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Mauser begins reviews with the book Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The protagonist, Karou, is an errand runner for a shady employer in Prague who sends her to collect teeth. The characters are well developed and the storyline involves angels and chimeras and wishes that serve as currency. First in a series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone is well developed story with a true cliff hanger ending. Recommended for 8th grade and up.
Hauser reviews Indigo Blues, a book told in alternating perspectives, is about a break up and the resulting number one hit single. Characters Adam and Indigo are trying to move on with their lives and get past their break up, but Adam’s band’s song about Indigo has the press seeking information from her and his manager is after him to write a follow up. Through the novel, the characters learn about themselves and each other. Recommended for high school audiences.
McElroy shares The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Purchased as a iPad app, this interactive book has many intricate features that will make it a visual delight for the children in your life. Print version expected to be published by Antheum Books in July 2012.
The technology segment centers around apps. How do you select apps, what reviews do you use, what are your favorite apps?
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