Review: The Beast of Cretacea

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By: Todd Strasser
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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Sometimes you don’t ever hear about the best books. Not from a friend. Not from the internet. Not from the thousand and one subscriptions that hit your inbox daily. Sometimes you just have to stumble upon them. And that’s exactly how I discovered The Beast of Cretacea by Todd Strasser. I found this one at the library, tucked into the regular circulation stacks when I was busy wondering when exactly the first book in The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater was going to be returned so I could finally begin that series. And then I saw this one, the spine a mix of color with a title that made the story sound ripe with adventure.

So I did what I always do. Picked up the book without so much as a glance at the synopsis on the inside flap and never looked back.

Review: Red Queen by Christina Henry

red-queen-by-christina-henry Red Queen
By: Christina Henry
Website: http://www.christinahenry.net/
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Publisher: Ace
Series: The Chronicles of Alice, Book #2
Received From: Publisher. All reviews are own, honest opinions.
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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I really enjoyed Red Queen by Christina Henry. An Alice in Wonderland inspired story, it was both darker than the original, but held the same ‘feel’ as, I think, many expect a tale about Alice, any Alice, to hold. The prose was wonderful, the world had that magical, otherworldly quality I love so much. It’s very readable, and I finished it very quickly.

First, disclaimer. I didn’t read the first book in the series.