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Review: Dark Passage by M. J. Putney

Review: Dark Passage by M. J. Putney

September 19, 2011 Review 2

Stilted dialogue, stiff delivery of background information, and a juvenile melding of history with World War II made this book a lackluster read for me. To a young YA reader, I think the adventure, mythology, and age appropriate romantic elements would be much more enjoyable, but I don’t think DARK PASSAGE has much potential as an adult crossover.

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Early Review: The Unforgiven by Joy Nash

Early Review: The Unforgiven by Joy Nash

July 31, 2011 Review 0

THE UNFORGIVEN opens like a mid-series book; characters have complex and painful pasts, there are rivalries and vendettas, all of which were introduced through summaries or asides or context clues. I’d applaud this book for being easy to jump into, but when I circled back to find the start of the series I found… THE UNFORGIVEN.

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Review: Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule

Review: Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule

July 16, 2011 Review 4

With a mix of pop culture references and old school witch craft, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN develops an above average number of metaphysical and social details for a YA novel. While this isn’t bad thing (especially at the start of a series), there were a few key failures that, for my part, will keep me from finding out where all of these different avenues are leading.

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Review & Giveaway: The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead

Review & Giveaway: The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead

March 9, 2011 Giveaways, Review 33

THE SKIN MAP opens with light humor and mysterious promises. Kit Livingstone embarks on inter-dimensional, inter-generational exploration in the same spirit Arthur Dent grabbed a towel and hitchhiked his way through the galaxy: hapless, unintentional adventure. Whereas Dent remained the star of his series, Kit was soon eclipsed by supporting characters: the villain, Kit’s ex-girlfriend (Wilhelmina), and even the man you know will eventually be skinned for a map.

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