Holiday #Readathon Wrap-up
December 10th, 2012 by Liza Wiemer

Holiday #Readathon Wrap-up

It was an amazing and inspiring experience to read with all of you! My deepest gratitude to all our bloggers/authors/writers who offered mini-challenges and giveaways.

The last novel I read was Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon:

My review: This novel was recommended to me by Heidi @ YABibliophile.com. Thanks Heidi! I got sucked into the folklore immediately and feel in love with the characters. Seventeen-year-old Ai Ling waits for her father to return from the Palace of Fragment Dreams. When he doesn’t return and Ai Ling may be forced to marry a horrible man as his fourth wife, she leaves home alone in a quest to find her father. On her journey she meets Chen Yong. They travel through the Kingdom of Xia and into the Immortal Realms along with Chen Yong’s brother. The action and evil spirits the Ai Ling and Chen Yong encounter are creepy, but not too scary that you’ll have nightmares. I actually loved these scenes for their action and description. The story will keep you intrigued and moves at a fast pace. It’s an incredible adventure. Cindy Pon incorporates all the senses, definitely mastering the taste and smell with mention to food and scents!
I already have the sequel on order! Can’t wait to read it. I highly recommend this novel!

I did start Dodger by Terry Pratchett and am loving it so far. Love the mix of historical fiction with real life characters like Dickens into seventeen-year-old Dodger’s life.

Join us next year for the Holiday #Readathon. Each year we hold the event online  during the first weekend of December.  Thanks again to all our participants.


One Response  
Laurie Viera Rigler writes:
December 10th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thank YOU, Liza! I had so much fun! What a lovely group of people! Wishing you a joyous and magical holiday season and a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!

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