Showing posts with label square fish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label square fish. Show all posts

Guest Review: Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Why I chose this book:
 Even though the Dystopian craze is dying down, I am still drawn to those stories that sound unique, and do not utilize the same five or six variations of the same popular plots. From the summary this book gave the impression that it would have an unconventional spin on what would happen when one group of people is separated from another, but only by a wall. I found it interesting that the sixteen-year-old lead character is a midwife. This was essentially what hooked me into choosing it. I also have liked almost every book I have read from this imrpint, Square Fish (also known as Feiwel and Friends), which includes the Syrena Legacy Series and The Lunar Chronicles. I actually almost chose this book the first time I participated in Amanda’s Free Books and Cool Opportunities for You, but ended up choosing another because I was in a Fantasy mood rather than a Dystopian one.


Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'brien
Publisher: Square Fish
Release Date: October 11, 2011
Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:
IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future.

In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother's footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be "advanced" into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve. Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish. (Goodreads)

Guest Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Why I chose this book:
Of Poseidon seemed really interesting to me when I came across it through my Goodreads profile. Without specifically saying so, it felt like a story about mermaids which I think are sadly lacking in a lot of today's stories. Plus, I'm kind of a sucker for the books where one or the other of the main characters shouldn't be falling for the other one.


Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Publisher: Square Fish
Publish Date: April 30th, 2013
Format: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
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Synopsis:
It had never occurred to him to kiss anyone--before he met Emma. These days, it's all he can think about her lips on his.

The day Emma meets Galen on the beach is the day her life changes forever. Galen is the prince of the Syrena set to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen--literally, ouch!-- both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom... (Goodreads)


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