This month, we Quills are presenting indie-reads we've enjoyed.
Lindsay Buroker is a wonderful talent in the Indie Author world. If you haven’t read her stuff, you’re missing out. She’s a fantasy writer and has works in the steampunk and urban categories. Either way, she’s good at what she does, which is writing fast-paced novels with intriguing characters, clever dialogue, wry humor, well-developed settings, and sparks flying—romantic, rhetoric, and magic. Hers was the first steampunk I ever read, and while the notion sounded interesting, I was a little dubious. Magic and Victorian-style technology? Hmm…
Read more at: http://robinlythgoe.blogspot.com/2014/09/books-we-love.html.
Kristie Kiessling is on hiatus this month, so that leaves me up next!
With so many new books published each day, it can be difficult choosing something to read, but one genre I like to read and review from time to time, is fantasy for young readers. I enjoy the worlds created and I look for those reads I would have passed on to my children when they were middle-graders. There are a number of prerequisites for me: they may not promote behavior I think objectionable for the young reader and they must be grammatically sound. Of course, it always helps if they offer a good dose of humor. One work that met all these requirements (and it was one I quite enjoyed) is The Silver Strand, by L. J. Clarkson.
Clarkson offers a solid story for young readers through her heroine, Isabelle. When Isabelle discovers a silver streak in her hair that causes sparkles to dance about her, she panics. So begins this story.
I laughed—frequently—over Isabelle and her friends. Clarkson has a witty sense of humor and a gift for creating quirky personality traits for her characters. They left me turning pages . . .
For my full review, see here.