There is trouble when the angels take over the earth. Penryn, 17, battles the angels to find where they have taken her little sister. She partners with an angel whose wings have been cut off and makes him her to the Aerie when she hopes to find her sister. She finds much more.
a new look at angels. At one point Raffe, the angel confesses that his major problem is that he is an agnostic. not sure of the existence of God and has never communicated with God……
In general, an interesting fantasy read.
I started this book in the early evening and did not close the book till I finished it at 1am; a page turner! Olympia Brown, chaplain for a girls college knows there are bad things happening in a cult in Cambridge. She and her priest friend Jim try to save one of her students and expose the criminals running the cult. I can tell there will be more mysteries to come
Good mystery. reminds me of Gorky Park with Martin Cruz Smith. The story takes place in Laos adter the take over of the communists, so the “rules” are a bit different. Siri, the coroner, and his assistant, Stui, and morgue attendant are faced with multiple deaths. He has friends who help and there is an element of the mystical in the dreams he has and the Hmong shamans. There are moments of humor and it ties up nicely in the end.
The complex story of a friendship between Elena and Lila. Beautifully written; I was taken in by the subtle way the author revealed the love, the jealousy, the competition and dependency of these two young girls. The beauty of the words and the characters drew me through the book, but it was not a fast paced read.
What a book. Magic Music.
The main narrator, music itself, relates the biography of a fictional classical guitarist. There are magic moments and in the end everything comes together. I listened to the book and the audio was superb. Frankie Presto was born in a cathedral in Spain and took music in from his very birth. The story is infused with musical moments in jazz, country, classical and rock. Loved it!
More than 4 stars really, but just nor 5.
When he is a teen, Hiroshi believe he has found the way to end poverty. Eventually he finds a way to make his dream a reality with Nanotechnology. But he never factored in the greed of humans or the intelligence of aliens.
YA book, young love two kids who like typical teens, feel they don’e fit anywhere. Eleanor is in a house with five kids and an abusive step dad. Park is Asian trying to fit in with a rough crowd. There is love and angst. Good story written in two voices.
Again, Genova gives a face to a disease we want to hide away. The O’Brien family watches as the father, a police officer, succumbs with courage to Huntington’s Chorea. By demystifying the symptoms and showing ehat they look like in context, she honors the people who live with them.