The Trials of Apollo: Book 1 The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan, Disney Hyperion - It’s not easy being a Greco-Roman god--particularly when you anger your father and he hurls you to earth into a garbage-filled dumpster.
Author Archives for Cynthianna Matthews
The Last Woman Standing, Thelma Adams, Lake Union Publishing - Young Josephine Marcus runs away from her stifling home life in 1880’s San Francisco to marry Johnny Behan, a charming older man who’s aiming to become the sheriff of Tombstone, Arizona.
Flamecaste, Cinda Williams Chima, Harper Teen - The Seven Realms have been at war for twenty-five years. Gerard Montaigne, King of Arden, is determined to forge an empire out of the realms.
Mothering Sunday, Graham Swift, Alfred A Knopf - In 1924 twenty-two year old Jane Fairchild worked as a housemaid in the home of the Nivens, a well-to-do family living in Berkshire, England.
Highly Illogical Behavior, John Corey Whaley, Dial Books - Solomon Reed is an agoraphobic with a panic disorder. In middle school while suffering a panic attack, he stripped and dived into the school’s fountain.
Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, Ramona Ausubel, Riverhead Books - Fern and Edgar come from serious money. In Fern's case it's old money, dating back to the trade in slaves and rum.
The Last Days of Magic, Mark Topkins, Viking - Medieval Ireland has long been a stronghold of magic in the world. It resisted attempts by many foreign powers to conquer it thanks to the Morrígna, a divine female trinity manifesting as twins Aisling and Anya in the mortal world and a third, Anann, in the spirit realm.
The Girl From Home, Adam Mitzner, Gallery Books - Jonathan Caine is a true Wall Street high flier, a man with supreme confidence in his abilities to ride the thermals of finance and soar ever higher in wealth and power.
In the Clearing, Robert Dugoni, Thomas & Mercer - The 1976 Bicentennial was memorable for the people of Stoneridge, Washington in more ways than one.
The Invisible Guardian, Dolores Redondo, Atria Books - Police Inspector Amaia Salazar had good reasons for leaving her home town of Elizondo, a small community in Spain's beautiful Basque country.