Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mod Podge Thoughts (9)

Angel Eyes

by Shannon Dittemore


This one just needed some more editing. I loved the scenes told from a third-person perspective looking down on Damien and Canann, however, when Dittemore tried to "talk teen," she ended up detailing absolutely everything and using cringe-worthy pop culture references. I do like Dittemore's writing in her less 'genre' moments, but I won't be following the Angel Eyes series.

Monstrous Beauty

by Elizabeth Fama


The mermaid book I've been waiting for. Brilliant, haunting and fresh, Monstrous Beauty will hook you from the prologue and refuse to let go from there.

Shadow & Bone

by Leigh Bardugo


FABULOUS! Even during the book's weaker moments I was turning page after page, and by the end I was reciting Alina's powerful words out loud.

First Comes Love

by Katie Kacvinsky


Been-There-Read-That and the writing didn't captivate me enough to make me want to go there again. 

One For the Murphys

by Lynda Mullaly Hunt


A wonderful middle-grade debut with a witty, intelligent voice that illustrates the imperfections of Foster life. The  resolution that did not end with all perfect, but did, somehow, manage to end perfectly for the story.


tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

Monstrous Beauty and Shadow and Bone sound really good.

Kelsey said...

I must get my hands on Shadow and Bone. I've been hearing so much about it!

Daniela said...

Monstrous Beauty sounds amazing!