Summary Book Review The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Long:
Download or read book The Treachery of Beautiful Things written by Ruth Long and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-08-16 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.
Summary Book Review The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Long:
Download or read book The Treachery of Beautiful Things written by Ruth Long and published by Dial. This book was released on 2012 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seven years after the forest seemingly swallowed her brother whole, seventeen-year-old Jenny, whose story about Tom's disappearance has never been believed, sets out to finally say goodbye, but instead she is pulled into a mysterious world of faeries and other creatures where nothing is what it seems.
Summary Book Review The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Long:
Download or read book The Treachery of Beautiful Things written by Ruth Long and published by Speak. This book was released on 2013-08 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Years after the forest seemingly swallowed her brother whole, Jenny, whose story about Tom's disappearance has never been believed, sets out to finally say goodbye, but instead she is pulled into a world of faeries and other creatures.
Summary Book Review New Adult Fiction by Jodi McAlister:
Download or read book New Adult Fiction written by Jodi McAlister and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-10-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The term 'new adult' was coined in 2009 by St Martin's Press, when they sought submissions for a contest for 'fiction similar to YA that can be published and marketed as adult – a sort of 'older YA' or 'new adult'.' However, the literary category that later emerged bore less resemblance to young adult fiction and instead became a sub-genre of another major popular genre: romance. This Element uses new adult fiction as a case study to explore how genres develop in the twenty-first-century literary marketplace. It traces new adult's evolution through three key stages in order to demonstrate the fluidity that characterises contemporary genres. It argues for greater consideration of paratextual factors in studies of genre. Using a genre worlds approach, it contends that in order to productively examine genre, we must consider industrial and social factors as well as texts.
Summary Book Review More Musings by Lynn M. Dixon:
Download or read book More Musings written by Lynn M. Dixon and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2019-10-16 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book has a host of articles written from observations of everyday life; book and movie reviews and poems.
Summary Book Review A Darkness at the End by Ruth Frances Long:
Download or read book A Darkness at the End written by Ruth Frances Long and published by The O'Brien Press Ltd. This book was released on 2016-09-12 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The final book in the contemporary fantasy trilogy set in Dublin: and Dubh Linn, the fae world that exists in the cracks and corners of reality. Angels, fae demons and humans are drawn into lethal conflict as the fate of the world hangs in the balance in the final installment in this urban fantasy. Holly, the fae matriarch, tries to sieze the power of heaven for herself, while Izzy has lost her memory and Jinx is dead ... or is he? Confronted with ancient powers, sacrifice and treachery. War is looming within the ranks of the Sidhe. The angels and the demons begin to draw lines, daring each other to transgress and start another war ... 'fantasy lovers will adore the twists and turns ... it’s wonderful to see Irish mythology in the hands of someone who knows what they’re talking about and resists presenting the reader with a twee view of the country' Inis Magazine about A Crack in Everything
Summary Book Review A Crack in Everything by Ruth Frances Long:
Download or read book A Crack in Everything written by Ruth Frances Long and published by The O'Brien Press. This book was released on 2014-09-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welcome to The Other Side ... Chasing a thief, Izzy Gregory takes a wrong turn down a Dublin alley and finds the ashes of a fallen angel splashed across the dirty bricks like graffiti. She stumbles into Dubh Linn, the shadowy world inhabited by the Sidhe, where angels and demons watch over the affairs of mortals, and Izzy becomes a pawn in their deadly game. Her only chance of survival lies in the hands of Jinx, the Sidhe warrior sent to capture her for his sadistic mistress, Holly. Izzy is something altogether new to him, turning his world upside down. A thrilling, thought-provoking journey to the magic that lies just beside reality.
Summary Book Review Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed:
Download or read book Tiny Beautiful Things written by Cheryl Strayed and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2012-07-10 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Soon to be a Hulu Original series • The internationally acclaimed author of Wild collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. Rich with humor and insight—and absolute honesty—this "wise and compassionate" (New York Times Book Review) book is a balm for everything life throws our way. Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice.
