Category Archives: Roben

Heartstone by Elle Katherine White

Heartstone by Ella Katherine White – SFF WHIT About: As our story opens, Aliza Bentaine is conversing with one of the many hobgoblins that live in the Merybourne Manor gardens. Without warning, a dragon alights nearby and the rider, Alistair … Continue reading

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Maresi, Book 1 in the Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff

Maresi, Book 1 in the Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff What It’s About: Maresi’s world is one that many would envy. She is a Novice at the Red Abbey, a refuge for women and girls.  Situated on an island … Continue reading

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Andieh About:  In this re-imagining of One Thousand and One Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend, Shiva,  by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan, but discovers … Continue reading

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Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman  About:  Shusterman says that he wanted to write about an empath and thus, Bruiser was born.  The blurb in Smith’s on-line catalog states “Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled … Continue reading

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A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotwood

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotwood ABOUT: “Crisscross America – on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains – from pirates ships off the Carolinas to the peace, love, … Continue reading

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Roben’s Best of 2015

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley About – Aza Ray Boyle’s life has been defined by a unique, deadly lung disease.  Just days before her sixteenth birthday, she’s swept aboard a ship sailing through the sky-bound world of Magonia and discovers … Continue reading

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