Category Archives: young adult

May 14

Review: The Vagabond King by James Campion Conway

The Vagabond King by James Campion Conway, is a captivating story, beautifully told, filled with metaphors enough to taunt any imagination, and sadly enchanting. Chris, a teenage boy on the cusp of adulthood, loses his mother to cancer. Life suddenly fades from bright shades of hope and sky-high dreams, to gray clouds and moroseness as […]

April 23

Review: Everything We Lose: A Civil War Novel of Hope, Courage and Redemption, by Annette Oppenlander.

Everything We Lose: A Civil War Novel of Hope, Courage and Redemption, by Annette Oppenlander. Annette does it again! I had the pleasure of reviewing her novel, Surviving the Fatherland last year, which went on to become a best seller, and now, this new novel is yet another masterpiece of storytelling. Everything We Lose is […]

February 28

Book review: Homecoming Queen, by Kerry Watts

  Homecoming Queen, by Kerry Watts is a nice story about a young woman’s life and the consequences of mistakes made at a very young age. There were lessons learned and life was changed as a result, but a happy ending nonetheless. An enjoyable read. Book review by International Writers Inspiring Change  

February 17

Book review: THE REVILED: Book One of the Dark Fey Series, by Cynthia A. Morgan

THE REVILED: Book One of the Dark Fey Series, by Cynthia A. Morgan, is a five star read. It is a fantasy with some very unique characters and an imaginary world. It reflects real life battles between good and evil. There is love, friendship, determination and loyalty. The story is very engrossing, entertaining and an […]

January 31

Book review: Earthbound by Mari Collier

Earthbound by Mari Collier, is a very original story that starts out in Ireland during the potato famine and from there to America during the 1800’s. A story about survival against overwhelming odds. Strong family and friendships that overcome war, fire, food shortages and many other trials of the times. The difference is there are aliens […]

January 26

Book review: Seventeen, by Suzanne Lowe

Seventeen, by Suzanne Lowe, is a post-apocalyptic story about a virus which spreads into Australia, rapidly killing off the adult population, and leaving the youths and children to fend for themselves in a deteriorating world. The story revolves around two sisters who are forced to rely on their wits and mutual support, to endure the […]

January 24

Author Spotlight: Suzanne Lowe, author of Seventeen.

International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC): Tell us about yourself … Suzanne: I was born in Perth, Western Australia, and as a young adult, grew up in the small country town of Tom Price, situated in the outback of Western Australia. The summers were often very hot and dusty and I would spend my weekends with […]

January 23

Author Spotlight: Mari Collier, author of Chronicles of the Maca

  International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC): Tell us about yourself … Mari: I was born on a farm in Iowa and grew up without such things as electricity and a bathroom in the house. At least there was running water. I also attended a one room country schoolhouse through eight grades. Since then I have […]

November 11

Book Review: A Buss from Lafayette, by Dorothea Jensen

A Buss from Lafayette, by Dorothea Jensen, is a delightful historical fiction for younger women. And if you didn’t already know, the word “buss” means kiss. Being a grandmother, I must say that I enjoyed every word of it. It is well-written, entertaining and a wonderful peek into the life of a girl who had […]

May 25

Book Review: “Evin” by A.S. Crowder, is an action-filled urban fantasy into another realm.

  Evin, by A.S. Crowder, is an urban fantasy, filled with action, sinister wraiths, magical daggers and mysterious portals – where good versus bad in a deadly conflict for survival. For readers of young-adult urban fantasy, this is a good read, well-written and with characters you really come to like. The story centers around Eva, […]