A Shiver of Snow and Sky Book Review

A Shiver of Snow and Sky Book Cover A Shiver of Snow and Sky
Lisa Lueddecke
Fantasy, Young Adult
Scholastic Children's Books
October 5th 2017
Paperback
350

Red, red, the lights glow red Beware the danger up ahead… On the frozen island of Skane, the sky speaks. Beautiful lights appear on clear nights, and their colors have meaning: Green means all is well, and the Goddess is happy. Blue means a snow storm is on the way. And then there’s red. Red is rare. A warning. Seventeen years ago, the sky turned red just as Ósa was born, unleashing a plague that claimed the lives of hundreds of villagers, including her own mother. This time, when the night sky once again bleeds crimson, she must discover how to stop the onslaught before so many lives are lost again.

Orphan Monster Spy Book Review

Orphan Monster Spy Book Cover Orphan Monster Spy
Matt Killeen
Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, War, Thriller
Usborne Publishing
March 8th 2018
Paperback
384

A Jewish girl-turned-spy must infiltrate an elite Nazi boarding school in this highly commercial, relentlessly nail-biting World War II drama! After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah--blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish--finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see every person like her dead. Then Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He's a spy, and he needs Sarah to become one, too, to pull off a mission he can't attempt on his own: infiltrate a boarding school attended by the daughters of top Nazi brass, befriend the daughter of a key scientist, and steal the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. With years of training from her actress mother in the art of impersonation, Sarah thinks she's ready. But nothing prepares her for her cutthroat schoolmates, and soon she finds herself in a battle for survival unlike any she'd ever imagined.

The Salt Path Book Review






The Salt Path Book Cover




The Salt Path





Raynor Winn





Nonfiction, Autobiography, Travel




Micheal Joseph




March 22nd 2018




Paperback




288



Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home and livelihood is taken away. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.

They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.

The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.

A Thousand Perfect Notes Book Review






A Thousand Perfect Notes Book Cover




A Thousand Perfect Notes





C.G. Drews





Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction




Orchard Books




June 7th 2018




Paperback




282



An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.

When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?