Arts College."
Favorite Lines: (there are sooo many) "You wouldn't say, ' You've got the crappest eyes I've ever seen. Your eyes make me physically sick.'"
"You are clearly an intelligent girl as well as being very tall."
"THEN I come back from London. Much, much more criss than when I went I've got a jacket and a scar and my mustache. And sideburns."...more
Andi's brother is dead. Andi's father left. Andi's mother is not coping with either of these things at all and Andi isn't doing too much better. All tAndi's brother is dead. Andi's father left. Andi's mother is not coping with either of these things at all and Andi isn't doing too much better. All the Qwells Andi takes don't always ease the pain and sadness. Her father comes into her life one day to set her mom up in a mental institution and take Andi to Paris with him on business so she can do her school outline, so she doesn't flunk out. Andi is not at all excited about this idea and even Paris can't make her feel better, until she finds the diary. The diary belongs to one Alexandrine Paradis who lived to centuries ago in the middle of the French Revolution. Andi is intrigued by the parallels in their lives and is obsessed with finding out how Alex's story plays out.
This was a very slow book to get into. I nearly put it down when I was about 50 pages into it. I don't know if it was my mood or what, but I could just not empathize with Andi at all in the beginning. But, I was really interested to read about the diary that she finds and I always enjoy historical type fiction. This book was very historical and it was interesting to have some insight into the French Revolution that I did not get from school work. I really liked the relationships that Andi creates. Paris does seem grunge-y and romantic the was Jennifer Donnelly portrays it in the novel. Andi is obsessed with music, which is what her thesis is about. She plays music, she sings, she hangs out with people who play or sing. Music helps Andi relax and makes her a little happy and helps her express herself in the only way she feels she can. I'm very glad I kept reading, because the more obsessed Andi got with Alex's diary the more obsessed I became. I loved hearing Alex's tales of woe and triumph. It was great when Alex surprised herself with how much she really cared for the royal son, even though she told herself that she would not and did not. The ending was very strange and I'm still not sure which reality I believed happened. Of course if you haven't read the book it makes no sense what I'm talking about, but just don't feel alone if in the last few chapters you're saying "What?!?!? well which is it, was it real or was it all in her head?" This was a great novel about learning how to deal with the pain of having loss someone and feeling like it was all your fault. Although at times I wanted to just strangle Andi, she was a pretty decent (very depressed) teenager, who was just struggling with the weight of a lot of crap on her shoulders. I suggest that if you like historical fiction or novels that are heavily laden with music check this one out.
First Line: "Those who can, do."
Favorite Line: "My cell phone goes off, buzzing against my cheek like some horrible giant bug."
Whitley Johnson has finally graduated high school. Though she is glad to be rid of that place she can't help but attend the big bash at some guy's houWhitley Johnson has finally graduated high school. Though she is glad to be rid of that place she can't help but attend the big bash at some guy's house. She graduated with at least a thousand kids so it's not like she knows everyone. She ends the night in a boy's bed, the host apparently. He wants them to keep in touch, but Whitley wants to be rid of this one night stand and get on with her new life. This summer was supposed to be like all the other ones with her father. They were supposed to chill buy the condo's pool and talk about college, since Whitley is attending her father's alma mater. Unfortunately, Whitley's dad has other plans. In the car her dad tells her that he doesn't have the condo anymore but a house. He doesn't have some flimsy girlfriend, but a fiancée and she has two kids. Whitley doesn't think this summer could get any worse, and then she meets her soon-to-be stepbrother. She's trying to make the best out of the situation at hand, but she ends up getting out of hand. Whitley just wanted things to be like they always were, but maybe it's time things change.
Awesome. This is Kody Keplinger's third book and she has not lost any steam. This book was just so fantastic. A few weeks ago I reviewed Jackson Pearce's Purity and mentioned that I had a hard time relating to that father/daughter relationship; I had no problem relating to this one. Whitley's father is more of a buddy than a father, and has a hard time making time for her. Whitley is drunk so often that she doesn't even seem to realize how much this is true. She puts him up on a pedestal which puts a strain on her relationship with her mother. It was a bit depressing watching her father ignore her and then her finding out some unfavorable things about him. He sort of is a giant jerk though at least his wife-to-be is a good person.
It was interesting reading about a character with zero friends. Whitley didn't seem to even have casual acquaintances, though she went to all the parties. It was good to see Whitley's character change throughout the course of this novel, while still remaining the same girl at the core. She grew a lot having a real family around and that means something. There was a cameo in here of a couple of other Kody characters you might recognize. It was a nice surprise.Whitley does end up finding a friend in Harrison, though she fights it every bit of the way. She also has a friend in Nathan, whether she likes it or not. I loved both of these characters. Harrison was just completely fabulous, forcing Whitley to befriend him despite her desire for friendship. Then Nathan was just great because he kept calling her Whit, even though she despised it.
If you have not read a Kody Keplinger book it is because either a.) you don't like good books or b.) you're crazy (can't be that you don't like realistic fiction). Check this book out this summer, it is a definite hit!
First Line: "Hangovers are a bitch."
Favorite Lines: "I spent the next several days avoiding Nathan as much as was humanly possible. This involved lots of the silent treatment and cold-shouldering, mixed with a little bit of immature 'Did you hear something? Must have been the wind,' whenever he tried to get my attention in the presence of others."
Henry Whelp is the son of the Big Bad Wolf, who is doing time for killing Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. Henry doesn't know why his dad dHenry Whelp is the son of the Big Bad Wolf, who is doing time for killing Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. Henry doesn't know why his dad did it and he desperately doesn't want to end up like him. Henry's been stuck in a reformatory for animalia inside Dust City. Dust city used to have real fairies, with real fairydust, but since the fairies vanished all that's left is black market dust. When someone ends up dead unexpectedly at the Reformatory, Henry is brought into question. Henry goes to see his dad and find out the truth of what happened that faithful night and what happened to all the fairies.
This was a very interesting novel. I loved all of the fairy tales that were woven into the story. Each character was really a fairy tale character, and it was fantastic. Henry and Fiona as well as some of the other characters seemed a little unrealistic at times. Of course, they are wolves and such in a fairy tale city, so they aren't very realistic to begin with, but sometimes they just felt a little awkward or off. Maybe it is just me. Besides the characters sometimes being a little out of character this was a really fascinating read. It is a new look at the old Red Riding Hood story, from the Big Bad Wolf's side of the story. This novel really talks about how things aren't always as they seem. There is a definite "big brother" feel to the novel, that there is this big company that sort of controls everything and everyone. If you are a big fan of fairy tales, make sure you read this book it is a great edition for fans of the genre.
First Line: "Once upon a time, fairydust came from where you'd expect."
Favorite Line: "Earthwood Cemetery is an oasis of green at the heart if the city." ...more