My Most Anticipated YA Releases Title: Zara Hossain Is Here Author: Sabina Khan Release Date: April 6th 2021 Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Zara Hossain, has been leading a fairly typical life in Corpus Christi, Texas, since her family moved there for her father to work as a paediatrician. While dealing with the Islamophobia that she… Continue reading Whispers From The Stars: April 2021
Title: Briar Coats And The Tunnel Of Styx Author: K.J. Long Publisher: Self Published Publication Date: November 1st, 2020 Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Synopsis: Briar is a wild boy. Living in a mangrove-tree city, he has been assigned the job of builder, but he is desperate to become an explorer. At least he can swim… Continue reading Book Review: Briar Coats And The Tunnel Of Styx
Title: When Life Gives You Mangoes Author: Kereen Getten Publisher: October 20 2020 Publication Date: Delacorte Press Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Clara lives on an island that visitors call exotic. But there's nothing exotic about it to Clara. She loves eating ripe mangos off the ground, running outside in the rain with her… Continue reading Book Review: When Life Gives You Mangoes
Most Anticipated Reads Title: Star Daughter Author: Shveta Thakrar Expected Release Date: August 11 2020 Synopsis: This gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades of Neil Gaiman's Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy. The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to… Continue reading Whispers From The Stars: August 2020
How long have you been writing? My writing journey began in 2013 whilst working in Papua New Guinea. A friend was writing a novel, and I thought writing one myself would be an excellent way to take my mind off the long hours we were working. I soon learned that writing was an excellent way… Continue reading Author Interview: Micheal Garozzo
Spider-riding monsters, pesky faeries and a boy far from home; this story is a magical adventure from the very first page! In a hive nestled amongst the treetops of a wooded mountain, a colony of faeries lead a life of peace. Unbeknown to them, an army of bloodthirsty monsters gather in the tunnels below. Monsters molded by darkness and forged into savage warriors. Consumed by hatred, they prepare to launch an attack on the hive. Battle-hardened creatures all, they have little fear for their future…
So I'm doing a mass review of The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This time I'm doing it because I know I'm extremely biased when it comes to the series and I don't trust myself to give a wholly critical review of each (or any book) in this series so here we go.
New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With her old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and her frivolous new friend Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises . . . including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. But tears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends move into an old cottage and an ornery black cat steals her heart. Little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart, too. Suddenly Anne must decide whether she's ready for love.
I'm rereading the PJO series and Uncle Rick glossed over some details and stories with great potential. This is a list of some of the events in the books that would probably make great short stories.
Title: Anne Of Avonlea Author: L.M. Montgomery Release Date: October 6 1997 (first published 1909) Genre: Children's Literature, Young Adult Contemporary Synopsis: At sixteen, Anne is grown up...almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables… Continue reading Anne Of Avonlea: Book Review