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I have never read “The Shining” by Stephen King, but I saw the movie many years ago and was thoroughly frightened by it. In college, I did read another of King's novels, “Salem's Lot,” and was left so scared by it that I never read another of his books, until now.
"Battle Magic" is a long awaited companion book, answering numerous questions posed in Tamora Pierce's award winning fantasy, "The Will of the Empress." Pierce’s newest offers wonderful insights into Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy's characters, showing the reader what they felt and how they acted during the war between Gyongxe and Yanjing.
"Just One Year," is the sequel to "Just One Day," by Gayle Forman. The conclusion of Allyson and Willem's tale is told from Willem's perspective giving the novels a whole new depth of insight and meaning.
No matter what the time of day or night, you'll find Chris Stuckenschneider paging through the latest novel or immersed in a stack of picture books for Book Buzz consideration. A longtime literacy advocate, Chris will keep you in the know about books. Page on with The Missourian's book editor--news, reviews and more for book lovers of all ages. To read her blog entries, click HERE.