Saturday, June 30, 2012

Supernatural Saturday Review: Embrace (The Violet Eden Chapters #1)

It starts with a whisper: “It’s time for you to know who you are…”

Violet Eden dreads her seventeenth birthday. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. As if that wasn’t enough, disturbing dreams haunt her sleep and leave her with very real injuries. There’s a dark tattoo weaving its way up her arms that wasn’t there before.

Violet is determined to get some answers, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth. The guy she thought she could fall in love with has been keeping his identity a secret: he’s only half-human—oh, and same goes for her.

A centuries-old battle between fallen angels and the protectors of humanity has chosen its new warrior. It’s a fight Violet doesn’t want, but she lives her life by two rules: don’t run and don’t quit. When angels seek vengeance and humans are the warriors, you could do a lot worse than betting on Violet Eden…
[from Goodreads]
   
Rating:  1.5 out of 5 boxes
Target Audience: Cocky, swooning teenage girls
High point: Violet has some mad athletic skills
Low point: That it's about angels, mostly
Reader maturity: 15+

I tried very hard to enjoy Embrace, but it's just not my kind of novel.

The one thing that I did like is how strong Violet is, and I mean, literally, strong. She kickboxes, she runs, she climbs--there's very little, physically, that she can't do. It's great to have such a warrior nature for a YA heroine, and her motivations to become so physically skilled are realistic and thoughtfully expressed.

The first thing I didn't like is that it's an angel novel--and not the kind where I could pretend that the mythology is about a paranormal creature that goes by that name. This alone is enough to tarnish the rest of the book for me, so keep that in mind as you read my next two points.

Second, the love interest is too perfect, the idolized version of a middle school crush. In addition, he's too old for Violet. There is a love triangle (which I always, as a general rule, dislike). The third corner of that triangle is also too old. The creepy factor was through the roof for me. Violet, her best friend and her father didn't seem the least bit concerned about any of it, which bothered me even more.

Third, Violet isn't a character I can relate to. She's overconfident, unforgiving and thinks that, at seventeen years old, she knows better than everyone else around her. While I see the potential for this to forge a connection with the intended audience, I found it irritating.

I have no quarrel with the quality of the writing, but unfortunately, Embrace just wasn't the book for me. I've linked to the (mostly positive) reviews on Goodreads in case you'd like some other opinions on the book:  Embrace reviews

Title:  Embrace
Author:  Jessica Shirvington
Genre:   Fiction - Paranormal
Year:   2012
Book Source:  Won from Page Turners

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Want to Read Wednesday: Etiquette & Espionage

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

[from Goodreads]

With Want to Read Wednesday, I'll be spotlighting books I want to read, whether they've been out for 10 years or won't be released for another 10 months.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review of Stunning (Pretty Little Liars #11)

After Alison DiLaurentis tried to kill them, Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna tried to get their lives back on track. But these girls just can’t stay out of trouble. First there was their disastrous trip to Jamaica, and their summer breaks were no less eventful. Now a new A is stalking them, taunting them with the very secrets these pretty little liars have been trying to forget. But this A doesn’t just want to blackmail the girls—this A is out for blood.
[from Goodreads]

Rating:   3.5 out of 5 boxes
Target Audience:  Contemporary YA readers
High point: The mysterious A
Low point:  I'm still a little embarrassed to admit I like this series
Reader maturity: 15+


The girls (and A) are back!! I was so excited to see them in my mailbox. While I started out the series with more than a little skepticism, I have to admit that they’ve slowly won me over, even as I complain about their immaturity and how they bring some of their problems on themselves (and the events of Stunning are no exception, although they are, as usual, chock full of entertainment value).

I’ve spent quite a while trying to figure out my attraction to these books; they’re certainly not my usual YA fare. One of the possible reasons is that Sara Shepard has mastered the art of surprise. I know that there’s an A, I know the girls are going to do something dumb to keep her quiet and yet I’m frequently surprised by what A has in store for them next and the lengths to which the girls will go.

