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Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

March 12, 2016 Review 32 ★★★

After reading and enjoying PASSENGER and reading and disliking INTO THE DIM, my patience with time travel books was wearing thin. Luckily, THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE brought in a few new aspects that held my interest. Given a map, Nix and her father can sail to any place at any time. However, not a lot of traveling actually happens in the plot. Nix’s father is obsessed with obtaining the one map that will reunite him with his lost love, and much of the book focuses on him in Honolulu trying to find this map. Read more »

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Review: Hooked (DAC)

Review: Hooked (DAC)

February 23, 2013 Review 6 ★★★

¬†Well one thing is for sure. Liz Fichera can create an amazing setting. Taking place in Arizona, a lot of the book focuses on the main character’s culture-she’s Native American. Fred lives on an Indian Reservation. I found the small details like the placement of the mountains and roads were spot on, and I should know, considering I live here.As […]

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ARC Review: Fire Horse Girl (DAC)

ARC Review: Fire Horse Girl (DAC)

January 30, 2013 Review 11 ★★★★

¬† THE FIRE HORSE GIRL tells a richer, deeper, story that the colorful cover and adventurous synopsis hint at.This is more MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA than MULAN. The strength in this novel is really supplied through the history of Chinese immigration to America, with an engaging plot geared toward young adults added. Jade Moon is “cursed,” being the independent, stubborn […]

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