Hope’s Daughter, Melanie Cusick-Jones is my kind of science fiction. In a futuristic society, on a space station, the young people’s lives are ordered for them, but all is not at it seems.I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be reading the rest of the series. Good writing and believable characters. I especially like that the book has some closer, while leaving the story open for the next book. I give this story 5 stars.
The cover of this book is what caught my attention first, I just love it. Keeper of Reign is a delightful book for young people about Elfies (half elves, half fairies) who have shrunk in size due to a curse. Evil has come to the forest of Reign and Jules and his sibling have to find their missing parents, find the Books and free them all from the curse. This is an allegory based on the Bible. There are a few scriptures throughout, but not given as such, they are writings from the ‘Ancient Book.’ Good morals, a good storyline. I did think it was a little drawn out and obviously there is going to be a sequel. The story simply ended. I always prefer some type of cliff hanger, or some closer with each book in a sequel. But it was a good read. I recommend for ages 8-13. The characters range from sixteen to two. I give the book 3.5 stars due to the facts I mentioned above, well worth the .99 cents for the Kindle version on Amazon.
I was given a copy of “Seduction of the Scepter” by the author, E. Rose Sabin, in exchange for an honest review. This story is told through journal entries by Lara, a young woman who is caught up in the intrigue of court life. I loved the historical feel of this novel. The story has Lara trapped between duty and desire. There are a few sex scenes, but not overly explicit and it is definitely adult content. I also have to mention that I loved the cover. I good read! I give it 4 stars.