Tag Archives: young adult

Editorial Review – Heroes By Design

 

Title: Heroes By Design

Author: D.A. Irsik

Genre: Young Adult / Christian

 

A tale of friendship, faith, and perseverance takes center stage in Heroes by Design by D.A. Irsik. It follows the lives of Sela, Emily, and Zach–three friends who take pride in their Christian beliefs and the work they do in God’s name, until tragic circumstances test this belief and threaten to tear them apart.

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Raking the Dust – Book Review

 

Recently, I mentioned to an author that writing can sometimes seem a trivial and frivolous occupation. She replied that she never thought of it that way. It made me wonder if insecurity about writing is more of a male problem than a female one.

Rather like male film actors who indulge in ‘manly’ excesses to compensate for their lack of self-esteem, there are male writers who embrace a lifestyle based on alcohol or drugs or sex or danger and any combination thereof in order, it seems, to bolster something within themselves that whispers in the night that making up stories is unworthy of real men. Continue reading Raking the Dust – Book Review

After the Fire – Book Review

 

After the Fire by Will Hill

Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2017

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction

 

“The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade”.

I picked up After the Fire without reading the blurb or having prior knowledge of its subject. Coming to the book raw and without preconceptions I was quickly immersed in an intense atmosphere of fear, suspicion and confusion. The disjointed memories of survivor Moonbeam are filled with gunshots and burning fire. It is not clear how her family of Brothers and Sisters – the Lord’s Legion community – reached this devastating and tragic crisis.

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Editorial Review – Sage Stone: The Magic Between The Worlds

 

Title: Sage Stone: The Magic Between The Worlds

Author: Darcy Deming

Genre: YA / Adventure / Spirituality

 

In this unique coming of age story, Darcy Deming tells the tale of Sage Stone, his extraordinary family, and the equally extraordinary journey he must take to become the man he was destined to be. Chosen by the mythical Thunder Beings and having closely survived a brush with death, Sage’s life is irrevocably altered, as he must now battle the darkness in order to bring light into the world with the aid of his twin sister Hannah.

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Editorial Review – Melissa and Kasho

 

Title: Melissa and Kasho

Author: Camilla Chance

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal

 

A young girl from a comfortable upbringing goes on a journey to discover her full potential in this latest offering from author Camilla Chance. Melissa has always followed the rules, especially those set out by her domineering and abusive parents. An opportunity to study in Italy serves as a catalyst for a chain of events that will ultimately change the course of her life and leave an indelible mark on who she is as a person.

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Prophecy of Thol – Book Review

 

Goodreads: Prophecy of Thol

Author: Dawn Greenfield Ireland

Published: 6th September 2017 (Artistic Origins Inc)

Source: Copy from Author

Rating: 5/5 (It was amazing)

Official Summary: “Recurring nightmares haunted D’laine Jackson when she woke from an eight-month coma following a tragic accident. Four images were branded in her head: a dark-haired, handsome princely young man, a fierce reptilian monster, a white furry creature whose red eyes implored her with some unspoken message, and an ominous black robot.

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Editorial Review – The Metanoia Phases: The Change of Heart

 

 

Title of the Book: The Metanoia Phases: The Change of Heart

Author name: Maria E. L. Thomassen

Genre: YA Fantasy

 

Magic, romance, and family secrets collide in this young adult fantasy novel by Maria Thomassen. As the crowned princess of Serendia, Maria has always known love and security. Beloved by friends and family and admired by many, she has always been certain about her place in the world.

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Editorial Review – Atlanta Stories:  Fables of the New South

 

Title:  Atlanta Stories:  Fables of the New South

Author:  G. M. Lupo

Genre:  Contemporary fiction / short stories

 

Atlanta Stories features seven short stories of people whose journeys take them to Atlanta. The characters are diverse–ranging from a young girl with echolalia to a woman who lost the use of her legs when a drunk driver hit her–and their stories are just as different and interesting. While the characters face their share of heartache, their stories are also tales of redemption, although not all that simple.

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Editorial Review – The Secret Keeper

 

Book Title: The Secret Keeper

Author: Jane Alvey Harris

Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary Realism / Fantasy

 

The Secret Keeper is the second book in the My Myth trilogy. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Emily Alvey, who was sexually abused by her own father when she was only seven years old.

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Editorial Review – Breaking Into the Light

 

Title: Breaking Into the Light

Author: Cynthia A. Morgan

Genre: YA Fantasy

 

The third book in the Dark Fey series brings the band of characters to their darkest battles. The Fey of the Light have managed to save some abducted younglings who were taken to become Dark Fey, but when Legionnaires follow them back across, complications ensue.

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