Miss me? I missed you, my friends. But a week off can work wonders sometimes, and I left you plenty of archives to read, along with a brand new Story Time based on Snowmen at Christmas, and since it quickly became one of my Favorite Story Times Ever, I hope you didn’t jones too much for some lit from the Lit Mama.
Let’s get right back into it with a review of a highly entertaining book perfect for teen girls and just in time to make a great Christmas gift. Because Dystopia.
Listen. Katie Andrews Potter is an historian. She knows her stuff. She’s also a homeschooler, and we love supporting working homeschoolers, don’t we? When I came across her series, The Wayfaring Sisters, I knew I had to get my hands on it to review it for you. Because just the two things already mentioned are awesome.
For me, a huge draw was that Potter’s books are set in Indiana. And I absolutely love being able to recognize the sites in a book. This one was awesome in that it mentions places over much of the state, and I’ve been to most of them. I at least know where they are. But even if you’re not from Indiana, the historical places in this book are worth knowing about.
On top of all that, this is a genuinely entertaining story written in a voice gentle enough to share with your youngest littles and grown-up enough that your teens will love it, too.
If you’re looking for a new paranormal series to delve into, Runes is pretty stinkin’ good.
Raine Cooper’s life is pretty ordinary. Her best friend is on his way to being her boyfriend. She’s on the swim team at school and is close with her teammates. The only weird thing that’s ever happened in her life is the plane crash that took her father’s life. Of course, they never found his body and Raine’s mother refuses to believe he’s gone.
I mean, that’s a lot to deal with, but it’s somewhat normal, right?
This book. This book, y’all. I have Never (and I really mean that) felt so much sympathy for a character. I have never so strongly cheered a character on or felt such a tremendous amount of hope as I read. And she was written by a boy. And Eric Lindstrom has his own special kind of magic. How is this only his second book? How does an author get that honed that quickly? I’m in awe.