Epistolary Novels 9
Old School Wednesdays presents a new flashback feature in which we Book Smugglers reflect on a new topic or theme in popgeekdom. Old School Wednesdays is a weekly Book Smuggler feature. We came up with the idea towards the end of 2012, when both Ana and Thea were feeling exhausted from the never-ending inundation of […]
Title: The Turning Author: Francine Prose Genre: Horror, Young Adult Publisher: Harper Teen Publication date: September 25 2012 Hardcover: 256 pages Jack is babysitting for the summer on an isolated island with no Wi-Fi, no cell service, and no one else around but a housekeeper and two very peculiar children. He immediately senses something sinister-and […]
Title: A Brief History of Montmaray Author: Michelle Cooper Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, WWII Publisher: Random House Australia (Aus) / Random House Children’s Books (US) Publication Date: June 2008 (Aus) / March 2011 (US) Paperback: 320 Pages (US) “There’s a fine line between gossip and history, when one is talking about kings.” Sophie Fitzosborne […]
Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Author: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Genre: Literary Fiction, Historical, Second World War Publisher: Dial Press / Bloomsbury Publication Date: First published in 2008 Hardcover/Paperback: 274 pages January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is […]
Title: Wisdom’s Kiss Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock Genre: Fantasy, Epistolary, Young Adult Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Publication date: September 12th 2011 Hardcover/Paperback: 314 pages Princess Wisdom, known as Dizzy, longs for a life of adventure far beyond the staid old kingdom of Montagne. Tips, a soldier, longs to keep his true life secret […]
I had a few days off between Christmas and New Year and I did what I usually do when I have some time off: I read. A lot. Although I did not finish all the books I tried to read (like for example Before I fall by Lauren Oliver which firmly sets me in the […]
To: The Society of Totally Awesome Books Subject: For your consideration – Jaclyn Moriarty’s books ****** Dear Society of Totally Awesome Books, It is with the utmost delight that I write to you today. I have found a new-to-me author and I would like to bring Jaclyn Moriarty’s Ashbury/Brookfield books before this esteemed society to […]
Title:My Most Excellent Year Author: Steve Kluger Genre: YA: Contemporary, LGBT Publisher: Speak Publication date: February 2009 Paperback: 416 pages Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, ninth-graders T.C. and Augie have got the world figured out. But that all changes when both …more Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, […]
Title: The Ghosts of Ashbury High (US)/ Dreaming of Amelia Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Genre: YA/Contemporary Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (US) / Macmillan Children’s Books (UK) Publication Date: June 2010 / April 2010 Paperback:(UK) 400 pages / HC (US): 496 pages This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High […]
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