Reviews written by Molly Lewis

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April 08, 2012
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautiful Writing for a Harsh World

At the beginning, Blood Red Road reads like poetry. A harsh poetry, but suited to the story's environment. Saba and her brother, Lugh, live with their Pa and younger sister, Emmi, in a harsh desert landscape far from any other civilization. When four hooded horsemen steal Lugh away and kill...

April 08, 2012
Young Adult Fiction
Excellent Beginning

A lot of people came to this book with preconceived ideas. Which is usually a bad way to start a book. I'm grateful I came to it without having read a single review, and only barely having skimmed the book blurb. It stood on its own, and on its own...

April 08, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Gently Dystopian

Ally Condie does something very different in Crossed than she did in Matched. The first book of the series shows Cassia's gradual transformation from delighted citizen to disillusioned rebel. In the second book, we begin to see things through Ky's eyes. Quite literally, as half the book is told from...

April 08, 2012
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
I can't stop thinking about this book.

It is very important, when picking up a new book, to look closely at the title page. Then one might notice details that the book itself does not make necessarily obvious until the final couple chapters. Such as the fact that this is the first of a series, that the...

April 08, 2012
Overall rating
 
3.0
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3.0
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A Charming Fairy Tale

For fans of Shannon Hale or Gail Carson Levine, The Amaranth Enchantment provides a refreshing addition to the genre of fairy tale adaptations. Lucinda Chapdelaine barely remembers her parents who died when she was very young. Raised by her well-meaning uncle and vicious aunt in a jewelry shop, she's about...

April 08, 2012
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
This Book is Magic

There are two Briony's that stand out to me in literature. There's Briony from Ian McEwan's novel Atonement, and there's Briony from Franny Billingsley's Chime. They are worth comparison. Both are storytellers, for one thing, and their storytelling works its way into the fabric of the narrative so completely that...

April 08, 2012
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5.0
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5.0
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A Realistic Twist on Greek Mythology

Jessica Therrien has crafted an excellent introduction to a new paranormal romance/adventure series with Oppression. Elyse is a sympathetic character with a believable mixture of strengths and weaknesses, impulses and hesitations. William is charming and deeply human, and the world they inhabit has rich undercurrents of the sinister and sublime....

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