If you are ready for stories for the next generation, then Warcross is your novel. Warcross brings readers to a near-future world where virtual reality (VR) is literally everywhere.
I had to post something truly scary on Halloween, and this book scared the heck out of me. Now, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a fan of scary. But I’d heard some buzz about this mystery, and I decided to give it a go.
Hello, Agatha Christie!
Now, it’s impossible to compare any murder mystery with some of the best by Agatha Christie. One of my favorites as a teen was And Then There Was None
I was fortunate enough to meet Lauren Oliver at yet another great event at our local bookstore, Edmond’s Best of Books. She was joined by Adam Silvera, and they offered a scintillating talk about writing inspirations, techniques, and character-driven plots.
Haunting, cool, zany, funny, creepy, intriguing, thrilling. Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap are all these things.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read this for a writing critique group assignment. What I experienced was a book so extraordinary, I had this sense of beauty and unsettlement for days following.
I wasn’t sure what to think about a book with an image of a reaper in red on the front cover. Yes, the artwork was glorious, but I tend to shy away from anything too horrific, especially anything graphic, and I didn’t know what to expect (Shusterman always leaves me guessing–an exceptional quality in any author!).
I think the topic of race is a very salient one at this moment in history. And, I think this book does an excellent job showing where we have been, and where we should be going.
I have a great respect and regard for the Cherokee. Also, my husband and children are registered tribe members, so that only makes me more attune to the culture and history of this Native American tribe.
I first fell in love with author Ruta Sepetys’ writing in the novel Between Shades of Gray. There are times when you’re not sure your’e going to enjoy a book centered on World War II events (or events leading up to it). So much tragedy buried in those stories, isn’t there?
I will admit…I’m biased. I had an exclusive interview with April Henry when she visited Edmond’s Best of Books. I had not read her work before (which is not advisable, if you are sitting down to chat with an author).