So after making my way through Amy McAuley’s Violins of Autumn, it seemed only fair to make a list of World War II books that I actually did enjoy…or at least find deeply accurate to history. It’s a fascinating topic and makes for some thrilling (and sometimes tragic and deeply introspective) reading. So! Here’s theContinue reading “Book List: WWII Books”
Book: Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley Series: (standalone) Genre: YA WWII Historical Fiction (emphasis on women in the French Resistance) Content for the Sensitive Reader: Three violent but not particularly graphic on-page deaths, amount of violence otherwise typical in WWII stories, some PG-13 and mild language scattered throughout, mild romantic themes, underage smoking andContinue reading “Book Review: Violins of Autumn”
Book Review No. 13: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi Series: Crispin, no. 1 (trilogy) Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Fiction (ish) Content for the Sensitive Reader: Some gory scenes with bloodshed and a hanged man, uses of Christian figures as oaths/protective watchwords/exclamations/startled prayers. May be too intense for very young readers. Completion Date: Summer 2017Continue reading “Crispin: The Cross of Lead”
I wasn’t entirely certain what I was getting myself into with this one. I picked it up at the last Epic Library sale, assumed it was going to be a high-stakes prison escape novel toned down for a younger audience with aircraft thrown in, maybe with a dash of steampunk or sci-fi, and took it home.