Readers welcome…

I found a kindered spirit on Twitter tonight and thought I’d plug her contest/twitter/facebook/blog following with a post on my blog. Plus, I get 10 additional entries into her totally cool book give away ūüėÄ

Per Lea’s twitter description she’s¬† “a blogging, book-loving librarian from NY, who also wants to learn web design, and loves coffee, lip gloss, and shopping waaay too much ;)”

She has combined two of her passions, blogging and reading, and created¬†a fantastic give away. You can enter her contest to win¬†the grand prize ~ ¬†ALL the books listed in the give away (there’s an excellent selection – loved Delerium). The second place prize is for a book of your choice from that same list.¬†¬†Just don’t forget to fill out the form at the bottom of the contest page.¬† You should definitely check it out!

You can follow Lea on Twitter: @LC_speaks and her blog at http://lcsadventuresinlibraryland.blogspot.com

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Extra Indians by Eric Gansworth

Extra Indians by Eric Gansworth, is a jumble of characters and their stories. Ranging from a lost Japanese tourist in search of the buried treasure mentioned in the movie Fargo to Frank, a struggling Native actor and the legacy he leaves his son, Gansworth fills his fourth novel with memorable characters. Vietnam, life on the Rez, and Dear John letters fill in all the blanks. Worth the effort it may take the casual reader to get to the conclusion.

. Due to the push-n-pull nature of the story I can only give it a 5 out of 10. 

A dystopian Sleeping Beauty

 

 

 

    Just finished the debut YA novel by Anna Sheehan, A Long Long Sleep, a story loosely based on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. It has all the requirements for YA fiction; unrequited  love, evil adults, strong male lead character, high school cliches. The twist in this retelling is in the setting and the characters Sheehan creates. I like that  Sheehan keeps the dystopian future believable and more importantly,  relatable to her young readers.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†I look forward to her next novel. I’m giving this one 8 out of 10.