Suspect Red The Best Historical Fiction

Suspect Red is the perfect example of historical fiction. This novel by L. M. Elliott has the perfect balance of research and speculation.  Adding to the tension are pictures and facts from the time period that are from the story.  Nothing else can drop you into the paranoia of the Cold War faster than seeing […]

Mockingjay By Suzanne Collins

The final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.  The mockingjay is a symbol from the first book as a pin given to Katniss for luck from a friend.  This was the one item she brought with her to the arena.  It becomes a symbol of the revolution as Katniss joins them.  She finds herself living […]

Mockingjay By Suzanne Collins

The final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.  The mockingjay is a symbol from the first book as a pin given to Katniss for luck from a friend.  This was the one item she brought with her to the arena.  It becomes a symbol of the revolution as Katniss joins them.  She finds herself living […]

Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins

The second book in the Hunger Games trilogy.  We find our heroine is forced to pretend to having a good romantic relationship with Peeta for the cameras.  They find their popularity has sparked a special version of the Hunger Games.  Past winners have been selected to participate in a special edition of the Hunger Games. […]

Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins

The second book in the Hunger Games trilogy.  We find our heroine is forced to pretend to having a good romantic relationship with Peeta for the cameras.  They find their popularity has sparked a special version of the Hunger Games.  Past winners have been selected to participate in a special edition of the Hunger Games. […]

The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

For those who haven’t yet read the book, the movie version is due to hit theaters March 23. Katniss Everdeen lives in a poor district known mainly for their coal mining.  She supports her mother and little sister by sneaking outside the boundary fence to hunt.  She is a fighter born of her circumstances.  She […]

The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

For those who haven’t yet read the book, the movie version is due to hit theaters March 23. Katniss Everdeen lives in a poor district known mainly for their coal mining.  She supports her mother and little sister by sneaking outside the boundary fence to hunt.  She is a fighter born of her circumstances.  She […]

Mastiff by Tamora Pierce

Another delightful addition to the Beka Cooper Triology.  This time Beka has to solve a giant conspiracy and kidnapping.  The usual detective work is left to a group of misfit characters.  Beka, a guardswoman (equivalent to a police officer and detective) is tasked with finding the prince.  Luckily, her faithful partner Achoo (a scent hound) […]

Mastiff by Tamora Pierce

Another delightful addition to the Beka Cooper Triology.  This time Beka has to solve a giant conspiracy and kidnapping.  The usual detective work is left to a group of misfit characters.  Beka, a guardswoman (equivalent to a police officer and detective) is tasked with finding the prince.  Luckily, her faithful partner Achoo (a scent hound) […]