Tag Archives | coming of age

Skin Hunger
Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey

A resurrection of magic ; book 1 Sadima’s mother died in her birthing. The magician paid to help did no […]

Wolves
Wolves by Simon Ing

I totally agree with that old saying “never judge a book by its cover”, but more often than not it […]

More Than This
More Than This by Patrick Ness

Seth is drowning. He isn’t going to survive, there is no out for him. He drowns. But death is not […]

Jane Eyre
jane eyre

Jane Eyre’s parents die when she is an infant, and she is taken in by her uncle. Her uncle also […]

Seraphina
seraphina

Seraphina has lived her life hiding the truth about who she is; a half-dragon. Her mother died in childbirth, and […]

The Shadow of the wind
The shadow of the wind cover

One of my RIP reads Translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves Book 1 of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books […]

The Scorpio Races
Scorpio Races

Near the village of Thisby on the island of Skarmouth lives Puck Connolly her two brothers. Her parents were killed […]

The hunger games

Ever since Katniss’ father died in a mining accident she has been the one to take care of her family. […]

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children

Read for this year’s RIP challenge. This was just the perfect start to my reading for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI, […]

Ship Breaker

Nailer is a ship breaker, one of those who make their living from scavenging the ships left over from the […]

Wolf

Cassy lives with her grandmother. Her practical, sensible, responsible grandmother. Her mother is a dreamer, unable to look after herself […]

I capture the castle
I capture the castle by Dodie Smith

I capture the castle

Cassandra Mortmain’s father is a famous writer; unfortunatley he has been suffering from writer’s block for years. Her mother is dead, but she has a lovely stepmother now in Topaz. She also has a younger brother Thomas, and and older sister, Rose. And then there is Stephen, who has grown up with them, not forgetting the dog Heloise and the cat Abelard. They live in a ruin of a castle in England, and have no income. Which means no money for clothes, repairs, rent, or food. They have sold everything worth selling. And then the two Cotton brothers arrive on the scene.