Reviews written by Olivia Hennis

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February 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
2.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
2.0
Writing Style
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
100 Word Review by Olivia

In 1923 Chicago, debutant Gloria’s engagement protects her from family scandal, although she might cause one as a speakeasy singer. Best friend Lorraine, the flapper wannabe, is slipping in society standing and chasing the wrong boy. And cousin Clara, here keeping Gloria respectable, hides from a wounded heart and Big...

February 17, 2012
Overall rating
 
2.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
2.0
Writing Style
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
100 Word Review from Olivia

In 1996, neighbors Emma and Josh log onto AOL and discover their futures on Facebook. Snippets of info set them off changing their fates—accidentally and on purpose! Suspending disbelief that Future-Emma still used her first AOL email and password, this compulsive read had everything I love: the...

February 16, 2012
Overall rating
 
2.3
Plot
 
2.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
2.0
100 Word Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset

X-Men as sleuthing 1890s London teenagers. Split-personality Finely Jane plays the Wolverine role, with duke Griffin King substituting for Professor X. (Watch for Gambit, Emma Frost, Colossus, Forge, Quicksilver.) Convenient modern tech, invented by one girl, was eye-roll worthy. Removing the steampunk veneer could strengthen the advanced...

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