Stunning is no exception. There are even more twists and turns, and life in Rosedale is even more soap-opera-worthy than usual. Aria and Emily steal the show in this chapter of the Liars’ lives. Aria goes through some rough stuff emotionally, sorting out baggage and realizing that there are different kinds of secrets, while Emily deals with the aftermath of the previous summer. It may only be for the duration of Stunning, but these two finally start to grow up, which makes them my favorite Pretty Little Liars for the moment.

Hanna is…Hanna--self-centered and impetuous, determined to the point of social ruin. I found some of her stunts to be driven by an uncharacteristic desperation, but I suppose that A is driving them all crazy. For the smartest girl in the group, Spencer isn’t always the brightest crayon in the box. While some of the Liars have learned their lessons, Spencer takes a cue from Hanna and stops at nothing to secure her position at Princeton. I always thought Spencer was the most levelheaded Liar, but A has her running scared too.

As usual, Stunning is a great summer read for spending a lazy afternoon steeped in secrecy and intrigue. Although the secrets are getting more and more unbelievable, Stunning returns to the more light-hearted feel of the earlier books, unlike PLL #10, Ruthless. It kept me flipping pages long past my bedtime as guess after guess about A’s next move was proven wrong. Fortunately for me, there’s still one more book left in the series so we have one more chance to discover who A is. If you like the TV show or the book series, then you definitely need to pick up a copy of Stunning. If you haven’t yet given the Pretty Little Liars a shot, then get ready to get addicted.

Title:  Stunning (Pretty Little Liars #11)
Author:  Sara Shepard
Genre:   Fiction - Contemporary
Year:   2012
Book Source:  Received for review from HarperTeen

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Supernatural Saturday Review: Chime

Before Briony's stepmother died, she made sure Briony blamed herself for all the family's hardships. Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She often escapes to the swamp, where she tells stories to the Old Ones, the spirits who haunt the marshes. But only witches can see the Old Ones, and in her village, witches are sentenced to death. Briony lives in fear her secret will be found out, even as she believes she deserves the worst kind of punishment.

Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and mane of tawny hair. He's as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she's extraordinary. And everything starts to change. As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn't know.
[from Goodreads]
   
Rating:  3.5  out of 5 boxes
Target Audience:  Readers looking for something a little different
High point: The uniqueness of the flow
Low point: It took a little while to get into the rhythm of things
Reader maturity: 13+

Chime is an absolutely brilliant novel with an emotionally charged plot, surprise ending and a unique voice. The narrator, Briony, was a little hard to follow at first, trying to figure out when she was talking to herself and when she was explaining things to the reader, but once I got the hang of it, I loved how different it sounded from other books I've written. There's a poetry about the narration, a rhythm that appears time and time again, giving a musical quality to the text. Events that ought to have seemed distorted and disorienting find order in the pattern of the words. Even the way that the other villagers speak has a lyrical quality.

Briony is very hard on herself, believing, as she does, that she is wicked and deserves to be hung. But she never comes across as pathetic or needy. She's strong even as she declares to herself her list of sins. Her compassion and cleverness appeal not only to Eldric, but to the reader. Eldric is a fabulous character, as well--charming and warm, the perfect combination to draw Briony out from behind her mask.

It took me quite a while to determine whether or not Briony was crazy or if she was actually living in the same world as everyone else. Her potential unreliability as a narrator made me that much more curious about the conclusion because it casts a shadow on everything she reveals.

Chime differs from other paranormal novels in that the supernatural elements are relatively minor. Stripped of the bog spirits and Old Ones and set in the present, it would be a compelling and intense contemporary novel. Chime is very much about Briony and her sister and the strange boy-man who is Eldric rather than the creepy-crawlies of the swamp. Though they're not the main focus, the creepy-crawlies certainly play their part in adding a slightly off-kilter feel to the tale.

The outstanding writing and plot of Chime kept me interested and excited during the whole experience, and I highly recommend that anyone who loves paranormal fiction (even a little bit) give it a chance.