Summary Book Review Hollow in the Hills by Ruth Frances Long:
Download or read book Hollow in the Hills written by Ruth Frances Long and published by . This book was released on 2015-09-07 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Something is stirring beneath Dubh Linn. When an ancient and forbidden power is unleashed, Izzy, who is still coming to terms with her newfound powers, must prevent a war from engulfing Dublin and the fae realm of Dubh Linn. But by refusing to sacrifice Jinx – fae warrior and her ‘not-really-ex’ – Izzy sets in motion a chain of events which will see them hunted across the city and into the hills where she'll face the greatest challenge of all. In the deepest and darkest Hollow, an angel of death is waiting … and the price he asks for his help might be too high … 'an excellent fantasy, with strange but memorable characters set in believable settings. The storyline all through is tense and exciting with a somewhat surprise ending.' Irish Examiner on A Crack in Everything 'Delicious and wonderfully romantic…Lyrical prose, along with highly imaginative and descriptive phrasing, makes the forest setting–and its creatures and people–immediately present and sparked with magic.' Booklist on The Treachery of Beautiful Things
Summary Book Review Ever Yours by Vincent van Gogh:
Download or read book Ever Yours written by Vincent van Gogh and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 785 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An abridged edition of the complete six-volume publication, Vincent van Gogh, the letters: the complete illustrated and annotated edition, 2009"--Title page verso.
Summary Book Review Van Gogh on Art and Artists by Vincent Van Gogh:
Download or read book Van Gogh on Art and Artists written by Vincent Van Gogh and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2013-03-21 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty-three missives — written from 1887 to 1889 — radiate their author's impulsiveness, intensity, and mysticism. The letters are complemented by reproductions of van Gogh's major paintings. 32 full-page black-and-white illustrations.
Summary Book Review Love in a Dark Time by Colm Toibin:
Download or read book Love in a Dark Time written by Colm Toibin and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2004-06-02 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of linked essays about homosexual literature considers its most influential writers of the past two centuries--including Oscar Wilde, Thomas Mann, James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, Mark Doty, and Thom Gunn--and how many of them were forced to hide the truth about their private lives. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Summary Book Review The Promise and Peril of Things by Wai-yee Li:
Download or read book The Promise and Peril of Things written by Wai-yee Li and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our relationship with things abounds with paradoxes. People assign value to objects in ways that are often deeply personal or idiosyncratic yet at the same time rooted in specific cultural and historical contexts. How do things become meaningful? How do our connections with the world of things define us? In Ming and Qing China, inquiry into things and their contradictions flourished, and its depth and complexity belie the notion that material culture simply reflects status anxiety or class conflict. Wai-yee Li traces notions of the pleasures and dangers of things in the literature and thought of late imperial China. She explores how aesthetic claims and political power intersect, probes the objective and subjective dimensions of value, and questions what determines authenticity and aesthetic appeal. Li considers core oppositions—people and things, elegance and vulgarity, real and fake, lost and found—to tease out the ambiguities of material culture. With examples spanning the late sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries, she shows how relations with things can both encode and resist social change, political crisis, and personal loss. The Promise and Peril of Things reconsiders major works such as The Plum in the Golden Vase, The Story of the Stone, Li Yu’s writings, and Wu Weiye’s poetry and drama, as well as a host of less familiar texts. It offers new insights into Ming and Qing literary and aesthetic sensibilities, as well as the intersections of material culture with literature, intellectual history, and art history.
Summary Book Review The Island of Beautiful Things by Will Allen Dromgoole:
Download or read book The Island of Beautiful Things written by Will Allen Dromgoole and published by . This book was released on 1912 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Defiant by Lesley Livingston:
Download or read book The Defiant written by Lesley Livingston and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-01-23 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The darling of the Roman Empire is in for the fight of her life in this lush sequel to the acclaimed historical fantasy The Valiant. Be brave, gladiatrix... And be wary. Once you win Caesar's love, you'll earn his enemies' hate. Fallon was warned. Now she is about to pay the price for winning the love of the Roman people as Caesar's victorious gladiatrix. In this highly anticipated sequel to THE VALIANT, Fallon and her warrior sisters find themselves thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, one that will threaten not only Fallon's heart - and her love for Roman soldier Cai - but the very heart of the ancient Roman Empire. When dark treachery and vicious power struggles threaten her hard-won freedom, the only thing that might help the girl known as Victrix save herself and her sisters is a tribe of long-forgotten mythic Amazon warriors. The only trouble is, they might just kill her themselves first.
Summary Book Review The Valiant by Lesley Livingston:
Download or read book The Valiant written by Lesley Livingston and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-02-14 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Princess. Captive. Gladiator. Always a Warrior. Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary fighter Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed by the armies of Julius Caesar. On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her place in her father's war band. She never gets the chance. Fallon is captured and sold to an elite training school for female gladiators—owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon’s family might be her only hope of survival. Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, deadly fights in and out of the arena, and perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier and her sworn enemy. A richly imagined fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cinda Williams Chima, The Valiant recounts Fallon’s gripping journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.