It’s 1924 and the race to summit the world’s highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers–a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American–find a way to take their shot at the top.
They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home.
Synopsis: Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home.
Author: Marissa Meyer
Date Published: January 3, 2012 (Feiwel & Friends)
Genre: YA, Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia, Fairy Tale Retelling
ISBN: 0312641893 (ISBN13: 9780312641894)
Pages: 390 (Hardcover)
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Let me preface this with the fact that I watched the movie before I read the book. And I liked the movie better.
That aside, this book was okay. The storyline was interesting, although I could never quite get over the fact that the kids were so young, but I think that was intended. As a founding author of the science fiction genre, and a definitive work, this is a very good book.
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Released: 10 September 2013
Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.
Title: Trial by Fire
Author: Josephine Angelini
Series: Worldwalkers Trilogy | Book 1
Publisher: Square Fish (September 1, 2015)
Rating: 5 stars (Read It!)
The first novel of the Worldwalkers trilogy, Trial by Fire, by Josephine Angelini, tells the story of a girl named Lily Proctor with life threatening allergies.