Saturday, July 9, 2011

June Summary

Things have been chill over here lately...especially June.  I definitely lacked in the review department  (sorry!)  but I read three (yes, only three) really good books and I'm glad I was able to soak them in...

Here are my reviews:

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Well, I must say - I'm intensely impressed.  Really truly!  Anne Osterlund knows her trade.  She works her words to her advantage:  everything is so neat and precise, but also leaves room for the imagination to work.

I don't read very many sci-fi, futuristic, space travel, or watch many of those movies.  But when I do I love them.  So when I discovered that fantasy author Osterlund, who writes about princesses and frontiers and frilly dresses and horses, had written a futuristic sci-fi that takes place on multiple planets...I had no idea what to expect.  Now that I'm done with it, however, all I can think is, "Dang!  This girl can write it all!!!"

For the majority of the book, all I could think was "Five star!  Five star!  Five star!"  It was seriously such an epicly strange and original tale...I was so hooked.  I loved everything about the story, the characters, their hurts and struggles and joys, the conflicts that arose, the beauty of the world Elizabeth Bunce had created....

...Within the first 15 pages I knew everything I needed to know about all of the introduced characters, their pasts, the world they lived in, and the direction the story was going.  The first paragraph is one of my favorite paragraphs...ever.  It is one incredible example of what kind of information should be in a paragraph, plus how you can grip your readers from sentence #1.

I shared a few quotes:

Here are my pages:

Read a little bit about me.  (I finally fixed the picture...)

Happy July everybody! :D

1 comment:

  1. huh, those girls on the covers look like they could be sisters!