Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link


Magic for Beginners


Link's engaging and funny second collection -- call it kitchen-sink magical realism -- riffs on haunted convenience stores, husbands and wives, rabbits, zombies, weekly apocalyptic poker parties, witches, superheroes, marriage, and cannons -- and includes several new stories.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Just so Stories by Rudyard Kipling


Just so stories


The stories, first published in 1902, are pourquoi stories, fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A forerunner of these stories is "How Fear Came" in The Second Jungle Book (1895), in which Mowgli hears the story of how the tiger got his stripes.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer



Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Book Review:

The world introduced in this book is completely original. The author includes the dynamics of politics and anarchy into the story in an effortless way. The main character  is a strong independent woman who despite having disabilities such as an arrogant stepmother does everything in her power to provide for her family. This is the kind of books teens should be reading. Stories leaded by a strong female character.

That being said I also think that the plot of the story was quite generic. This could be because the book obviously follows the plotline of the classic story Cinderella, which is my main problem with this book. From the start I knew that this main character would have a mean step mother and sister, would fall in love with a prince and then there would be a ball, all of my predictions became truth which annoyed me very much because I like to have the element of surprise in the books I read. Of course through the story there are some elements that  I found incredibly interesting like the disease brought by the lunar to earth and the story of the lost lunar princess.

Overall Cinder was an entertaining book, well written and appropriate for teens and young adults, but I’m not  interested enough to read the entire series.

To-Read list 2015


to read 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish


The blazing world


The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World, better known as The Blazing World, is a 1666 work of prose fiction by English writer Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle. It has been described as an early forerunner of science fiction.

Happy 2015!


Hello my beautiful readers, I’m Danielle, the writer and creator of The Book Finder blog! And probably many of you have noticed that I haven’t posted anything in a long time! I recently started college and moved out of my house, so 2014 was both an exiting and stressful year for me. But this year I intent to come back full force! So be prepared to to get back on the horse readers!

Thanks for sticking around and I wish you all an incredible 2015 filled with books!