Featured Author Review: The ‘Burg Series by Kristen Ashley

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The ‘Burg Series Kristen Ashley Titles: For You, At Peace, Golden Trail, Games of the Heart,   The Promise Hold On Kristen Ashley sets her ‘Burg series in a town she knows well–Brownsburg, Indiana, the author’s hometown. But the characters in the series led very different lives than that of the talent writer. The six-book series centers around the townspeople [….]

LitStack Review – Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M. T. Anderson, Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

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Yvain: The Knight of the Lion M. T. Anderson Illustrations by Andrea Offermann Candlewick Press Release Date:  March 14, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7636-5939-4 Don’t be swayed by the publisher’s information: Yes, M. T. Anderson’s graphic novelization of Chrétien de Troyes’s 12th century Arthurian legend is aimed at ages 12 and up, grades 7 and up. Yes, [….]

LitStack Review: Ophelia by Lisa Klein

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Ophelia Lisa Klein Bloomsbury USA Childrens Release Date:  December 26, 2007 ISBN 978-1-58234-801-8 Earlier this month, word broke on the entertainment wires that Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts were in negotiations to star in a movie project based on Lisa Klein’s YA novel Ophelia, a story written from the viewpoint of one of most tragic [….]

LitStack Review: Arcadia by Iain Pears

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Arcadia Iain Pears Alfred A. Knopf Release Date:  February 9, 2016 ISBN 978-1-101-94682-4 Recently, I attempted to explain the plot of Iain Pears’ novel, Arcadia, to a friend who is both an author and a literary scholar, well versed in folk stories and fairy tales.  I told him that it had time travel, kind of, [….]

Featured Author Review and Giveaway: The Song of David by Amy Harmon

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The Song of David Amy Harmon ISBN-10: 1514185016 I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for [….]

LitStack Review: The Tutor by Andrea Chapin

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The Tutor Andrea Chapin Riverhead Books Release Date:  February 5, 2015 ISBN 978-1-59463-254-9 Author Andrea Chapin is a brave woman.  She’s taken the “lost years” of William Shakespeare, and made him a character in her novel set in Lancashire England in 1590 (two years before we start to see the rise of historical documentation about [….]

LitStack Review: Falling Away by Penelope Douglas

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Falling Away (Fall Away #3) Penelope Douglas Penguin Group Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid. K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away…. K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to [….]

LitStack Review: Rival by Penelope Douglas

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Follow the Rival Blog Tour here!   Title: Rival Series: A Fall Away Novel, Book #2 Author: Penelope Douglas Genre: NA / Contemporary Romance Release Date: August 26, 2014 Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn Buy Links: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rival-Fall-Away-Penelope-Douglas-ebook/dp/B00INIXJ0O Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rival-Fall-Away-Book-3-ebook/dp/B00M88TM1A B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rival-penelope-douglas/1118739134 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rival/id830191837?mt=11 Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/rival-2   GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18129852-rival Synopsis: From the [….]

LitStack Review: With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

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With Every Breath Elizabeth Camden Bethany House ISBN-10: 0764211749 Release Date: August 5, 2014 I have learned…that spiritual courage is of a higher type than physical courage; and that it takes a higher type of courage to fight a losing rather than a winning fight.” These words, written by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, encapsulate the [….]

LitStack Review: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things Alice Hoffman Scribner First Edition:  February 18, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4516-9356-0 Part fairy tale, part morality play, part historical fiction, Alice Hoffman’s 31st novel, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, pays homage to New York City in 1911.  While much of the action takes place prior  to 1911, that is the pivotal [….]