STORY OF A GIRL
By: Sara Zarr
Publication Date: January 10, 2007
I loved this story. I think it caught me off guard though. I wasn’t expecting to feel all these feelings when I was reading it. If you haven’t picked this book up, I highly recommend it. It’s a quick but very emotional read.
Sara Zarr is the acclaimed author of four novels for young adults: Story of a Girl (National Book Award Finalist), Sweethearts (Cybil Award Finalist), Once Was Lost (a Kirkus Best Book of 2009) and How to Save a Life. Her short fiction and essays have also appeared in Image, Hunger Mountain, and several anthologies. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband,
THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER
By: Paula Brackston
Publication Date: January 18, 2011
Hi – I’m Erin and I like Historical Fiction. I saw this book on a list somewhere and immediately had to hunt it down. I loved the way Brackston mixed in the historical events alongside some wonderfully developed characters and a great story. There was so much happening in this book I am sure my review comes across like a big, rambly mess but as is usually the case, that is a great indicator of how much I enjoyed it.
Caden and Makenna were both really well developed in spite of it being such a short story. If you’re looking for something quick and hot with a lot of heart and emotion, I would highly recommend this book.
Makenna James thinks her day can’t get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out.
Caden Grayson is amused when a harried redhead dashes into his elevator fumbling her bags and cell phone. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he’s terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he’s trapped in his own worst nightmare.
One pitch-black elevator…
To fight fear, they must reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?