Monday, September 6, 2010

Melting Pot Monday

Mieradome
by, Kate O'Hegarty
July 28, 2010
Ages  4-8 (340 pages)
Young Adult/ Fantasy

Mieradome pulls the reader into a unique fantasy world of faeries and technology, a different take on the Alice in Wonderland concept. The story revolves around a young girl named Amavia who believes she is a human girl, but slowly comes to find she is a faery in the world of Mieradome. Slowly who Amavia was began to unravel to show the truth; the truth that she just may be the evil they need to destroy. This is the first novel in a series, and gives a glimpse of what is to come for the main character Amavia. Fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials will definitely enjoy this adventure.  (summary from Amazon)
For more information, visit Kate O'Hegarty at her website.  There is a pretty trailer by VLC productions.  This book is available for purchase at Amazon
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The Final Edition
by, Lawrence Meyer
Historical Fiction
April 23, 2010

The Final Edition is the compelling story of an American newspaper and the family that owns it, from the Civil War to the end of the 20th century. Beginning in the last days of the Civil War, it tells the story of the rise and heyday of newspapers. For the next 60 years they were the source-the only source-of information about politics and sports, scandal and tragedy. No informed American could afford to be without one. Neither radio nor television dislodged the dominance of newspapers in informing America. Newspaper publishers were political aristocrats, wielding enormous power; newspaper families were among the social elite in cities across America. The Final Edition, Lawrence Meyer's third novel, is the story of a great newspaper, the Washington Sentinel, "a watchman in the night," fearlessly protecting the public interest above all. It is also a vibrant account of family intrigue over control of Washington's most powerful newspaper. Spanning five generations, Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy are among the key figures whose lives are woven into the fabric of this compelling and informative novel. The Final Edition offers readers a richly detailed glimpse behind the scenes of a fictional but all too real American newspaper, bringing exciting moments in American history to life. It is a story as current and relevant as today's headlines, as a great newspaper struggles to survive. Most engrossingly, it is the epic story of one powerful family's rise and fall, a gripping portrait of an elite family caught in personal and national turmoil and social change. Lawrence Meyer, a veteran journalist as well as novelist, was an award-winning reporter at two newspaper dynasties, the Louisville Times and The Washington Post. He brings that experience and a fine knowledge of American history to bear in a powerful, entertaining novel that will captivate readers of all ages. (summary from Amazon)
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2 comments:

E.J. Stevens said...

Mieradrome sounds fantastic!

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Both sound good but I love the sound of Mieradome. Oh and the cover is quite lovely :)

 
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