Dark Star is another young adult coming of age and into superpowers book with predictable romance. Fortunately, no vampires, just monsters they call demons. (But they still use their teeth.) Logically, her world has a few thin spots, lacking something in the visuals and the feel of it all, as well as in the makeup of the Beneath.
Ironskin by Tina Conolly takes Jane Eyre and turns it on its head. Or face. Yes, it's a mashup. A pretty good one, but still another mashup. I enjoyed it, though. The characterization was pretty good, and the plot made sense, if a little confused towards the end. In this Jane tale, Jane Elliot was wounded in the Gre
Australian native Daniel O'Malley has written a book that slithered right up onto my favorites list--and that list isn't terribly long.
October's movie is The best exotic marigold hotel (rated PG13). It will be shown in the Carnegie McIntyre Room
Howard's book Katya's world drops us right into the action and takes us out on Katya's first voyage as a licensed sub navigator on the water planet Russalka. Katya is 15, nearly 16, and a prodigy. Her Uncle Lukyan, the sub owner, is very proud of her. As they are heading out, a Federal agent forces them to take him and a prisoner on board.