Sunday, April 16, 2017

Review: Under a Painted Sky

Under a Painted Sky Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Annamae and Samantha are both on the run: Annamae as a runaway slave, Samantha as a fugitive after killing her attempted rapist. Both find refuge with a trio of cowboys: Cay, Peety and West. What transpires is their quest across the plains, and the "band of brothers" they form as a quintet.

An atmospheric novel, with lovely prose, well developed characters, and a page turner - I had to suspend belief on much of the story line: an abundance of food and water on their trek (have I read too many Donner party accounts?), miraculous escapes from the law, lightening strike survival, among others, that I was often eye-rolling some of the narrative.

That being said, I loved both Annamae and Samantha and their relationship. True Friends.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: Princess Cora and the Crocodile

Princess Cora and the Crocodile Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A delightfully silly story about a Princess and her pet crocodile, who causes all sorts of trouble and likes to eat cream puffs.


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review: Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars
Pirate map ✔️
Prisoners ✔️
Swashbuckling ✔️
Mysterious island ✔️
Pirate romance ✔️
Highly entertaining pirate escapade - first in a series.

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