Tag Archive | American lit

The Age of Miracles: “Not Fear, but a Thrill”

The Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker, Random House, 2012, 320 pages This book was a breeze to get through – the plot unravels so smoothly you could sit down to read it and be halfway through before you’ve even glanced up at the clock. At least that’s what I did. This coming of […]

It’s all in the names

Graceling – Kristin Cashore, Harcourt, 2008, 480 pages Finished August 2012 Here we have yet another adventurous, slightly fantastical piece of young adult fiction with a strong female character, some romance, and lots of evil plotting that must be overcome. In a kingdom where some people are “graced” with special gifts or powers, Katsa bears […]

What’s up with the Mockingjay?

Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins, 2010 Finished May 21, 2012 Some books, no matter how suspenseful, I read slowly to make them last. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, for instance. I knew its end marked the finite limits of Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s world. I suppose there’s Pottermore, but it’s not the same as having another […]