Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO, what a ride!"
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It was a slow week for me. I only got two books! That really is a good thing though because I've been trying to be more selective until I get some of my reviews caught up. But... it's so nice to see those packages arrive at my house.
A Certain Slant Of Light by Laura Whitcomb
A creepy cover and I expected a creepy story. But from the reviews I've read this author's first YA novel has an original premise and lovely prose. Helen has been haunting for 150 years and is now in a high school English class. She can see and hear everything around her but no one could tell that she was there. Until now. A young man in the class is staring at her and she knows he can see her. But why?
This is a duplicate copy since I already got this one last week. This combines a woman's modern day search for her family's history and their link to the Salem witch trials of 1690. The author had two ancestors accused of witchcraft in Salem.
Thank you to Hyperion for an ARC of this book.
Release date: June 2009
The Magician by Michael Scott
The second book in the fantasy YA series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. These books have juxtaposed reality with magic and myth. Twin teens must find the the book of the Mage to prevent the destruction of the world. Ancient evils are in pursuit of the only people who can fulfill the Prophecy.
Release date: 2008
Tithe by Holly Black
A modern faerie tale. Sixteen-year-old Kaye travels from city to city with her mother's rock band. But she is forced back to her hometown and becomes caught up in an ancient power struggle between two kingdoms.
My name is Debbie. I am blessed to have a wonderful family - my hubby and three sons (ages 20, 23 & 24), two grandbabies, too many pets, too many books, an awesome hammock and an often messy house, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Well, maybe a house that's just a little bit cleaner but it's obviously not a priority...