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In this week’s blog post, I am going to review exactly what the title suggests: two books and a movie.
Beginnings by Laurie Treacy, Jamie Canosa, M. M. Roethig, and Candace Gleave ~ This book is a collection of short stories written from “tweaked” famous first lines of literary works. Each story is beautifully written and showcases the authors’ unique writing styles.
“Enjoy the Silence” by Laurie Treacy: I LOVE the main character, a fae named Zander! Although the story has a resolution, I still have questions. What happens to Zander? My inquiring mind wants to know!
“Eternity Crux” by Jamie Canosa: Wow! This story is intense and action-packed from beginning to end.
“Elemental Princess” by M. M. Roethig: This story is such a darling otherworldly fairytale. Like “Enjoy the Silence,” it is resolved, but I still have questions. Who is the Child? I want to know HER story!
“Train Station: 3:00 P.M.” by Candace Gleave: A western, a little mystery, and romance: enough said. I enjoyed all the stories, but this one is my personal favorite!
If you like collections of short stories or even if you don’t, I recommend this book. Each story will have a little something for everyone.
Fledgling by Natasha Brown ~ Okay, I added this book to my Kindle collection for two reasons. One: it was free. Two: one review said it was basically Twilight retold. After reading the book I will say this. Yes, it has hints of Twilight in it. However, it is MUCH BETTER than Twilight! And it should not be free. If Stephanie Meyer can make millions off her books, then Natasha Brown should definitely be making millions from Fledgling!
The characters are likeable and their struggles are somewhat believable. One is ill and the other is a shapeshifter. Of course, they fall in love, eventually share their secrets, and overcome a catastrophe. But I like them. I rooted for them throughout the entire story.
If you were a fan of Twilight, but you’ve become disenchanted with the franchise, give Fledgling a try. If the mere mention of Twilight disgusts you, give Fledgling a try. Either way, you will not be disappointed.
Guardians of the Galaxy ~ One word: AWESOME! Oh . . . and I want a dancing baby Groot!