Title:  Chime
Author:  Franny Billingsley
Genre:   Fiction - Paranormal
Year:   2011
Book Source:  Borrowed from library

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review of The Messenger

Hannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the Quaker faith

...until her twin brother ran off and joined the army and ended up captured and in jail. Suddenly Hannah's world turns on end. She longs to bring her brother some measure of comfort in the squalid, frigid prison where he remains. But the Quakers believe they are not to take sides, not to take up arms. Can she sit by and do nothing while he suffers?

Jeremiah Jones has an enormous task before him. Responsibility for a spy ring is now his, and he desperately needs access to the men in prison, whom they are seeking to free. A possible solution is to garner a pass for Hannah. But while she is fine to the eye, she holds only disdain for him--and agreeing would mean disobeying those she loves and abandoning a bedrock of her faith.

With skill and sensitivity, Mitchell tells a story of two unlikely heroes seeking God's voice, finding the courage to act, and discovering the powerful embrace of love.
[from Goodreads]
   
Rating:  4 out of 5 boxes
Target Audience: Historical fiction fans
High point: Learning about the Quakers
Low point: Hannah took a few chapter to win me over
Reader maturity: 13+

As a rule, I don't read Christian fiction, but since reading She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell, I've made an exception for her books.

One thing I really appreciate about The Messenger is all of the research that went into the Loyalist occupation of Philadelphia, as well as life in the 1770s and the religious beliefs of the Quakers. Siri Mitchell hits all the high points of historical fiction with enough descriptions and customs to engage the reader in times past but with enough activity and plot advancement to keep the reader interested. Solely as a historical novel, The Messenger shines.

It also excels as a novel about Quaker beliefs and is a very interesting way to learn about a different faith. Treatment of the Quakers' beliefs is respectful, even as Hannah questions what she's been taught. The discussion of religion is key to the novel, yet it never feels overdone or tells the reader what they ought to be thinking.

As for the story and the characters, I was also very impressed. Hannah is very sincere, if a bit irritating until she proves her sincerity. Within a short period of time, she had won me over as quickly as she did Jeremiah. Now he took a little longer to convince me, but eventually I was rooting for all the people I was supposed to and was invested in the conclusion. As I was reading, I noted the depth of all the characters. The attention to detail and consistency of character are impeccable.

If you enjoy historical or Christian fiction, this would be a fantastic book for you to try. If you're interested in more by Siri Mitchell, you can also check out my review of A Heart Most Worthy.

Title:  The Messenger
Author:  Siri Mitchell
Genre:   Fiction - Historical, Christian
Year:   2012
Book Source:  Received for review from Bethany House Publishers


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Want to Read Wednesday: The Sweetest Spell

Emmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter—and instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around her?

In a departure from her contemporary teen romances, Suzanne Selfors crafts an irresistible re-imagined fairy tale that will tempt readers with a delicious story of love that is sweeter than the richest chocolate.


[from Goodreads]

With Want to Read Wednesday, I'll be spotlighting books I want to read, whether they've been out for 10 years or won't be released for another 10 months.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Supernatural Saturday Review: Changelings & Other Stories

Laura is telling the truth about being from Faerie. But not about anything else.

Darri has been waiting years for her brother’s return… because only she can protect the rest of her family from him.

Sarli is one of a long line of abandoned girls chosen to be a human sacrifice. But she’s planning for her turn to go a little differently.

Seven previously published fantasy stories by Leah Cypess, author of Mistwood & Nightspell.
[from Goodreads]
   
Rating:  3 out of 5 boxes
Target Audience: Faerie fans
High point: The surprise at the end of each story
Low point: Not much food for thought
Reader maturity: 13+

All great short stories share two traits. One, they encourage the reader to reach a certain confidence of understanding and then pull away the veil of illusion at the last second. Two, they do more than communicate a scene--there is a message, an idea, a simple thought explored through a fictional medium that allows the reader to draw their own conclusion.

Changelings & Other Stories did a fantastic job of achieving the former. A few of the stories lost me (I'm not familiar with the author's other works so this might explain my confusion), but for the most part, I was amazed by the surprise/twist/unveiling at the end of each story.

