Tag: Fiction

The Atlantis Code

The Atlantis Code by Charles Brokaw A thrill-seeking Harvard linguistics professor and an ultrasecret branch of the Catholic Church go head-to-head in a race to uncover the secrets of the lost city of Atlantis. The ruins of the technologically-advanced, eerily-enigmatic ancient civilization promise their discoverer fame, fortune, and power… but hold earth-shattering secrets about the origin of man.   While world-famous linguist and archaeologist, Thomas … Read More The Atlantis Code

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most

As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten books I recommend the most…perfect! 1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 2. Hyperion by Dan Simmons 3. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides 4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 5. 1984 by George Orwell 6. The Passage by Justin Cronin … Read More Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still on My Shelf Unread

As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is top ten book I HAD to buy, but are still sitting on my shelf unread. Haha oh boy, I’m pretty guilty of this…. Nothing wrong with these titles, just haven’t read them yet. Any you think I should pick up post-haste? 1. Map of Time by Felix J. Palma … Read More Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still on My Shelf Unread

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer Michael Cunningham, Francine Prose, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling new volume. Inspire by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel … Read More My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature

Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates you. All because you did the right thing. Welcome to life for Mena, whose year is starting off in the worst way possible. She’s been kicked out of her church group and no one will talk to … Read More Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; … Read More Chronicle of a Death Foretold

The Rise of Endymion

The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons See reviews of books one, two, and three. This review contains SPOILERS. The time of reckoning has arrived. As a final genocidal Crusade threatens to enslave humanity forever, a new messiah has come of age. She is Aenea and she has undergone a strange apprenticeship to those known as the Others. Now her protector, Raul Endymion, one-time … Read More The Rise of Endymion

Writing Advice, Pixar Style (Legends Undying)

Last week, I stumbled across a post of writing advice by Pixar story artist, Emma Coates. I have reproduced them here for your reading pleasure.

On the Road

On the Road by Jack Kerouac On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, “a sideburned hero of the snowy West.” As “Sal Paradise” and “Dean Moriarty,” the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac’s love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine … Read More On the Road

Top Ten Tuesday: Settings I’d Like to See More Of

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is top ten settings I’d like to see more of. 1. Private boarding schools -I’m such a sucker for books like this. Think Kate Brian’s Private Series and Cecily Von Ziegesar It Girl series. 2.  Turkey -Are there any books set in Turkey? 3. The Nazca Linea -One … Read More Top Ten Tuesday: Settings I’d Like to See More Of

My 23 Favorites (Legends Undying)

Yesterday, I shared a list of my 23 favorite books on Legends Undying. What do you think?

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. I am … Read More Will Grayson, Will Grayson