Monday, May 14, 2012
Great Reviews coming in for Euterpe
Here are just a taste of the great reviews that are coming in for the YA books at Musa Publishing.
Dragon Night by Stephanie Campbell
"Ms. Campbell writes a busy story with lots of complex relationships between her families of characters and poor Ford. Ford is sixteen and what he’s going through resembles puberty but is much worse. You immediately empathize with him because he’s brought up loveless and has no idea how to help himself. The author adds evil dragons, and draconians who are slaves to the dragons and mixes Ford into the conflict between the two factions. The entire story held my attention and made me hungry to see what’s on the next page and how she would end the story. There's potential for a sequel here if the author chooses. I’d be happy to read more about Ford and how he puts his life back together.
This is an excellent read for a young person going through life changes who needs a distraction or for someone who enjoys fantasy or stories about dragons." Long and Short of It Reviews 4 Stars
Lost in the Bayou by Cornell Deville
"Lost In The Bayou" by Cornell Deville was indeed a good YA thriller. I thought the story was very well written with lots of fast paste action. "Lost in the Bayou" was definitely a page turner in that I could not put it down until I was finished with it.... with each chapter leaving you wondering just what was happening next.
This author did a wonderful job with this YA action thriller." Great Minds Read Aloud 4 Stars
The Girl Who Remembered Horses by Linda Benson
"The Girl Who Remembered Horses by Linda Benson is the first book I have read by this author. I had to check this book out just from the title. I am a horse lover. I cannot get enough about reading horse stories. I did like this book. Enough to sit for long periods of time and read it on my computer. Sahara is such an intriguing character. I did not know what she would bring next to the story. My only complaint about this book was that it seemed a bit long. It could have been shorter and still been good. It seemed like Ms. Benson’s wanted to show her love for horses by making sure she captured every detail about them. Ms. Benson is a good story teller. Ms. Benson’s love for horses did help to make this story come alive. I would suggest any horse fans to check out this book." Manic Readers 4.5 stars
The Trouble with Nightingale by Amaleen Ison
"The Trouble with Nightingale is written for young adults, but this adult-reader really enjoyed it as well. No character is overdone. Millie acts like everyone else. The few powers she discovers actually help round out her character and give her the ability to fight back against demons. Why not join Millie in her quest to save her apartment house (and maybe the world) from demon danger? You’ll find yourself rooting for the familiar, even if he’s not what you’d call a dangerous animal. I know I did." Long and Short of It 4 Stars
The Blacksmiths Daughter by Arley Cole
"I very much recommend picking up this book, especially if you have a teenage son or daughter interested in fantasy. It’s good, clean fun." The Lost Entwife 5 Stars
"The author gives you ambushes, invigorated fights and near death on almost every page. You won’t be bored reading this story. I especially liked the fight between good and evil; magic was used for evil and foiled by good magic. It’s easy to pick out the good and bad characters in the story and it only took me a chapter to know that Enith and Acwellen are a good match for each other. The author takes you through an early romance that matures at the end of the story and it’s a sweet tale. Ms. Cole also weaves enough nuances in the story to let you know that the adventure is not quite over. The evil wizard is still alive, Nerian (Acwellen’s best friend) has not realized all his potential yet, and it wouldn’t be hard to develop another book to continue the story. I hope she does, I’d love to read more about this world and the characters that people it. If you like fantasy, I know you will too!" Long and Short of It 5 Stars