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3 12, 2015

Blog Tour: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

By | December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Children's Books, Christian Literature & Fiction, For Teens, Gift Ideas, Historical, Love & Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

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the golden braid book coverPlease join Melanie Dickerson, author of The Golden Braid, as she tours the blogosphere with Litfuse Publicity!

Reviewed by Holly Madison

This was the first book I have read by Melanie Dickerson and for the most part, I found it to be a delightful and charming read.

As the title would hint, this is a book about Rapunzel, but unlike any other Rapunzel story I have come across. Rather than being set in a fantasy world full of magic and evil witches, this feels much more like something that could have happened in the real world (with a distinct German feel to the setting).

It centers around the 19+ year old Rapunzel with ankle-length hair, and she is more independent thinking than I imagine her fairy tale counterpart to be. While she does have a mind of her own, she is

9 12, 2014

Review: Storm Siren by Mary Weber

By | December 9th, 2014|Categories: Children's Books, Christian Literature & Fiction, Love & Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Series, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

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storm siren book coverReviewed by Sarah Lelonek

In a sea of paranormal young adult fiction, the characters and plot devices sometimes muddle together. Storm Siren by Mary Weber stands out among the crowd. While, essentially, the story is centered on the stereotypical outcast girl finally getting attention in a larger than life sort of way, Weber takes what is becoming a tired gender and gives it new life.

Nym, a teenage orphaned girl, is an Elemental. Her existence poses two problems–one being that Elementals are usually killed at birth, and the second being that there has never been a female Elemental. Ever. Aside from trying to hide her powers, Nym is faced with the fact that her powers sometimes control her in terrible ways. After seeing every person she has ever cared about either killed or badly hurt by her powers, Nym pretty much gives