We’re currently reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Rebecca’s pick). Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood … Continue reading →
Summary: Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back?
The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don’t exist – almost.
Beauty by Robin McKinley. (Kevin’s pick) Beauty is a retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, eighteenth century. Read the fairy tale: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/beauty.html
Our June book is Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith, selected by Kevin. Summary: During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl “passes” for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Meeting date: June 15, 2014
Alfonso’s pick for March 2014 | Goodreads | IndieBound The Queen of Water by Laura Resau & Maria Virginia Farinango Born in an Andean village in Ecuador, Virginia lives with her large family in a small, earthen-walled dwelling. In … Continue reading →
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin Tonight we came together to discuss The Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin. Starry River is a book that was published in 2012 and is a companion book to Where … Continue reading →
WHEN: Sunday, December 1, 2013, 5 pm WHERE: Vroman’s Bookstore, 2nd floor — 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101 RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/243091545843050/ ABOUT OPEN MEETINGS Our adult YA group normally meets in a (very tiny) home, so while many … Continue reading →