With regards to the second trait, I was less impressed. I know that some reading can be purely for pleasure, but I like short stories that flip my worldview upside down for a few minutes. Changelings & Other Stories was so good at manipulating my expectations that I had high hopes for their food-for-thought capabilities as well.

Overall, Changelings & Other Stories is a lovely collection of short stories that I enjoyed. Someone more familiar with the author's mythology of Faerie and changelings might enjoy them even more.

Title:  Changelings & Other Stories
Author:  Leah Cypess
Genre:   Fiction - Paranormal
Year:   2011
Book Source:  Downloaded free from Amazon

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Want to Read Wednesday: The Treachery of Beautiful Things

The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.

[from Goodreads]

With Want to Read Wednesday, I'll be spotlighting books I want to read, whether they've been out for 10 years or won't be released for another 10 months.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Review of Some Girls Are

Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder.  Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.  Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge.  If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day.  She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully.  Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.
[from Goodreads]
   
Rating:  4*  out of 5 boxes
Target Audience:  The opposite of someone looking for a fluffy beach read
High point: The intensity
Low point: The swearing and mature content
Reader maturity: 17+

I read this book in one sitting. I could barely put it down. It's intense and emotional and painful and good. Usually I wait a day or two before writing my reviews, but for Some Girls Are, I went straight from the couch to the computer.

Mean girl novels aren't really my thing, but this book grabbed me and wouldn't let me go. Regina seemed so real--insecure, anxious, mean (obviously), desperate--all things that teenagers are, that all people are at some point. Unfortunately for her, she spent her years of weakness stomping on her classmates instead of rising above them and pays a heavy price.

My first reaction (as an adult) was to say that there's no way that kind of thing could happen at a school, no way that so many people would cheer or look the other way, no way that the adults wouldn't notice, but that's not true. While all bullying may not be so overt, this kind of behavior doesn't stop in high school, and that realization makes the book all the more real. The characters really make the novel--while they're all cliche, in a way, they aren't the least bit funny, and even when Kara and Anna seemed overdone, they were terrifying.

Courtney Summers did a great job of providing the perfect amount of hope and remorse to balance out all the horrible things in this novel. Reading it wasn't exactly pleasant (because it tackles some heavy topics and it's gritty), but I was rooting for Regina and Michael the whole time and could barely tear myself away from the story.

FYI:  Some Girls Are contains crude language and some sexual references so it's not a book for the younger crowd.

*It would be 5 out of 5 but due to the language and content, I downgraded it.

Title:  Some Girls Are
Author:  Courtney Summers
Genre:   Fiction - Contemporary
Year:   2010
Book Source:  Borrowed

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Supernatural Saturday Review: The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey #2)

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
[from Goodreads]
   
Rating:  4 out of 5 boxes
Target Audience:  Lovers of faery lore, faery newbies
High point: The vibrant action
Low point:  Meghan's choice of love interest
Reader maturity:  13+

The Iron Daughter surprised me in the best ways possible. But first, a little history--I read The Iron King, the first book of The Iron Fey series, in 2010, over two years ago. In that two years, I forgot most of the events in The Iron King and, since this is a faery series, lost interest in Meghan's tale as well. This was due in part to length of time since reading The Iron King but also because faeries/goblins/various other Nevernever beasties aren't my favorite paranormal creatures. However, when I finally got around to reading The Iron Daughter, I wished that I had done so much sooner, and I intend to start The Iron Queen next.

Some of the things I mentioned in my review of The Iron King are true here as well. To paraphrase, I like Meghan as a main character. She's not tough and hard and cynical, like so many other main characters in paranormal YA; she's grown up a bit since The Iron King (as would be expected), and though I'm still not rooting for the guy she likes, I admire her attitude. It's a bit sappy, but she makes the right choice when it counts, even when it's hard.

The adventuring through the Nevernever and our world is one of the best aspects of The Iron Fey series. All the creatures came to life, and the writing sucked me into the heart of the action, making this book a great novel to read when I needed to block out everything else. Now that I've finished The Iron Daughter, I'm really excited to read The Iron Queen.

