Review: “Lady Midnight” begins Dark Artifices Trilogy

Review:
March 30, 2016

"Lady Midnight" is the first book in the Dark Artifices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. It is the sequel to the Mortal Instruments series. It has been five years since Emma Carstairs' parents were murdered...

Young adult novel takes on religious themes

Young adult novel takes on religious themes
March 22, 2013

I started reading The Opposite of Hallelujah with only a very basic idea of what I was in for. This was in part because the jacket blurb is misleading (which is typical) and also because I haven’t come...

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran
February 22, 2013

As a genre, historical fiction is almost exclusively Euro-centric, and novels that don’t deal with European history tend to chronicle the lives of the same handful of African or Asian characters, over...

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child’s perspective

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child's perspective
February 15, 2013

If The Book Thief and To Kill a Mockingbird were somehow to hook up and create a book baby of their own, I suspect that book would be somewhat similar to The Vanishing of Katharina Linden. Helen Grant’s...

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