Dark Nebula (The Chronicles of Kerrigan)

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Obtained from:  Amazon on May 21, 2014
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Author:         W.J. May
Genre:          Fantasy - YA
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          5/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Coming of age is very difficult for many teens, it can be especially difficult for those with too many secrets.

This book starts at Rae’s second year in England. She is quick to befriend a new student, who seems to be having as much difficulty understanding as Rae had last year. Along with normal school, she is still learning about her parents. Who can she trust this year, can she avoid becoming like her father?

Growing up is hard work. It is never easy to be the odd person in high school, and that is doubly true for Rae. Not only is everyone afraid she will become like her own father, she doesn’t know who to trust. Everyone needs someone they can trust, and befriending the student that seems most like her should have been the right thing to do. The author has done a terrific job of portraying how difficult being different can be in high school. Everyone needs acceptance, yet at times, it really does seem like everyone in the world is against you. Those who survive really do become stronger for the experience.

W.J. May writes to entertain the reader. Her book not only entertains but strives to point out how difficult life can be for the teenager when everyone seems to be against them. The action in this book really made me feel like I was there. Few books are powerful enough to draw me in so completely.

I would recommend this book to teenagers, young adults, and even older adults that enjoy coming of age stories. If you enjoy fantasy, I urge you to add this to your reading list. I already grabbed the next book of this series.

The Between

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Obtained from:  Amazon on March 19, 2014
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Author:         LJ Cohen
Genre:          Fantasy
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          5/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Love and powerful magic combine to create a strong hero.

A teenager learns she is Fae when she is pulled into their world. When she finds why, she must decide for herself what to do.

I like the way the heroine is allowed to decide what to do. She is not portrayed as someone weak and indecisive, but as someone who will do what is needed to produce the best results. She does not fall over with each new decision to be made, but does not make perfect decisions every time.

LJ Cohen writes because teens and young adults need books to read. The better those books are, the more they want to read them. This is one of the best. I can honestly say I am thankful for authors like this one, because I really enjoy reading good books.

Do you like fantasy? If you do, combined with Fae and Faerie, this book is for you. Even if you hate Fae, this book might be for you. Like the other books by LJ Cohen, I liked this one and look forward to reading more by this author.