August 16th, 2010

brian katcher - playing with matches

Brian Katcher – Playing With Matches
Series or stand alone: stand alone
Genre: young adult, fiction
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 300

Reason for reading: Katcher’s Almost Perfect will be guaranteed a place in my top ten this year it was that good, so I just had to read his debut.

Cover: eye-catching? I still don’t know if I like it or not.

Synopsis: Leon is the type of boy who is never noticed in high school but he had his own small group of misfit friends. While he is pining after the beautiful cheerleader Amy, he finds himself forming a friendship, and eventually more, with Melody, the girl everybody considers a freak due to the burn scars which mar her face. When Amy begins to show an interest in the previously invisible Leon, he is torn between the school beauty and his best friend.

First line: “So I was reading this Vonnegut novel,” I said to Samantha.

Verdict: good.

Although I didn’t enjoy this as much as Almost Perfect, it was still a good read. It made me glad I am no longer 17 and in high school though as boys are jerks and girls are bitches.

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Medici recommendations


I'm looking for historical fiction about the Medici family.
I don't have a particular period, or any particular member of this family in mind. The more recommendations, the better :)

If possible I'd like the fiction to be historically accurate.
If you have good non-fiction titles I'm interested too, but I'm mostly looking for fiction.


#64 The Fox by Sherwood Smith

The following review has spoilers for Inda, the first book in The Inda Series. There are no spoilers for The Fox.

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Rating: four and a half stars
Length: 772 pages
Source: paperbackswap
Challenges: This book is part of the Summer of Series Challenge
Similar book: This book reminded me of works by Robin Hobb (The Assassin books and the Liveship Traders books), as well as Lynn Flewelling's Tamir Triad.
Other books I've read by this author: Crown Duel (which consists of both Crown Duel, and Court Duel), Inda (my review), Wren to the Rescue, Wren's Quest, Wren's War

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