Title:  The Iron Daughter
Author:  Julie Kagawa
Genre:   Fiction - Paranormal
Year:   2010
Book Source:  Won from Princess Bookie

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Want to Read Wednesday: One Moment

This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?

The latest novel from the author of
The Tension of OppositesOne Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.

[from Goodreads]

With Want to Read Wednesday, I'll be spotlighting books I want to read, whether they've been out for 10 years or won't be released for another 10 months.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Review of Miles from Ordinary

Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control...
[from Goodreads]
   
Rating:  1.5 out of 5 boxes
Target Audience:  Anyone looking for an emotional ride
High point:  The intensity
Low point:  "not my cup of tea"
Reader maturity: 15+

I should just be honest--Miles From Ordinary falls into the "not my cup of tea" category, and the best reason I can give is that I prefer happier (or perhaps, less realistic) fiction.

I don't believe a reader has to like a main character to like a book, but there were so many things I wanted to tell Lacey, to make her understand, that I was extremely frustrated. I tried sympathizing with her, reminding myself that with her background, she wouldn't be emotionally equipped to know better, but I was irritated by her anyway. There were only two scenes where I thought, "Yes! Way to go!" I spent the others cringing in anticipation of her next move. I also know that the events leading up to the day written about in the novel are likely more commonplace than they ought to be, yet it was hard for me to believe that so many people--including her family--could write Lacey off the way they did. There was very little light in Lacey's darkness. Thus, part of the reason I didn't enjoy Miles from Ordinary is that it explores issues that I don't enjoy reading about, hence it being "not my cup of tea."

It was definitely an emotional read, so while there were things I didn't like, the writing was good enough to draw me in and get me invested in Lacey's life and struggles. Would I recommend it? I don't know. It wasn't the book for me, but I can see why others enjoyed it. If it interests you at all, you might check out other reviewers' thoughts on Goodreads.

Title:  Miles from Ordinary
Author:  Carol Lynch Williams
Genre:   Fiction - Contemporary
Year:   2011
Book Source:  Won from Reading Nook

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Supernatural Saturday Review: Jekel Loves Hyde

Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents rules; especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father's office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen's sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill's accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything, even Tristen's love just for the thrill of being . . . bad.
[from Goodreads]
   
Rating:  3 out of 5 boxes
Target Audience:  Paranormal readers looking for a new twist on an old tale
High point: The dual perspectives
Low point:  Tristen, because he wasn't Lucius
Reader maturity: 17+

Jekel Loves Hyde wasn't quite what I expected; I thought Hyde would be more like Lucius in Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, which is an assumption I shouldn't have made, and I had a hard time treating Jill and Tristen as separate characters.

I liked Jill (good girl + good student + glasses), and I liked Tristen (gentlemanly except for that pesky Beast problem), but Jill's forays to the dark side made me uncomfortable. She was such a doormat to start out, and then when she stopped being a doormat, she started handling things in a self-destructive way, which disappointed me. Not every character has to grow the same way, though, and this was the Jill Jekel way. Tristen was a bit too perfect at first (as was Lucius, but Lucius had the excuse of being brought up as royalty), but he eventually thawed into a more believable teenage guy. His maturity could certainly be due to years of trying to control the Beast.

All the other characters were almost cartoonish in their extremes as "good" or "bad" or "villain," but with a premise of Jekyll and Hyde's descendants recreating the transformative potion, some level of over-the-top camp is to be expected. I enjoyed going back and forth between Jill and Tristen's POVs; the extra perspective was needed due to the number of secrets everyone was keeping. There were some scenes that could have been very confusing, but Beth Fantaskey did a great job of keeping the action going without it being overwhelming, in part by using the dual perspectives of Jill and Tristen.

Overall, I enjoyed Jekel Loves Hyde. If you're looking for paranormal that's a little out of the box, Jekel Loves Hyde might interest you, but bear in mind that there's some swearing and several mentions of sex.

Title:  Jekel Loves Hyde
Author:  Beth Fantaskey
Genre:   Fiction - Supernatural, Contemporary
Year:   2010
Book Source:  Purchased