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LitStack Review: The Nature of a Pirate by A. M. Dellamonica

The Nature of a Pirate A. M. Dellamonica Tor Books Release Date:  December 6, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-3451-0 In book three of the Hidden Sea Tales trilogy, we are reunited with San Francisco marine videographer Sophie Hansa and her continuing quest to unravel the mystery of Stormwrack, the world that might exist alongside ours, but might […]


LitStack Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted Naomi Novik Del Rey First Edition:  May 19, 2015 ISBN 978-0-8041-7904-1 Agnieszka is a girl who lives in a quiet village in a green valley.  She is sweet natured, and indistinguishable from the other children save for the fact that she always seems to be disheveled and dirty, constantly spattered with mud or with […]


LitStack Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic V. E. Schwab Tor Books Release Date:  February 24, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-7645-9 London is such a touchstone for magic and magical things.  Whether it be the environ of Harry Potter’s Ministry of Magic or the setting for Marie Brennan’s Onyx Court, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Charlie Fletcher’s Oversight series, or even […]


Flash Review – The Iron Trial

The Iron Trial Holly Black and Cassandra Clare Scholastic Press Release Date:  September 9, 2014 ISBN 978-0-545-52225-0 Callum Hunt is a 12 year old boy.  He lives with his dad; his mother died when he was baby.  He also has a gimp leg – the multiple surgeries and years of physical therapy have not alleviated […]