Category Archives: ya

Review: Gypsy Knights (The Gypsy Knights Saga) by Two Brothers Metz

Categories: 3 butterflies, action, adventure, RBR, review, Two Brothers Metz, ya
     Gypsy Knights (The Gypsy Knights Saga)Two Brothers Metz; Kindle EditionPublished May 19th 2011 by LoudCloud PublishingFourteen-year-old Durriken Brishen has lost his parents, his grandfather, and though he doesn't know it, his Gypsy culture's dangerous gift.Taken in and raised on the rails by the first woman to pilot a freight train, Durriken has one remaining connection to his Romani roots: a small wooden box that hangs from the hammer loop of his overalls.The last gift he received from his grandfather, the box contains the world's first Read more [...]

Review: Father Of Emily by Kristofer Oliver

Categories: 3 butterflies, Kristofer Oliver, RBR, review, some romance, ya
        Father of EmilyKristofer Oliver; Kindle EditionPublished June 26th 2011Ben Millar’s life feels like any other ex-pat romance, he drinks too much coffee, moans about the French and has just found out he has an unfaithful girlfriend.Almost a decade after he has left England he is forced to take on an emotional journey of discovery as fourteen-year-old Emily, the daughter of his teenage love Clara, comes to visit him in Paris.This new relationship makes Ben face his fears, his past and the guilt of leaving her mother - the girl he said Read more [...]

Review: My Mother, the Lycanthrope (The Lykoi Chronicles) by W.W. Lengeman

Categories: 1 butterfly, fantasy, RBR, review, W.W.Lengeman, werewolves, ya
   My Mother, the Lycanthrope (The Lykoi Chronicles)W.W. Lengeman; Kindle EditionPublished June 24th 2011Everyone has problems, but Leigh Trinkett is starting to think she has more than her fair share. Leigh has vowed to make the soccer team, but she’s not sure if she’s got what it takes, even with intensive coaching from best friend and budding soccer star, Ashley.Then there’s Leigh’s family life – and all is not quiet on the home front. Brother Buddy is a would-be ninja who leaves no stone unturned in his quest to annoy Leigh. Crabby Read more [...]

Review: The Betrothal: Or How I Saved Alan Edwards from 40 Years of Hell by Richard Raley @RichardRaley

Categories: 5 butterflies, humor, RBR, review, Richard Raley, romance, ya
            The Betrothal: Or How I Saved Alan Edwards from 40 Years of HellRichard Raley; Kindle EditionPublished April 23rd 2011 by Richard RaleyPhineas Farraday is a college drop-out turned struggling genre writer. One night, he’s huddled over his keyboard when he receives a phone call from his best friend Alan Edwards. Alan has spent the last two years doing missionary work in Chile and only just got back to the States. He’s got some great news for Phin. Alan’s getting married…in a week…to a girl he’s never met. You’ll be Read more [...]

Review: Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch

Categories: 5 butterflies, fiction, netgalley, RBR, review, ya, young
     Waiting to Forget Sheila Kelly Welch; Paperback, 172 pagesPublished October 1st 2011 by namelos (first published September 28th 2011)T.J. has always looked out for his little sister, Angela. When Momma used to go out and leave them home alone, he'd lock the door so they'd be safe, keep Angela entertained, and get out the cereal and milk for her. When Momma's boyfriend got angry at them, he'd try to protect Angela. Later, at their foster homes, T.J. was the only one who knew how to coax his little sister out of her bad moods. The only one Read more [...]

Review: Andraste by Marisa Mills

Categories: 3 butterflies, adventure, fairies, fantasy, RBR, review, ya
    AndrasteMarisa Mills; Paperback, 360 pagesPublished June 4th 2011 by Hydra Publications (first published May 20th 2011)Andraste, the daughter of an elfin prince and fairy queen is Fate's Beloved, blessed with an incredible prophecy naming her as the one who can vanquish the Abatu Empire. She has spent her life preparing for the day when she would leave her homeland and fulfill her destiny. That day has come, but there are a few things Andraste doesn't know. Her prophecy is a carefully-constructed lie, and beneath the beauty and civilization Read more [...]