Thursday, May 29, 2014

Django Wexler / The Forbidden Library / Extraordinary Juvenile Fantasy

I don't always find the good books
In the Adult or Young Adult collections
Some wondrous stories are in the Juvenile collection

Susan Cooper's / The Dark is Rising Sequence
One of my absolute favorite series
my favorite modern day search for the Holy Grail
Riveting stuff

My most recent find
Django Wexler's / The Forbidden Library
I posted Mr Wexler's The Thousand Names (post)
A terrific story well told
Book 2, The Shadow Throne will be here very soon

Mr Wexler's newest
From the Juvenile collection
The Forbidden Library, Rocks!
Totally grabs you, start to finish
Just what Juvenile fiction should do

The young protagonist, Alice
Alice is a Reader
When Alice gets caught-up in a good book
It's nothing like when we get lost in a good story

I can not recommend this book enough
I loved it!

A song writer worth listening to
Performed by some of the very best
Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Borwne

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Paula Brackston / The Witch's Daughter / Total Immersion Literary Fantasy

The Witch's Daughter, just what I wanted to read
Paula Brackston is a story teller
I was drawn in so quickly, so comfortably
Mind you, the story is not all sweet
A good story has sharp edges
The Witch's Daughter is full of sharp edges
Always on the periphery of sight and mind
Lurking, suddenly present

The evil in this story is daunting
Like the protagonist, immortal
Always looking for her
Occasionally finding her

The story spans three hundred and forty eight years
The shifts in time handled deftly
Never jarring the sensibility of the reader
Always holding the reader close
Close to Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith's heart
A warm, compassionate, loving heart

The conclusion
That of a good story
Not saccharine, Not bitter

Music on my play list today
Looking Into You A Tribute To Jackson Browne
The line-up honoring Jackson Browne is top shelf
Singer Songwriters